First day!

Six Leigh Academy Rainham students are seen posing for a photo outside the academy building, alongside the Principal, Alex Millward.

Today we welcomed our first 240 students through our doors as our founding students started their journey through secondary school. Students proudly wore their smart new uniforms, indicating their college colours, and lined up perfectly to greet their form tutors in person for the first time. Our students had an exceptional start, greeting staff politely and spending the day with their form tutors to review the Academy expectations, rules and routines. They had a tour of the building, completed their first round of COVID tests and learnt how to navigate their maps and timetables. They all left with beaming smiles at the end of the day and told staff their first day with us had been a fantastic experience.