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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Curriculum Overview

We believe that education is the single biggest lever for social justice. We believe education is the means to transform many of the challenges that society faces, be it injustice, poverty or social disadvantage. This is our mission at Harris Academy Rainham.

At the core of our educational mission is teaching children powerful knowledge that enables them to understand the world around us. We believe all children should have access to this powerful knowledge.

For this reason, all students in our school study an academic curriculum, all students study languages and all students experience the breadth and depth of our National Curriculum.

For us, this is an issue of social justice. The teaching of powerful knowledge is at the heart of our education system. It develops our students' intellectual abilities, enables them to think deeply and critically and it enables the transmission of our values and traditions from one generation to the next. As G.K. Chesterton writes: "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."


What is powerful knowledge?

Powerful knowledge is different to the knowledge that we acquire in our everyday lives. If we simply teach children knowledge that is relevant to them, we will forever condemn them to be trapped by their experiences and their circumstances. Knowledge is liberating, enlightening and broadening.

This powerful knowledge is collected into subject disciplines that are alive and vibrant. We encourage our students to recognise that, when they study science, they are entering a scientific community that is dynamic and where new knowledge is being created. It is for this reason we teach students both substantive and disciplinary knowledge.

In an age where truth has become eroded, powerful knowledge is concerned with truth. It is this knowledge that liberates our students from the tyranny of ignorance, the sweet words of the dictator and the fear that invariably follows a lack of understanding. Our students will step into the world with knowledge that enables them to become active, responsible citizens who are profoundly human.

To fulfil these aims we have developed a knowledge-rich curriculum that ensures our students are able to learn and remember knowledge that enables them to think deeply about their subjects. 

This curriculum, along with our approach to teaching, enables our students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to become successfully in a range of subjects.


Year 7 – 9

All students study the full National Curriculum across the three years at Key Stage 3.  Students select their GCSE options during Year 9.


Year 10-11

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 10-11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science and a PE option and the vast majority study a humanities subject and a modern foreign language. The list of optional subjects is extensive and gives students real choice.

Click HERE to download a statement of our curriculum vision and principles.

For further information about the curriculum please contact the Principal's PA at the school or email info@harrisrainham.org.uk