Knowing what to do beyond post 16 can be both daunting & exciting. We’re preparing our new post 16 cohort with valuable insights about university and apprenticeships as part of our post 16 induction


Kicking off with a Career Ready Assembly on day 2 of our post 16 induction programme. It’s not too late to join in call 01708 852661


Year 10 students turning up to online maths tutoring sessions at 8.00 am. Great to see their commitment and determination to excel


Great end to a great day!


Perfect end to a perfect day!


This is what D of E is all about. Cricket after dinner!


Final group walking into camp!


D of E groups are back at camp!


D of E! All four groups are on their way.


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Going back to school can be difficult for some children. It can help to get into a good routine before term starts. We've got tips on getting into a back-to-school routine and more advice on supporting children with school:


What time would it be now?


Can you solve our today?


It is time for Monday afternoon's maths teaser !


An interesting Monday morning !


Another day means another fun . What position are you in?

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Ockendon Admissions information page, and thank you for considering our Academy as a secondary school for your child. 

This page tells you how to apply to the Academy and where to find further information.  Our full admissions policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from the bottom of the page. 

Parents are also advised to read the advice given by Thurrock Local Authority which includes how and when to apply, what to do if you wish to appeal and how to apply late or make 'in year' applications. The advice also includes catchment area information by address. All this guidance can be accessed here

Harris Academy Ockendon does not give priority to applications from students enrolled at any particular primary or secondary school.

For information about our wonderful academy please feel free to browse our website, or click HERE to view our current Academy Prospectus.

To help you further, we have produced a short video to introduce you to our school, including a quick look at some of our specialist subjects such as science, performing arts, music and PE. Please click below to view:

An introduction to life in Year 7

To help you better understand what life is like at Harris Academy Ockendon, some of our year 7s have filmed themselves talking about their experiences in their first year at the academy.

They have talked about what they enjoyed most, helpful things, useful advice, and what makes Harris Academy Ockendon a great place to learn.

All the year 7 students that took part were excited to do these videos and are looking forward to welcoming you to the academy in the Summer. Please click on the links below to find out what they had to say!

Video 1 - Elijah Ntim (Pullen House)

Video 2 - Henry Francis (Wallace House)

Video 3 - Louise Rabey (Newton House)

Year 6 Key Dates 2020-2021

7th September 2020

Application period opens at Midday

1st October 2020

Year 6 Open Event (1) 6.00-7.00pm, via zoom

8th October 2020

Year 6 Open Event (2) 10.30-11.30am, via zoom

15th October 2020

Year 6 Open Event (3) 10.30-11.30am, via zoom

31st October 2020

Application period closes for on-time applications

1st March 2021

Notification of offers are available

30th April 2021

Deadline to submit an appeal application

28th, 29th, 30th June 2021

Appeals heard


Parents/carers will have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the academy.  The appeal panel will be independent of the academy.  The arrangements for appeals will be in line with the school’s admissions appeals code published by the Department for Education.  Should you wish to appeal, please complete the Appeals Application form at the bottom of the page. Please follow the link below to view the appeals code.

Sixth Form

For information on our Sixth Form, including details of the range of subjects on offer and how to apply, please visit our dedicated Sixth Form pages by clicking HERE.