Our mission statement is "The Royal Harbour Academy is a proud community built upon success, high aspirations and a global outlook."
Our aim is that every student at the Royal Harbour Academy gains life skills and qualifications that will allow them to lead happy and fulfilled lives whether their next steps are in education, employment or further training. It is good to know that year on year all of our students either stay on in our sixth form, go to other local schools or secure full time employment in the workplace. Having previously been Headteacher at Dane Court Grammar School, I am pleased that the school is part of the Coastal Academies Trust, which not only includes Dane Court Grammar School but a number of other local schools. This provides benefits to both students and staff through, amongst other things, collaboration and exchange of good practice. Like myself, the Trust is determined that every child has real success and the schools work collaboratively to achieve this aim.
Once again the school has proven to be full of natural entrepreneurs; the selection process was difficult and ‘heated,’ with an incredible amount of exceptional ideas and presentations all vying for only a few spots.
On Wednesday students from year 8 and 9 visited the Teen Tech Expo at the Emirates Stadium in London, as part of their after school STEM Club. Alongside a day of scientific experiments, demonstrations and idea brainstorming, students presented ideas and inventions to a panel of judges comprised of top scientists. Beating out 500 other 500 students from 50 schools, the majority grammar schools, a team of year 8s from RHA won the prestigious best invention award at the event.
On Tuesday, Air Cadet Steven Easley, an former student of RHA, came to the lower site to give a presentation to the year 8 students. He discussed a wide range of topics such as learning to fly, meeting celebrities, charity work and adventurous trips to places like the Lake District, as well as the discipline and courage that he has gained!
On Tuesday 12th February The RHA Showtime! Performing Arts students joined up with schools from The Coastal Academies Trust to celebrate Music and the Arts at The Winter Gardens in Margate. It was an amazing night with the schools showcasing the wonderful talent that our students have to offer.