Harris Academy Rainham

Lambs Lane South, Rainham, London, RM13 9XD

Experience the School here

Formerly The Chafford School, and now part of the Harris Federation, Harris Academy Rainham is the heart of the South Havering community. By day, the school specialises in Business & Enterprise, and by evening it can be transformed into a bustling sports hub. With a wonderful gym, outdoor courts, and main hall available to hire, this school’s facilities will be perfect for your community and sporting needs!

Starts at £11 per hour



Sports Hall

Available from £32 per hour

The sports hall is spacious with a sprung floor and a high ceiling. It has markings for multiple sports courts including 3 badminton courts, basketball, and volleyball. The hall is perfect for any indoor sports clubs.

Main Hall

Available from £27 per hour

The Main Hall has capacity of up to 200 seated, and the stage makes it perfect for talks, performances or social events. Even with the seating, there's plenty of floor space in the main hall for fitness or dance classes. The main hall has wooden flooring and is approximately 25x14m.


Available from £21 per hour

The Harris Academy Rainham's gym comes with basketball and (one) badminton court markings, and has a wonderful wooden floor. It can be used for specific sports or activities, such as karate, as well as other fitness or dance classes.

Dining Hall

Available from £21 per hour

The school's dining hall is a versatile space which can be used for anything from birthday parties to social events, or even as a space for smaller sports classes, such as dance groups. It has a vinyl floor and is approximately 22x28m.

Outdoor Court

Available from £16 per hour

Harris Academy Rainham has two fantastic outdoor courts available for hire for netball. The flooring is rubber tarmac, and there are floodlights available as well. Perfect for your winter training sessions and weekend fixtures, this outdoor court is a bargain for what's on offer!

Drama Studio

Available from £16 per hour

The drama studio has carpet flooring, black out curtains for optimum atmosphere. It is the perfect space for a range of indoor activities, especially theatre groups. The size of the drama room is 11x8m.


Available from £16 per hour

The school has a small library which can be hired for meetings, training sessions or group work - perfect for language schools. It can be useful to hire alongside the hall or classrooms as a breakout area.


Available from £11 per hour

There is a wide range of classrooms at Harris Academy Rainham. All seat approximately 30, although layout will vary from room to room. Please enquire for more information


All prices are reflective of regular bookings during standard hours. Please enquire about pricing for all one-off events, and any regular bookings during premium hours (8am to 10pm on bank holidays and other national holidays).

If you are looking to book Harris Academy Rainham, please plan in advance! We are unable to accept bookings or amendments less than 7 days in advance of your proposed start date.

We love welcoming the local community into our schools, and want to keep our charges as low as possible. However, to make it worthwhile for our schools and to ensure that we can pay our fantastic Community Connectors a fair wage, we do have a £45 minimum spend per session for regular bookings and a £65 minimum spend per session for one-off bookings. Aside from this, all rates are per hour.


  • Changing Rooms
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  • Floodlights
  • Sports Markings
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Toilets

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