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Headteacher's Introduction

Welcome to Rainham Mark Grammar School and our family of schools. At RMGS we recognise the importance of a holistic approach to the learning, spiritual and moral development of young people.

We are extremely proud of our students' academic achievements, but we also pride ourselves in balancing academic success with personal success and ensuring students have the necessary skills, care and guidance to fulfil their academic ability and exceed personal ambitions. At RMGS we believe that every student is entitled to a school career in which they are happy, encouraged and supported to become confident, life-long learners who are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and personal development both in school and in life beyond.

Our role is to nurture our students in a safe and happy environment, preparing young people for the challenges of life beyond school. RMGS has a long tradition of academic excellence which compares favourably with standards achieved in single-sex grammar schools. From the start of your child’s RMGS journey in Year 7, we encourage students to develop their own intellectual curiosity and to  flourish as an individual in a supportive and co-operative environment.   We are extremely proud that our students fulfil their potential and foster the core value of RMGS and leave us as compassionate, resilient and courageous young people who are ready to contribute to further education and to society as a whole. 

We have a broad curriculum including Art & Design, Drama, Music and three languages which means there is an opportunity for all students to flourish and thrive. Our learning facilities are well resourced with modern teaching suites, Sixth Form study area, sports centre, dance studio, computing facilities and refectory. We are fortunate to have highly skilled, dedicated and caring staff who go above and beyond to support students in their RMGS journey to achieve academic and personal success. 

We believe in fostering a relationship with our parents, governors and family of schools to provide a stimulating and rewarding education which goes beyond the classroom and contributes to the wider community.

Mrs Lisa Barker, Headteacher, BSc, PGCE

  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • PTI 20
  • Gold Science Mark
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute 2019
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark
  • Stem learning
  • unicef bronze
  • IQM Inclusive School Award
  • IQM Centre of Excellence Award