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The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter has been published on our website today. We hope you enjoy it.


Harris Academy Rainham has been accredited for transforming practice in Principled Curriculum Design within SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education.


Our fabulous Share a Story competition videos are now on the school website.


.... This is to ensure we can maintain social distancing and year group bubbles for the safety of all children. There is a summary of the dates and timings for year groups attached - however you must refer to your letter when received for the exact time of arrival.


Parents/Carers will receive a letter in the post this week with full details on arrangements for returning to school and with the exact date and time for each individual child. Please note that children must only come to school at their allocated date and time... more


National Careers Week Day 3


... and encouraging teens to start loving life, to become their very best self, with tips on how to stay cool under pressure and be determined and most importantly ‘happy’. Individuals will need to register in advance for this session via


Thursday 4th March 7-8pm – Andy Cope, ‘Dr of Happiness’ and author of the ‘Spy Dog’ series will be doing a live Zoom event of wellbeing aimed at anyone 11 + .Amongst other things he will be discussing his book ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ ... more


World Book Day 4th March 2021 Please see our website for lots of information and activities in celebration of this year's World Book Day


The second edition of our Health & Wellbeing Newsletter dealing with bereavement has been published on our website


Message from Havering Education Services As part of the Council’s campaign we have teamed up with Lifeline projects to put on an online live concert aimed at young people. Attendees can sign up and find more details here:


National Careers Week


Information for parents on the arrangements for returning to school from 8th March 2021


See our website for the lastest update on reopening in March.


Beautiful work from Elis Latifi in year 8. Well done Elis. What an incredible drawing.


For all you budding Paul Hollywoods and Mary Berrys!


The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter (Edition 3) has been published today. See Wishing everyone a happy and safe half term.

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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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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