About Us

Leigh Academy Rainham will be a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school with excellent facilities on the edge of Rainham in Medway, providing 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. It will be the 12th secondary academy within the Leigh Academies Trust which also comprises of 11 primary and 1 special school.

As with all other Leigh Trust secondary Academies, we are structured to embrace the ‘small schools’ model of learning. The college structure seeks to foster the strong links that exist within a small community. Excellent communication between the Colleges and home is a central part of this process. The Academy will cater for 180 pupils in each year group.

We will have a new multi-million pound purpose built building, that will be an asset to the community and is planned to be built on a site along Otterham Quay Lane. It will have fantastic facilities incorporating a sports centre that will be available for community use.


Leigh Academies Trust is a medium sized multi-academy trust operating across Kent, Medway and South East London. It contains primary, secondary and special academies and is highly inclusive and successful. It’s mission is to shape the lives of young people for the better through high quality education and in doing so, transform the communities in which they live.

Leigh Academies Trust has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 2008 and is now one of the country’s most successful multi-academy trusts. The Trust is committed to seeking and creating new initiatives that allow all learners the opportunity to achieve the very best outcomes.

Through a model of education that creates a network of inspirational and inclusive academies that share the same values, the Trust provides the drive for outstanding educational improvement and dynamic transformation. All of the academies work closely and collaboratively together, along with our partners, seeking to exploit the key educational philosophy of human scale education. To maximise the levels of achievement across each of our learning communities, all activities are focused on improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

Citizens of the 21st Century live and work within a dynamic, technological and global environment. The Trust continually strives to provide, for all its learners and the communities that it serves, an outstanding learning experience that enables everyone to thrive and successfully access the best possible employment, social and leisure opportunities.

Chief Executive | Simon Beamish