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The Royal Harbour


End of Term News

As we approach the end of the year, we would like to inform you of some key information regarding the end of this term as well as information regarding September.

Art and Photography Exhibition, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July, 3:30 - 5:30pm

Please be reminded that we are exhibiting work from our GCSE students at the Upper Site at the above times. We would love for you to come along and see their amazing work.

Summer Performance, Echoes of the Stage, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Our RHA Wildflowers have been busy rehearsing for their final performances of the year, Echoes of the Stage. The show will be taking place at our Upper Site theatre and tickets will be available on the door, £3 per ticket, with refreshments also available to purchase.

Sports Day, Friday 14th July

Our annual Sports Day is on Friday 14th July and we ask that students come into school in their PE kit on this day. We have a fun-filled day of activities planned by our PE department - please refer to the previous letter we have sent you for more details about the arrangements for the day. Please be reminded the whole school will be at the Upper Site track in the afternoon and will be dismissed from there at 3:15pm. Please ensure your child comes to school with a water bottle and sunscreen.

Year 7 and 8 Reward Trips, Natural History Museum, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July

Please refer to the trip letters for further details about these trips. Students who are not taking part in the trips should attend school as normal on these days.

Taiko Drumming Workshops for Y10 and Y12, Monday 17th July

We are proud to be an IB World School, and our Japanese teacher, Mrs Myers, has arranged Taiko drumming workshops for our Year 10 and Year 12 students. All students should come to school as normal on this day.

Juggling Workshops and Year 9 and 10 Reward BBQ, Tuesday 18th July

At the Upper Site on 18th July, Year 9 students will be invited to engage in some fun juggling workshops at certain times of the day. Select Year 9 and 10 students will then also be invited to a reward BBQ; these students will be selected by their Head of Year and Head of Site for outstanding attendance, effort, achievement and behaviour throughout the year.

Last day of Term, Wednesday 19th July

The last day of term is Wednesday 19th July. Students are allowed to wear non-uniform on this day but should wear clothes suitable for school. We will be holding a range of reward assemblies at both the Lower and Upper Sites on this day to celebrate the successes and achievements of the year. Students will be dismissed from school by their form tutors at 12:15pm. Students who are entitled to Free School Meals may collect their lunch from the canteen on their way out. We ask that all students remove their belongings from their lockers and return their key to reception. New lockers will be assigned in September.

Return to School

Monday 4th September will be the first day of term for our new Year 7 students only.

Years 8 to 13 will start the new school year on Tuesday 5th September, at the following times:

Year 8 and Year 9: 8:35am

Years 10 to 13: 10:00am

Students will spend a short amount of time with their form tutors before starting their lessons as normal.


We are proud of our uniform at The Royal Harbour Academy and set high standards for all students, in all year groups. We believe that wearing a smart uniform helps instill a feeling of pride and community identity. Please be reminded that hoodies, branded or labeled clothing, except coats, are not allowed on site.

While we do allow all black training shoes, other styles of trainers are not permitted and nor are jogging bottoms or leggings. We would also like to remind you that students should not have fake nails, and piercings are limited to one pair of stud earrings only. Students must also ensure that their hair colour and style is also appropriately formal, with only natural hair colours permitted.

If you have any difficulty purchasing uniform, please contact the school so that we can see how best to support you in ensuring your child is dressed appropriately and correctly.

Mobile Phones

Please be reminded that we are a phone free school, this also includes our outside spaces. Students are allowed to bring their phone into school to use before and after school, but are not permitted to use them during the school day for safeguarding purposes.


So that you do not miss any important communication from the school, please ensure your notifications are switched on.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.


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