GCSE Results: Harris Academy Rainham principal ‘thrilled but not surprised’ at school’s impressive performance

PUBLISHED: 13:50 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:36 23 August 2018

Students celebrating their GCSE results at the Harris Academy in Rainham.

Students celebrating their GCSE results at the Harris Academy in Rainham.


The headteacher of Harris Academy Rainham has thanked staff and students for their hard work as the school posted improved GCSE grades this year.

Students celebrating their GCSE results at the Harris Academy in Rainham.Students celebrating their GCSE results at the Harris Academy in Rainham.

The school, in Lambs Lane South, saw 74pc of all Year 11 students achieve standard pass rates of 4 or higher in English and maths, and 11 students attained the new super grade of Grade 9 in art.

More than a quarter of students – 26pc – achieved at least three Grade 7s or above, the equivalent of an old A or A*, and 16pc of students achieved at least five Grade 7s or above.

Harris Academy Rainham principal Gareth Stananought said: “We are thrilled but not surprised, because students and staff worked incredibly hard to achieve their success.

“Just two years after opening, we are demonstrating our drive and ambition to deliver outstanding schooling for all our students.

Lennox Keeble with his results. Photo: Ken MearsLennox Keeble with his results. Photo: Ken Mears

“A great many of our students at Harris Academy Rainham have made outstanding progress since they joined the Academy in Year 7.

“A special mention goes to Bleron Ireland-Fejzullahu, Mobolaji Babalola, Sadie Smart, Nathan Bukuso and May Macbeath who have performed extremely well in their GCSE examinations overall.

“They all worked extremely hard and should be proud of their achievements.

“May I thank students, staff and parents for their effort and support. We are all looking forward to building on these results in the years to come.”

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