Leigh Academy Rainham is a brand new, unique and highly inclusive mixed comprehensive secondary school opening its doors to its founding year 7 cohort in September 2021. At Leigh Academy Rainham we will promote an ethos of uncompromising high aspirations and expectations for every young person in terms of both their academic success and personal growth as caring, respectful global citizens who act with purpose and integrity.

The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything we do and it is our ambition that the students who attend Leigh Academy Rainham develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them and our strapline of ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’ reflects our strong shared belief that there is no ceiling to what a student can achieve, regardless of their ability and personal circumstances.

Leigh Academy Rainham has committed to working towards Green Flag status as an Eco School, and is also pursuing the journey to becoming an ‘International School’, hoping to work in partnership with schools around the world. We will be delivering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to years 7-9, preparing them with the necessary knowledge and skills for GCSEs and A levels.

Leigh Academy Rainham welcomes 180 students in each year group and when the school is at full capacity it will have approximately 1200 pupils on roll from years 7 to 13, with pupils studying a suite of GCSEs, vocational courses and A levels. Our highly qualified staff support our students in all aspects of Academy life and work in collaboration with their colleagues across the Leigh Academies Trust to ensure that we have a cohesive approach to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children of our community.