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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.

PRSHE Curriculum

We are committed to ensuring that all our students receive the appropriate provision to improve their knowledge and understanding of relationships, sex and relationships and healthy living, building on what they should have learned at secondary school. We teach this through our tutor programme and our PRSHE curriculum.

Young adults face complex pressures and dilemmas in developing mature relationships and preparing for their futures. They need to face such tasks confident in their factual knowledge, as well as being given the opportunity to discuss and shape their feelings, attitudes and decision-making.  

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, students need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their belief in their own abilities. Students can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. 

Our PRSHE covers four main areas:

  • Physical health and emotional wellbeing
  • Safe and respectful relationships
  • Responsible active citizens
  • Academic scholars and future pathways

This links with the National Curriculum for teaching PRSHE and covers the following information.

Relationships and sex education


  • Why marriage is an important relationship choice for many couples and why it must be freely entered into
  • The characteristics and legal status of other types of long-term relationships
  • The characteristics of successful parenting
  • How to seek help or advice, including reporting concerns about others, if needed
  • Different types so families and links with protected characteristics

Respectful relationships, including friendships



  • The characteristics of positive and healthy friendships.
  • How stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage (e.g. how they might normalise non-consensual behaviour or encourage prejudice)
  • Manage the ending of relationships safely, including online
  • Boundaries in the workplace, including workplace relationships
  • That in school and wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others, and that in turn, they should show due respect to others, including people in positions of authority and due tolerance of other people’s beliefs
  • The impact of bullying, the responsibilities of bystanders to report bullying and how and where to get help
  • That some types of behaviour within relationships are criminal, including violent behaviour and coercive control, negative influence, manipulation and persuasion
  • How to recognise, de-escalate and exit aggressive social situations
  • Sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking and why these are always unacceptable 

Online and media  


  • Their rights, responsibilities and opportunities online, including that the same expectations of behaviour apply in all contexts, including online
  • About online risks, including that any material someone provides to another has the potential to be shared online and the difficulty of removing potentially compromising material placed online
  • The impact of viewing and sharing harmful or sexually explicit content

Being safe  


  • The concepts of, and laws relating to, sexual consent, sexual exploitation, abuse, grooming, coercion, harassment, rape, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence and FGM, and how these can affect current and future relationships
  • How people can actively communicate and recognise consent from others, including sexual consent, and how and when consent can be withdrawn (in all contexts, including online)
  • Managing risk and personal safety including taxis, young driver safety, cycle safety
  • To travel safely around the UK and abroad; understand legal rights and responsibilities when travelling abroad, including passport, visa and insurance requirements
  • Risk of being in gangs, serious organised crimes or carrying a weapon

Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health  


  • the characteristics and positive aspects of healthy one-to-one intimate relationships.
  • that all aspects of health can be affected by choices they make in sex and relationships, positively or negatively, e.g. physical, emotional, mental, sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing
  • the facts about reproductive health, including fertility, and the potential impact of lifestyle on fertility for men and women and menopause
  • to understand the moral and legal responsibilities that someone seeking consent has, and the importance of respecting and protecting people’s right to give, not give, or withdraw their consent
  • to understand the emotional, physical, social and legal consequences of failing to respect others’ right not to give or to withdraw consent
  • how to recognise, and seek help in the case of, sexual abuse, exploitation, assault or rape, and the process for reporting to appropriate authorities
  • the facts about the full range of contraceptive choices, efficacy and options available. 
  • that there are choices regarding pregnancy
  • how the different sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDs, are transmitted, how risk can be reduced through safer sex (including through condom use) and the importance of and facts about testing
  • about the prevalence of some STIs, the impact they can have on those who contract them and key facts about treatment
  • how the use of alcohol and drugs can lead to risky sexual behaviour
  • how to get further advice, including how and where to access confidential sexual and reproductive health advice and treatment.

Physical health and mental wellbeing

Mental wellbeing  


How to talk about their emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary

How to recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns

Common types of mental ill-health (e.g. anxiety and depression), support

The benefits and importance of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation and voluntary and service-based activities on mental wellbeing

Internet safety and harms  


The similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world, including, the impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online, how people may curate a specific image of their life online, over-reliance on online relationships including social media, and the risks related to online gambling including the accumulation of debt

How to identify harmful behaviours online (including bullying, abuse or harassment) and how to report, or find support, if they have been affected by those behaviours

Physical health and fitness  


The positive associations between physical activity and promotion of mental wellbeing, including as an approach to combat stress

The characteristics and evidence of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a healthy weight, including the links between an inactive lifestyle and ill health, including cancer and cardio-vascular ill-health

About the science relating to blood, organ and stem cell donation

Body image, alteration and enhancement (along with long-term consequences)

Healthy eating  


How to maintain healthy eating and the links between a poor diet and health risks, including tooth decay and cancer

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco  


The facts about legal and illegal drugs and their associated risks, including the link between drug use and serious mental health conditions

The law relating to the supply and possession of illegal substances

The physical and psychological risks associated with alcohol consumption and what constitutes low risk alcohol consumption in adulthood

The physical and psychological consequences of addiction, including alcohol dependency

The facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, alcohol use and drug-taking

Risks of being with an intoxicated driver and how to manage it

Health and prevention  


About personal hygiene, germs including bacteria, and viruses, how they are spread, treatment and prevention of infection, and  antibiotics

About dental health and the benefits of good oral hygiene/dental flossing, including healthy eating on a budget, regular check-ups at the dentist

The benefits of regular self-examination and screening (testicular and breast, cervical screening)

The facts and science relating to immunisation and vaccination, ‘freshers flu’ and meningitis

Work-life balance, the importance of sufficient good quality sleep for good health and how a lack of sleep can affect weight, mood and ability to learn

Registering with and accessing health services based on location

Basic first aid  


Basic treatment for common injuries

Life-saving skills, including how to administer CPR.15 

The purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed

Living in the wider world and careers

Choices and pathways

To set realistic yet ambitious career and life goals which are matched to personal values, interests, strengths and skills

To evaluate the ‘next step’ options available, such as higher education, further training or apprenticeships, and gap year opportunities

The implications of the global market for their future choices in education and employment

Work and career


How to identify and evidence their strengths and skills when applying and interviewing for future roles and opportunities 

How to produce a concise and compelling curriculum vitae and prepare effectively for interviews

How to recognise career possibilities in a global economy

Employment rights

and responsibilities


Their rights and responsibilities as students in casual, part-time jobs

The importance of professional conduct and how it can be demonstrated in different workplaces including following health and safety protocols

To understand and appreciate the importance of workplace confidentiality and security including cyber-security and data protection

To recognise bullying and harassment in the workplace in all its forms and ways to seek or provide support to resolve the situation

The role of trade unions and professional organisations; when and how to constructively challenge workplace behaviours

Financial choices


How to plan expenditure and budget for changes in circumstances (e.g. when moving out or going to university) 

To understand and manage salary deductions including taxation, national insurance and pensions 

To evaluate savings options

To exercise consumer rights, including resolving disputes and accessing appropriate support 

To manage financial contracts including, mobile phone services and renting items and accommodation; how to identify appropriate advice

To evaluate the potential gains and risks of different debt arrangements and repayment implications

To evaluate the risks in different financial ventures including illegal schemes e.g.

Illegal money transfers

Media literacy and resilience


To set and maintain clear boundaries around personal privacy and to manage online safety in all its forms, including seeking help when appropriate

To effectively challenge online content that adversely affects their personal or professional reputation

To build and maintain a positive professional online presence, using a range of technologies 

How social media can expand, limit or distort perspectives and recognise how content they create and share may contribute to, or challenge this

To be a critical consumer of online information in all its forms, including recognising bias, propaganda and manipulation 

When and how to report or access help for themselves or others in relation to extremism and radicalisation 


Our PRSHE Policy can be found on the Teaching and Learning page.

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

Our Acceptable Use of ICT Policy can be found on our Student Welfare page.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our Safeguarding page.