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Year 11 Mock Exams InformationRHA


Dear Parent/Carer


I am writing to inform you about upcoming examinations for all our Year 11 students at the start of December.


In the light of changing GCSE examinations and the greater emphasis on terminal testing at the end of the course in Year 11, we feel it is essential that students are prepared thoroughly to allow them to make the best possible progress and achieve the best possible outcomes.


With this is mind, it is essential that our students are given the opportunity to prepare and sit examinations in an environment replicating what they will get in their GCSE examinations next year. All Year 11 students will therefore be sitting examinations during some or all of the week beginning 30th November. From Monday to Thursday students will not be following their normal timetables and will only be required to be in school during times when they have an examination, however they will be required to be back in normal lessons on Friday 4th December.  


Should you wish your son or daughter to work in school if they have not got an examination, please contact us and a room will be provided for them to do supervised study. A copy of the examination timetable will be given to your son or daughter and will also be posted on the schools website.


Should you have any questions about these examinations, please contact me at school at any time.


Yours sincerely


Mr P Sexton


Assistant Headteacher


Rememberance Day Visit and Radio Interview with Mr MillardGIBG20151110B-006 C

97 years ago the guns fell silent. On a train carriage on the Western Front an armistice was agreed and at last the horrors of World War One were over. To explore and grasp this monumental conflict and significance, Year 9 students at the Royal Harbour Academy took part in a conference aimed at further investigating the complexity of this conflict and its impact today. Worksop leaders from The University of Kent, Quex Park, Animal Aid, The British Army and historian Neil Storey all contributed with exciting sessions.

GIBG20151110B-002 CAfter lunch there was an act of remembrance in the school, impeccably observed by the students with the Thanet Parachute Regiment Association providing standard bearers and taking part in the ceremony on the Upper Site campus.

Head of History Mr Millard was delighted with powerful impact of the day on RHA students 'We wanted to enable our students to be the most informed they could be on the history of the First World War because we believe if they have this understanding then being part of community events and acts of remembrance will be all the more relevant to our students.

The workshops were of very high quality, investigating equipment from the trenches, comparing this with the modern day, looking at casualty records provided by our local museum, focussing on the use of weapons and development of technology and finally appreciating the contribution of animals in the conflict.

Read more: Rememberance Day Visit and Radio Interview

Royal Harbour Academy NewsletterRHA

It is with great pleasure that I write my first newsletter for the Royal Harbour Academy and I want to thank you all for the support that you have given the school during the whole setting up process. I am incredibly proud of how well the students have settled in and adapted to their new routines and environment.

The vast majority of Year 11 sat their English Language GCSE this week and I was very impressed by their conduct and positive attitude. They are working hard and are clearly focused on getting the best possible results in the summer. To help them do well the school will be running a wide variety of revision and coursework sessions throughout the year and I would urge students to attend as many as possible.

You are able to find details of any support sessions on the website. Year 11 students have another opportunity to develop their exam skills during their forthcoming mock exams on 30th November and I hope that you and your sons or daughters will be coming to our 6th Form Open evening on Tuesday 24th November at 6.00pm.

To download and read the entire newsletter, please Click Here.

Royal Harbour Mocademy 2015 – Staff and students support Movember 2015mo1

Changing the face of men’s health including mental health, prostate and testicular cancer, is a charity named Movember, which has been established since 2004.

The Royal Harbour Academy is proud to be supporting Movember with Mobros and Mosistas actively showing their support by growing an array of colourful moustaches throughout the month of November. Led ably by Captain Mo Mickey Capeling and supported by the vice captains, Richard Todd, Dan Shepperson and Stuart Goodall, the aim is to raise as much money and awareness as possible regarding the issue of men’s health.

A range of fun activities has been organised for the Movember campaign and both staff and students alike will be working together to show their generosity and compassion for the campaign. Anybody is welcome to join the Royal Harbour Mocademy by signing up using the following link and can see the progress made and you are welcome to donate if you so wish:

From the 4th November the total raised has reached £185 which is very impressive and the activities will include, design a tache, tache of the week, 5-a-side football competition, rounders. Also keep an eye out on the school website for the total raised and also the MOVEmber update where staff and students will take part in a form of exercise everyday throughout November.

Team Todd Triumphs Over Team Capeling In Rha Dodgeball Championships 2015Dodgeball1

Two teachers from the Royal Harbour Academy decided to arrange a dodgeball staff competition after the extremely successful Inter House Competition on the last day of last term; Mr Todd and Mr Capeling were the captains of two dodgeball teams.

In front of over 200 students cheering on from the side lines in the Sports Hall, Team Todd triumphed by a score of 5-3 to rightfully become the inaugural and much coveted staff champions of dodgeball.

Mr Watkins was deservedly crowned dodgeball player of the tournament and a jubilant Mr Todd commented after his magnificent win; “I’ve spent a few weeks training and coaching my team into the dream team they were on the day and was very impressed by the team spirit and sheer tenacity to win, special mention for man of the match Gareth “Dodger” Watkins who was instrumental in the win for Team Todd”.

Both Mr Todd and Mr Capeling decided a staff competition would be good for both students and staff alike and all the students who cheered both teams on were a credit to the school and already there are plans for more staff and student inter house competitions throughout the remainder of the academic year. Big thank you to the staff who played and the year 11s.

Library ‘Trick or Tweet’ Competitiontweet1

Contestants had to write a Halloween tweet using no more than 140 characters and finish it with a catchy hashtag. 

There were a lot of good entries to the competition and judging was difficult. The overall winner was Elizabeth Foster and the runners-up were Cameron Galloway and Niamh Chapman. Prizes included books, pens, comics, sweets and other goodies.


Early Closure - Monday 2nd November

Dear Parent/Guardian

Due to the sudden and unique opportunity of having a national organisation provide training for staff, we will be using some of the school’s INSET time on Monday 2nd November 2015.  This will mean the school will close at 12.15pm and students will be dismissed at the end of Lesson 3.

The canteen will be open as usual at morning break and students wishing to purchase food or collect lunch will be able to do so at this time.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Holmes

Senior Leader – Upper School

Royal Harbour Academy Upper Site Boxing ShowChris Dailey, trainer and owner, with star boxers.

Over the weekend the school hosted the England Boxing Senior Development Championships - Southern Counties Final. There was 11 Championship Bouts and 3 boys from The Hornets Boxing Club competed in their first competitive contest. The club has a long standing association with the school. It's run by former EHS colleague Chris Daley. He said “The show was well represented by local boxers with their family and friends and was packed with others from out of the county – Jamie Todd and former pupil Shaun Varney both competed. I hope to continue the special relationship the club has with The Royal Harbour Academy and would urge anyone interested in boxing or fitness to come along and see us.”

If anyone is interested please see The Hornets Boxing Club on Facebook or call Chris Daley on 07412876367. The club address is 18 Leigh Road, Ramsgate, CT12 5EU

Open Day Early Closure and Open Evening Times


Dear Parents / Guardians

On Tuesday 6th October school will be closed to students in Years 7-9 on the Lower School site as we are holding our annual “Primary Secondary Liaison Day” for new students for September 2016.  Work will be set for your son/daughter to complete at home.

Year 11 students who attend school on the Lower School site are required to attend school as normal.

Also on Wednesday 7th October it is our “Open Evening” for new students and as usual we will close at 2.15pm to give the cleaners a chance to clean and for teaching staff to complete arrangements in their classrooms. 

School will re-open on Thursday 8th October at the normal time.

If your child/children has offered to help or has asked to assist a teacher he/she will bring home a separate letter seeking your permission to be in school on this evening.


Yours sincerely

Mr P Sexton

Assistant Headteacher

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