Harris Rainham

Lambs Lane South, Rainham, London, RM13 9XD

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 £10 per hour




Available from £20 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 £20 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.

Main Hall

Available from £25 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.

Drama Studio

Available from £15 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.

Outdoor Court

Available from £20 per hour

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


Available from £15 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 £10 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, please enquire for one off events. For bookings of this facility made within the month of the booking, we do charge a £30 administrative fee. Please not we do not take bookings less than 7 days in advance of your proposed start date. If you are looking to book Harris Academy Rainham, please plan in advance!

We charge our rates per hour, however we do have a £45 minimum spend per session. This is to cover the charges of our fantastic Community Connectors who will open and close the venue for you, and be there to greet you, they embody School Space’s unique culture and vision for schools and communities.

If your booking does not reach this amount, we may have to add an additional amount to bring your booking up to this amount. Alternatively, you are welcome to consider adding additional time to your booking to reach this amount and have more time in our fantastic venues.


  • Changing Rooms
  • Enquire for other amenities
  • Floodlights
  • Sports Markings
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Toilets

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