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Year 11 Arrangements

Dear Parents and Carers

Please note that Y11 should be in school for normal school hours up until 16th June, after which they will only be required to attend their exams and scheduled revision sessions.

In acknowledgment of their mature attitude so far, Y11 will be permitted to leave site during break and lunch times starting after half term. If you do not give permission for your child to leave site, please contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Mrs A Francis
Head of Upper School


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Students from the lower site have worked together to produce a newspaper, issue 2 can be downloaded by clicking here!

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The Sixth Form at The Royal Harbour Academy are very pleased to be forming strong links with The Marlowe Innovation Centre and their tenants.

Students are fortunate to have opportunities opened up to them, whether it be students touring the business centre to gain an insight into a professional working environment or placing students with tenants for work experience.

On 10th May, three members from the Marlowe Innovation Centre and seven tenants took part in a speed dating style event hosted by The Royal Harbour Academy. It involved 60 sixth form students who spent three minutes per business, asking various questions, including how they started their business, what qualifications they needed and tips for future success. The focus of the event was to help students engage with professional people and gain as much information as possible from the various businesses that were in attendance.

Lee Jackson, Managing Director of Right at Home East Kent, an MIC tenant said: ‘I was very impressed with the way the students conducted themselves, their level of engagement and how they behaved in a mature way.’

Joel Helbling, Year 12 student said: ‘I found the event very helpful for learning about business opportunities.’

Our thanks to those businesses that took part, Right at Home East Kent, 1st Impressions Dental Service, Excel Mortgages, Priory Prosthetics Dental Laboratory, Spectrum Vessel Services, Jackie Raines Computer Training and AH Maintenance & Gardening.

Kearsney 01Kearsney Abbey Survival Camping Trip


A group of Royal Harbour Academy Sixth Form students were taken on a 2 night camping trip to Kearsney Abbey on 26th April, led by Public Services teacher, Miss Bygraves.

Students were taught key survival skills that will support them in their Public Services course. On the first day students were split into two groups and were challenged to build the tallest flag post and the most waterproof bivouac (shelter), using only natural resources for both.

In the evenings, students participated in team building activities including life size Ker-Plunk and tent building and also had to cook their dinner over fires that they had to ignite themselves.

On day 2, the groups were taken to Swattenden Centre to take part in high rope activities such as abseiling, zip-lining, Leap of Faith and Jacobs Ladder.

On the final day students engaged in more entertaining activities. One example was the life size Hungry Hippos game which took place on the huge field, where two students from each group at a time raced to the middle of the field to collect plastic balls in their buckets. This was made more challenging by the fact that they were attached to minibuses with bungee cords!

Sixth form student, Bradley said: “The trip was a great experience for us and helped us build on our teamwork and gain knowledge of survival skills. The range of activities during the trip helped us discover new ways of doing things and we really enjoyed our time at Kearsney and at Swattenden.”

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Parent Portal Has Closed, New App Available!RHA smaller

The Parent Portal as it existed has been retired. It has been replaced by a new app based tool. You will recieve more information shortly. In the mean time, if you wish to download the app, you can visit it is available for Apple and Android, unfortunately WindowsPhone is not supported.

You can also get quick updates via our twitter account located at

marathonRoyal Harbour Academy Marathon Runner

A teacher from the Royal Harbour Academy completed the London Marathon on Sunday with a personal best of 2 hours 31 minutes and 38 seconds.

Mr Millard, Head of History and Raising Standards Co-ordinator, finished in 81st position in a field of nearly 40,000. It is the second time the teacher has competed in this event, last year finishing in 95th position but despite this Mr Millard said the marathon proved to be a great challenge, ‘I struggled greatly after 16 miles and was 9 minutes slower on my second half compared with my first half. I felt a little deflated but I had an amazing reaction going through mile 25 from my family, friends and colleagues who sent messages of support and my students who congratulated me the day after. I have felt totally overwhelmed. It was a personal best for me so I will take that positive. Hopefully I can use it as a bit of inspiration to our students undertaking exams next  month to never give up and keep moving forward.’

Mr Millard hopes to compete in the Thanet Marathon in September in more local surroundings.

revision gcseGCSE Revision Timetable

With less than 50 academic days for your child left in Year 11 before their summer examinations, I wanted to take this opportunity to draw attention to the variety of revision sessions that are available after school and at lunch times.

These sessions will focus on key skills needed in the exams and important content and should be seen as a compliment to the preparation being done in lessons towards GCSE exams. Please support the school in encouraging your child to attend sessions which you deem as priorities for their education.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the programme of sessions available.

Kind regards,

Mr Millard, Raising Standards Leader for Year 11

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