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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.


To address e-safety issues facing young people today, including the use of social media, the internet, Facebook, chatrooms and new phone technologies, we have a dedicated programme which educates students about online dangers.

As part of our tutor programme and PRSHE curriculum, students are taught about online safety by covering a range of topics such as:

  • Managing risks and personal safety: online reputation, privacy and digital cleanse; building and maintaining a positive professional online presence; social media platforms
  • Media literacy and digital resilience: social media and distorted perspectives; being a critical consumer; reporting content and accessing help
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing: pressure to conform

Our e-safety team

The e-safety team at Harris Rainham Sixth Form consists of the following members of staff:

  • Gareth Stananought, Principal - reviews all policies and practices annually
  • Usa Divakaran, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - updates our e-Safety and ICT policies annually, provides the direct link between safeguarding training and student awareness, and delivers staff training and students assemblies
  • Christina Holland, Vice Principal
  • Robert Jukes, Assistant principal
  • Francesca Osborn, Head of Year 12 - delivers staff training and student assemblies and contributes to the development and evaluation of our e-safety learning programme
  • Schools Police Officer, PC Drew Heath - the e-safety link between school and police who investigates any concerns that require police involvement, involving the child and parent/carer at all times, until a conclusion is reached
  • Isaac Olarewaju, ICT Technician - contributes technical advice to the development and evaluation of our e-safety learning programme

All staff at the Sixth Form receive annual safeguarding training and a CPD update briefing session to ensure the latest technologies or trends are discussed.

Support for carers/parents

We teach our sixth formers online safety as part of the curriculum, but it is vital that all carers/parents are aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of online safety in their family home.

For any concerns about a child's or young adults’s online safety, there is always someone at at sixth form to speak to. Please call us and ask to speak to Francesca Osborn (Head of Year) or Mrs Divakaran, Designated Safeguarding Lead. You can also speak to any member of staff.

The following links also offer support and information.

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

Common Sense Media provide independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media for children and their parents.

Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying.

Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls.

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.

Lucy Faithfull Foundation Stop It Now resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online).

National Crime Agency/CEOP Think U Know provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.

Parent Zone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online.


Our E-Safety Policy can be found on our Safeguarding page.

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