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Please see our website for information about the Year 7 Language choice process.


Reminder: Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 29th November from 4.30pm to 6.30pm




Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday 13th October is the last day of term for students (Friday 14th October is an INSET day so school will be closed for all students). Students return to school on Monday 31st October.


Message from Havering Council: The Council have created a one-stop-shop for all of the financial & other support that may be out there for residents this winter and beyond, all in one handy place on our website.


YEAR 11 REVISION EVENING We are inviting you and your child to attend our mock examination preparation information evening which will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pmPlease see our website for full details


You are invited to attend the Year 11 parents’ consultation evening on Thursday 8th September 2022 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. This evening will be held onsite at Harris Academy Rainham. See our website for full details


We are delighted to welcome our students back to the Academy next week. Dates and times for each year group are as follows;Year 7 - Monday 5th September 8.30amYear 11 - Monday 5th September 8.55amYears 8,9 & 10 - Tuesday 6th September 8.30am


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.


Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term.


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.


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.


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.


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



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



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.

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 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.

Satchel One

Satchel One, formerly known as Show My Homework, is an online tool to help you keep track of your child's homework and will allow you to see the details of the homework tasks your child has been set, as well as its submission status. It provides:

  • 24/7 access to view quality and quantity of homework
  • Translation into over 50 languages
  • Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
  • Automated notifications before homework is due

Click HERE for a guide on how to use Satchel One.

Key Stage 3

Each week KS3 pupils are expected to complete:

  • Sixty minutes of independent or guided reading – scholastic / personal book choice (The Academy’s librarian will be able to tell you which books are correct for your reading age)
  • A minimum of two lessons on Bedrock in accordance with the bedrock deadlines as set by the English department.
  • The completion of two tasks on SPARX for maths.
  • A minimum of one bi-weekly task on Seneca for Science.

In addition to this, literacy-based subjects including English, History and RE will set pre-reading to be completed before lessons.

For other subject areas such as Design Technology, homework at KS3 will be set regularly by subject teachers. It will not follow a prescribed schedule, but rather fit in with their curriculum.

Key Stage 4

At key Stage 4, homework is centred around knowledge retrieval and practice tasks. KS4 pupils will be set homework regularly by their subject teachers in accordance with their curriculums.

Pupils in KS4 will continue to be set the following each week:

  • Two lessons on Bedrock in accordance with Bedrock deadlines as set by the English department.
  • Tasks on SPARX for maths.
  • Bi-weekly Seneca task for science.

In addition to this, subjects will set homework for KS4 pupils such as pre-reading, regular knowledge retrieval tasks and regular practice tasks to consolidate and apply their in-class learning. It will not follow a prescribed schedule.