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A big thank you to Prisca and our fundraising team who organised a charity bake sale to raise money for Crisis. Crisis is the UK national charity for people experiencing homelessness. HRSF raised £50.20 during the bake sale. A special mention to Prisca and Odeneho who baked cakes


We are excited to work closely with our prefects and wider leadership team to make HRSF the best place it can be!


Student leadership and voice is central to all that we do here at HRSF. Our prefects will be supporting HRSF with various roles. These include sixth form duties, fundraising campaigns, behaviour mentors and academic tutors.


Introducing more of our student leadership team…Senior prefects: UtIntroducing more of our student leadership team…Senior prefects: Uthman, Fad, Ayna and NimrutPrefects: Harry, Alicia, Oghosa, Odeneho, Ema, Iris, and Josh.


Student voice and leadership is central to the success of Harris Rainham Sixth Form and all our sixth formers. Our student leadership team will represent the student body and liaise with staff to ensure student experience, opportunities and outcomes are exceptional.


A huge congratulations to our student senior leadership team. HRSF would like to introduce our Student Presidents; Sarah and Daniel, and our Vice Presidents; Anastasia, Jamiayma, Enoch and Adrian.


HRSF would like to introduce the student leadership team! All students in this photo have one of the following roles: Student President, Student Vice President, Senior Prefects, Prefects and Society Leaders. We are so proud of all our sixth form leaders and excited for the future


At HRSF we believe in hard work as we know that our habits determine our future. Well done to all our students who fully prepared for their vocational mock exams this week. This shows real drive and determination and is great preparation for the real vocational exams in January.


Daniel and Sarah delivered a speech during our open evening to audiences of 200+ guests. They did a fantastic job, speaking with clarity and passion, inspiring prospective students and supporting their sixth form. We are so proud of you and excited to see your impact at HRSF.


Congratulations to our two Student Presidents; Daniel and Sarah. These sixth formers embody our values and are fully invested in all that we do here at Harris Rainham Sixth Form.


Thank you to all our sixth formers who volunteered at HRSF open evening. All students conducted themselves professionally and engaged with prospective students and parents to inform them about the subjects we offer and the values we hold. Applications for HRSF 2024 now open!


Our students were highly engaged, eagerly discussing their enthusiasm for undergraduate courses and careers ranging from Dentistry and Engineering to English Literature and Architecture.


This week, some of our most ambitious sixth form students joined the first in a series of Harris Experience Advanced conference calls. The launch event was a preview of the wealth of opportunities aimed at helping our students gain entry to the world’s most selective universities


One week to go...Our open evening is on Tuesday 21st November, 5.30pm-7.30pm. This will be a great opportunity to hear about our values, meet our sixth formers and speak to subject experts about the courses we offer and their entry requirements.We hope to see you there!


We also looked at dry ice seeing how it could be used in spooky theatre productions. The last part of the day was Q&A session. Topics discussed were the structure of courses on offer, accommodation, societies and social clubs and the cost of attending University.


The sixth formers then attended a typical University lecture where a Doctor of Chemistry demonstrated liquid Nitrogen (-195oC), its effect on balloons, and what would happen if you put your hand in it for too long (when your skin peels off it is called ‘degloving’!).


26 HRSF biologists, chemists and physicists attended a series of STEM lectures and workshops at Queen Mary University. These photos show the chemistry students participating in a biomedical lab where students were able to analyse their own electrocardiograms.


Members of our sustainability elective were given a tour of our new sixth form building this morning. A quantity surveyor showed students how our new building complies with ambitious national sustainability targets and answered lots of insightful questions.


A huge thank you to Josh, Sadie and Harry who visited their previous secondary school to deliver a year 11 assembly about Harris Rainham Sixth Form. Each sixth former spoke with confidence and clarity to talk about our values, the courses we offer, and our new building.


Today was the official Federation Oxbridge launch! It was great to join other Harris Federation sixth formers, alongside 26 HRSF students, to understand a little more about applying to Oxbridge and the preparation required, as well as to hear from Harris/Oxbridge alumni.

Personal Development

If the culture of our school affects the character of our students, and the character of our students then eventually shapes the culture of our society, undoubtedly what we teach our students and the knowledge and habits they acquire, and build makes a genuine difference to society.

Our students are involved in the pursuit of knowledge to benefit their own lives and the lives of others. We believe that knowledge is powerful. We believe that our actions become our habits, our habits become our character, our character is who we are - and this can have a lasting impact on others.

This mission is underpinned by our values, curiosity, commitment, and compassion. Our personal development curriculum allows students to embody these all-important character traits by supporting our students to develop a culture of scholarship and a love of learning where intellectual curiosity and rigour is valued.

Brochure cover croppedThe curriculum will encourage students to search for truth, fight ignorance and take personal responsibility for their actions. It inspires our students to give back to our community and find a deep sense of belonging, while cherishing individuality.

Our vision is to develop students who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, experiences and dispositions to be ambitious individuals who take ownership of their lives, show kindness and acceptance of others and kind contribute positive to society, leaving a long-lasting impact.

To become curious

  • About the world around me
  • About my subject beyond the specification
  • About the beliefs and views of others

To grow compassion

  • By caring for the lives of others
  • By deepening my understanding and empathy
  • By displaying tolerance and acceptance of others

To be committed to

  • My character
  • My future
  • My passions
  • My health and wellbeing
  • My relationships
  • My community

Examples of the opportunities and academic and personal enrichment offered for each character trait.

Personal development breakdown


End points for the personal development curriculum

Personal development

To become curious

At the end of KS5 students will have developed an interested and enquiring mind, seeking to understand and find truth in all that they do and come across.

Students will have a genuine love of learning and will have immersed themselves in opportunities and experiences that have aided and developed this. Students will be accepting of the views and beliefs of others and will celebrate and cherish diversity and individuality.

Students will have a wealth of knowledge and understanding beyond a subject specification which will allow them to participate in society and have a greater and more informed view of the world around them.

To grow compassion

At the end of KS5 students will feel a deep sense of belonging into a caring community, showing kindness, gratitude, and acceptance towards others.

Students will have embarked on a number of opportunities which have allowed them to give back to the community, support the learning and wellbeing of others and gain skills which can benefit others in the future.

Students will have a strong moral code, celebrate diversity and share the belief that knowledge can benefit the lives of others

To be committed

At the end of KS5 students will be ambitious individuals who are well informed and prepared for their next steps. Students will have a wealth of experiences and dispositions, which allow them to interact in society and apply for their university or career pathway of choice.

Students have embedded effective habits into their daily lives which have allowed them to be successful in their academic studies now and in the future.

Students have developed a range of soft skills and conversational techniques which have allowed them to be confident and successful at interview and when interacting in society. Students will be well informed about relationships, interactions, and wellbeing, allowing them to integrate well into different communities.