Leigh Academy Rainham

Dream Believe Achieve

Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to Leigh Academy Rainham, a place where innovation and creativity combine with good manners and integrity to create leaders of the future. We will be a brand-new mixed secondary academy set up to provide an excellent, well-rounded education for the children in our community.

I genuinely care about the life chances of all young people, and as the Principal of Leigh Academy Rainham, I find the prospect of being instrumental in raising aspirations and attainment in this community enormously exciting. I am proud to work in education and believe that at the centre of everything we do is the individual child. Through innovation and creative thinking, I will ensure that every child leaves secondary education with all the skills required to lead a productive, successful, and most importantly, a happy adult life.

I have uncompromising aspirations for all of my students, and will work relentlessly to provide the opportunity for all of my students to reach their full potential within a nurturing community. My values of Dream, Believe and Achieve will be evident in everything we do, implementing the IB curriculum alongside our small school model will ensure the learning experience for every student is personalised and purposeful.


As with all other Leigh Trust secondary academies, we will embrace the ‘small schools’ model of learning. This college structure will foster strong links with families, ensuring excellent communication between the colleges and home which will enable each child to achieve their goals. We will be traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward-thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development, as we aim to develop the whole child.


Our brand new and purpose built Academy will provide a positive learning environment where students will acquire the essential knowledge, problem solving and critical skills needed to succeed and lead in tomorrow's world. We will have a real focus on progress and attainment, yet ensuring students develop their cultural awareness which will help transform the community.


We look forward to welcoming you and your child in 2021 to our inspiring Academy.


Carl Guerin-Hassett

Principal