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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.

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.