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Congratulations to Aliyah who has been accepted onto the Target Bath programme!Target Bath supports students of Black African and Caribbean heritage to gain places at the University of Bath.


Congratulations to Jomi who has been accepted onto the Bright Ideas Medicine Pathway. Jomi has already benefitted from Saturday sessions and will soon be attending a medical summer school at Anglia Ruskin University. What a fantastic opportunity!


We wanted to congratulate Oden who has been invited to attend an Insight Day with Macquarie, a large asset management group. Oden will then have the opportunity to apply for a work placement and a possible financial scholarship for university through the company. Well done!


We wanted to highlight a fantastic achievement from Nimrut, who has been selected to take part in the Sutton Trust US Programme following an application process. Nimrut is one of 100 students who were selected nationally, and we are very proud as a sixth form team.


A huge well done to our year 12 HRSF basketball team! This was our first ever competitive basketball game and the boys represented HSRF incredibly well. We are so proud of them and can’t wait for their next game!


We look forward to welcoming our year 12 sixth form students into our new building in April! Please check out our website to see the progress over the last year.


This event raised £238.14 today, all proceeds will go towards supporting the charity ‘Choose Love’. This charity provides humanitarian aid to, and advocacy for, refugees around the world. Thank you to all sixth formers, HAR students and staff who have supported today!


A huge thank you to Shafkat who organised the event, with help from Mahum, Paige, Beatriz, Rihanna and Ayman who brought in homemade food and volunteered on the stall. A special mention to Mahum and our HAR helpers who created intricate Henna designs!


Our student-led Islamic society and our MAAC society (Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Caribbean) have worked together to put on an event to celebrate Ramadan.


The STEM lecture was delivered by Dr. Stephen Price and explored methods of understanding the human brain, while the humanities lecture was led by Dr. Michael Loy and looked at theatrical performance in Ancient Greece.


A group of our sixth form students visited Queens’ College, Cambridge today. After an introduction to the specific requirements of the Oxbridge application process, and an extensive tour of the college, our students attended taster lectures in STEM and the humanities.


. Through meaningful conversations, students gained valuable insights into potential career paths while receiving mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.


To celebrate National Interview Week, Your Game Plan conducted online interviews with our year 12 cohort. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds conducted these interviews, delving into students' interests, subjects, and future aspirations.


A huge well done to our year 12 HRSF football team! This was our first ever competitive football match and the boys represented HSRF so well. A special mention to Adrian for being awarded POTM!


These taster sessions aim to provide students, who are applying to HRSF, with an insight into the subject at A-Level. The session will delve into a topic on the A-Level course and allow students to experience the content which they will be studying beyond GCSE.


Teachers at Harris Rainham Sixth Form will be delivering taster sessions for the subjects on offer. The sessions will begin on 16th January!Please sign up via our website: News and Dates à Latest news and events à Taster sessions.


Building update: The cladding is almost complete, and the internal rooms and classrooms are now painted! Our new multi-million-pound, state of the art sixth form building will be ready for our students in April!


Excellent attendance and punctuality are crucial to sixth form success and therefore the future life chances of our students. Attendance is directly related to academic outcomes and gaining powerful knowledge, which is why we place so much importance on it at HRSF.


33 of our sixth formers have achieved 100% attendance and excellent punctuality this term. We celebrated with an attendance rewards breakfast and certificate morning. Well done to all our sixth formers!


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

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

We view SMSC development as an extremely important part of our students’ education and personal life experience. We believe that it should be embedded in all that we do and the decisions that we make.

We have a clear vision of how we will support and help all students to develop as well-rounded individuals and global, active citizens and how they will ultimately leave a positive mark on humanity. This will be delivered through our tutor programme which is split into four sections which link to the national curriculum, our context and our ambitions:

  1. Physical health and emotional wellbeing
  2. Safe and respectful relationships
  3. Responsible active citizens
  4. Academic scholars and future pathways

It will also be delivered through our personal development opportunities and the expectations that all sixth formers will accumulate 20 hours of community outreach in the year.


We aim to develop our students’:

Spiritual: our students’ growth of their sense of self, their unique potential, their understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and their will to achieve. As their curiosity about themselves and their place in the world increases, they try to answer for themselves some of life's fundamental questions. 

  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life 
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faiths, feelings and values 
  • Sense of enjoyment an being curious in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.

Use of imagination and creativity in their learning and a willingness to reflect on their experiences. 

Moral: our students acquiring an understanding of the difference between right and wrong and of moral conflict, a concern for others and the will to do what is right. They will be able and willing to reflect on the consequences of their actions and learn how to forgive themselves and others. They develop the knowledge, skills and understanding, qualities and attitudes they need in order to make responsible moral decisions and act on them.

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives.
  • Recognise legal boundaries and, in doing so, respect the civil and criminal law of England such as the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions 
  • Understand and respect the public institutions and services in the England and beyond for example, police/army compared to the independence of the courts

Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues. 

Social: our students acquiring an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being members of families and communities (local, national and global), and an ability to relate to others and to work with others for the common good. They display a sense of belonging and an increasing willingness to participate. They develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes they need to make an active contribution to the democratic process in their communities.


  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other students, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Understanding of and how to combat discrimination in all its forms, including but not limited to, sexism.
  • Willingness and initiative to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively 

Acceptance of and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Cultural: Student’s cultural development involves them acquiring an understanding of cultural traditions and an ability to appreciate and respond to a variety of aesthetic experiences. They will acquire a respect for their own culture and that of others, an interest in others' ways of doing things and a curiosity about differences. They develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, qualities and attitudes they need to understand, appreciate and contribute to the academy culture and ethos.  

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others 
  • Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures in the academy and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain 
  • Ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities 
  • Knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain 
  • Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities 

Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


The Academy engages actively with the local community e.g. through welcoming a range of speakers to talk to the students and hosting events such as concerts to which the local community are invited. The students are also given the opportunity to participate in charity events and interact with the local community through local events. All year 12 students will be expected to accumulate 20 hours of community outreach over the year. This embodies our value of compassion and our drive to have a positive impact on humanity. This also helps to build student’s competitive profile. Examples of this are below:

  • Volunteering at sixth form events and events within the local community
  • Running a society
  • Running a sports team/club
  • Mentoring students
  • Tutoring GCSE students
  • Carrying out school duties

Our SMSC policy can be found on the Teaching and Learning page.