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Headteacher's Introduction

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Rainham Mark Grammar School. We hope this website will show you how committed we are to providing the highest possible quality of education for both boys and girls. We hope that you will also be able to see that our excellent reputation is well founded.

Each child is treated as an individual and strong pastoral support from the outset creates an atmosphere of security and cooperation. Relationships between staff and students are based on mutual support. Discipline is firm but fair. This is a friendly school - it is important to us that children should feel secure, valued and happy.

Mr Simon Decker MSc, MSc(Ed) Headteacher
Mr Simon Decker MSc, MSc(Ed)

The school is rightly proud of its long tradition of academic excellence which compares very favourably with standards achieved in single sex grammar schools. We are proud that students fulfil their potential and leave us as mature, confident and well-qualified men and women ready to benefit from higher education.

Students thrive on outstanding opportunities for creative work in Art, Music and Drama and the school has a modern music block. Our Science college status has enabled us to rebuild our science blocks and, in addition, modern specialist teaching suites, library, computing and refectory areas all contribute to a well-equipped and modern learning environment.

There is a very wide range of sports and extra-curricular activities and the school owns a large site with extensive sports facilities, including a brand new sports hall, gym and dance studio.

All our work is underpinned by a dedicated, experienced and highly qualified specialist staff. Working with parents and the local community, we look forward to providing a stimulating and rewarding education to prepare our girls and boys for the challenge of life beyond school.

Choosing a school is not an easy task so I encourage you to visit us during a normal school day.  We have specific dates set aside for tours and these will be published in the Admission to Secondary School’s booklet.  We all look forward to meeting you and showing you the quality of education on offer here at Rainham Mark Grammar School.

  • The Prince's Teaching Institute 3 Subjects 2017
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute Leadership 2018
  • Ofsted Outstanding