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The Year 7 Parent Information Evening planned for tomorrow evening will not now be held on site. We have instead produced a video for parents which can be found on our website at


Please see below for details of the Lambs Lane closure from 21st January to 28th January 2022


Mrs Stanley, Mrs Gander and Miss Vella were blown away by the outstanding performance from the Thunder drama group last term! We were so proud to see so many of our fantastic students performing and committing their own time to the Arts! We thought you were all brilliant!


We are delighted to be offering a series of Challenge Seminars for Y10/11. These seminars will explore high-level subject content, skills and exam techniques for students who aspire to attain highly at GCSE. Please see the schedule below.


Reminder: The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. Book your appointments now via Full details can be found under letters home on our website at


Calling all Harris Academy Rainham and The Chafford School alumni! We’re working with to bring our students together. Learn more:


A huge congratulations to the students involved in The Scholars Programme, who successfully completed a university-level programme of study. Following their essay submission, their lecturer commented on the outstanding level of academic writing that the students demonstrated.


The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. See our website at for full details.


Wishing all our parents, carers, students and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please enjoy our Christmas Performance here:


Reminder: year 11 virtual parents’ evenings will take place 4pm and 7pm on Weds 15th and Thurs 16th December. To book your appointments, please visit For full details visit the letters home area of our website at


It is important to us that as a school we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. We value each piece of feedback we receive so if you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Autumn2 questionnaire.


Please see our website for our Autumn 2 KS3 Parent Voice Letter and our 2021/22 KS3 Events Calendar


🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson.


Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering


Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.


Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Homework Policy KS3


"Homework is not an optional extra, but an essential part of a good education". -1999 White Paper, Excellence in Schools. Homework is an essential part of the learning process and should be planned, marked and reviewed in the same way as classwork. We aim to encourage confident, autonomous learners who develop independent skills of enquiry, evaluation and creativity. The completion of homework is an integral part of the curriculum, systematically differentiated to target different learning needs and abilities, to aid student progress. It is also important because it is the main channel by which education can become a shared responsibility between home and school, allowing parents and carers to support their children as well.


Homework should:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students.
  • Develop the ability to work independently by encouraging an ethos of high achievement and self-motivation towards academic progress.
  • Provide opportunities for demonstrating understanding and consolidation of work done in class.
  • Develop skills of personal organisation, time management, revision and study skills.
  • To stretch and challenge students to develop their personal potential.
  • To prepare students for the challenges of working independently and without the close supervision of the class teacher


The Academy does not have a fixed homework timetable with time allocated for different subjects on different evenings, but instead homework will follow and reflect the content in lessons as they are taught as so each subject is allowed flexibility in when work is set. Students will need to learn to manage their time so that they do some homework each evening.


Each week pupils are expected to complete:

  • 60 minutes of independent or guided reading – scholastic / personal book choice (Ms Burt will be able to tell you which books are correct for your reading age)
  • The completion of 2 tasks on Hegarty Maths
  • A minimum of 1 lesson on Bedrock in accordance with the bedrock deadlines:

23rd September 2021

3 Lessons

14th October 2021

5 Lessons

18th November 2021

7 Lessons

16th December 2021

6 Lessons

20th January 2022

5 Lessons

10th February 2022

5 Lessons

10th March 2022

5 Lessons

31st March 2022

6 Lessons

5th May 2022

7 Lessons

26th May 2022

5 Lessons

23rd June 2022

6 Lessons

21st July 2022

6 Lessons