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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

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Student Leadership

A message from our student leadership team 2020-21.

We are very proud to announce ourselves as the Harris Academy Rainham student leadership team of 2020-2021.

We each have our own individual roles, responsibilities and passions within the team, and as a group we will embody and promote the academy’s ethics and school values. We all have a collective responsibility of representing the academy to its peak potential.

Our leadership also means that we will not just be representatives of the school, but also the voice of our all-inclusive students. Creating an advantageous and cordial environment out of Harris Academy Rainham is one of our main goals, as is enabling our students to flourish in their academic lives.

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‘I believe that as a school community we have established strong values that underpin all that we do.’ Ayah

Ensuring that all pupils adapt to our morals and values of Belonging, Believing and Becoming (BBB) is also a main target for us as the school’s leadership body. Implementing this into students from younger years makes a harmonious community and allows teachers and pupils to work in accord.

We are so excited to be back in school and look forward to having a bit of normality back in our lives by coming back into classes and seeing our friends and teachers again. We are looking forward to working hard and sitting our GCSE examinations (and being proud of the outcomes!). Although we do face on-going preparations for our GCSEs, we feel passionate about the below issues and plan to raise awareness, makes changes and move forward with the following:

  • BLM movement and educating all about unconscious bias
  • Speaking out and supporting those with mental health needs
  • Celebrating success, especially for those students who always do the right thing
  • Providing mentoring to students with repeated sanctions

We look forward to promoting Harris Excellence and representing you throughout the year!

'Everyone has a voice and it will be heard and valued.’ Goodness

Our student leaders 2020

Head girl: Maria

Head boy: Morrison

Deputy head girls: Daisy and Rennie

Deputy head boys: Jack and Reon

Student leaders

  • Goodness
  • Madison
  • Maddie
  • Izzie
  • Grace
  • Muttyat
  • Canan
  • Ayah
  • Ope
  • Daniel
  • Amadu
  • Andy
  • Jason

Head girl, Maria, with deputy head girls Daisy and Rennie.

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‘I am extremely proud to be a student at Harris Academy Rainham.’ Daisy

What our student leaders say...

We asked students why they applied to be on the student leadership team.

‘I want to be the voice of the school, so that everybody feels that they can belong and know that the school is a lovely and safe environment.’ Amadu

‘I will strive to support other students so they can excel in subjects they are passionate about so they and me can impact the community and the school positively. Putting my friends dreams and goals first is so crucial to me.’ Andy 

'This role requires a lot of patience, care, confidence, respect and the ability to work in a team, being a role model to motivate students to be the best versions of themselves, and ensuring the school is a comfortable and enjoyable environment for everyone.’ Muttyat

‘I think it is important that our student leaders are able to demonstrate tolerance and understanding. I also think that student leaders should be well-rounded pupils who are able to contribute widely to school life.’ Izzie

‘Belong. Believe. Become. These are our values are HAR and I believe that as a school community we have established strong values that underpin all that we do. They inform the fundamental character of both our students and teachers which creates individual and collective growth amongst us. This has allows us to continuously reach our goal of belonging to a community, believing in ourselves and others and becoming the best version of ourselves.’ Ayah

‘I am extremely proud to be a student at Harris Academy Rainham.’ Daisy

‘This position seems like an enjoyable challenge that will be hard work, but very rewarding. The academy has done so much for myself and countless others, I feel as if I owe it to you and the school’. Jack

‘As head boy, and even just as a person, I will do my unwavering best to make sure our students do not lose their way.' Morrison

‘I believe that student leaders play a significant role in school life and be representative of a role model to the rest of their peers. One needs to have the ability to motivate and the skill to instil inspiration on those they encounter. It is a responsibility which requires respect, patience, compassion and crucial teamwork skills.’ Maddison

‘I am a strong believer in our school values: Belong. Believe. Become. I am ready to aid our school in making sure that everyone feels as though they below as this is the first step into achieving our goals. I will make sure that everyone has a voice and it will be heard and valued.’ Goodness

‘The role of head girl holds great importance and plays a large part in school life for both staff and students. This role does not mean that you are someone of greater importance than the rest of the school but it is someone with the ability to work effectively within a team as well as demonstrating leadership skills. It is a crucial role that requires much patience, respect and care.’ Marris

'I will do my unwavering best to make sure our students do not lose their way.' Morrison

Head boy, Morrison, with deputy head boys Jack and Reon.

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