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Harris Academy Rainham is working with the Department for Education to deliver a fantastic new Sixth Form Centre for Rainham, to address an identified need for further educational provision in the town. The proposed new Sixth Form will provide state of the art facilities for 400 local young people across two year-groups, delivering first class post-16 education to prepare students for further education, university, training or employment. 

ISG Construction has been appointed to build Rainham’s new Sixth Form and following a comprehensive programme of online community consultation, has now submitted a planning application for the building. 

Rainham’s new Sixth Form will be built on the site of the changing facilities and disused swimming pool, adjacent to the school sports hall at Harris Academy Rainham. The drab single-storey concrete block will be demolished to make way for a new building incorporating high quality design and materials, housing state of the art learning facilities as well as space for community use. The new Sixth Form will also incorporate new tree planting and landscaping to greatly enhance the school’s frontage onto Wennington Road. 

A planning application for the new Sixth Form has been submitted to London Borough of Havering Council. You can view the full planning application and all the technical documents on the Council’s website
HERE. You can also register to make a comment on the planning application through the Council’s statutory consultation HERE.


Planning decision awaited for Rainham’s new Sixth Form

Harris Academy Rainham and Department for Education remain committed to providing a much-needed new Sixth Form for Rainham. £13 million has been set aside to deliver the new Sixth Form and ISG, who have been appointed to build the new state-of-the-art college, submitted a planning application to London Borough of Havering Council in May 2021.

A decision deadline of early August 2021 was originally expected. We are still awaiting a decision that will enable us to get on with delivering the investment and facilities that Rainham’s young people need and deserve, providing much needed sixth form provision in this area of the borough.

We are hopeful that our plans will finally be considered at a meeting of Havering’s Strategic Planning Committee on 6th January 2022, although this remains subject to confirmation from the Council. Members of the public will be able to attend the meeting of the Committee, which takes place at Romford Town Hall, and to register to speak in support of Rainham’s new Sixth Form. We will provide a further update once the committee meeting is confirmed.


Public consultation

February 2021

Local residents are invited to share their views on the the plans for Harris Academy Sixth Form Centre.

Review your feedback

February 2021

Your views will shape our proposed plans.

Planning application submitted

Spring 2021

Our proposals will then be submitted to London Borough of Havering Council and the Greater London Authority for review and determination.

Construction starts

Autumn 2021

Subject to planning approval, we plan to commence construction of the new Sixth Form Centre in Autumn 2021.

Construction completed

November 2022

If all goes to plan, construction of the new Sixth Form Centre will be completed by November 2022.