Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 4th November - Year 7 Boys Football V Thomas Tallis (Away) 2.45 KO - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Riverside (Home)


A massive congratulations to the boys year 8 football team who have won all 5 matches this term, finishing with a 14-0 win against Greig City 🎉🎉


A massive congratulations to the year 8 girls netball team who won their first match against Harris Chafford Hundred, 17-1! 🎉🎉


A big well done to all students who have attended our extra curricular clubs so far this term! It’s great to see such a high uptake and we hope it continues when we come back!


Boys football club is cancelled on Monday 11th October for Boys year 7 and 8. Training is still on for Year 8 Boys.


Thursday 14th October - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Chafford Hundred @ home - Year 8 Boys Football v Greig City @ home (National Cup) - Year 10 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside (3/3)


Wednesday 13th October - Under 13’s Girls Football @ Highsted Grammar (National Cup) - Year 9 Boys Football @ Maltings Academy (National Cup) (2/3)


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 11th October - Year 7 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside - Year 8 Boys Football v Hall Mead @ home (Essex Cup) (1/3)


"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" ... The wonderful cast of HAOC's 'Julius Caesar' in rehearsal this week.


Well done to our key stage 3 debaters who held their first formal debate today in debate club 👏🏻 The teams were confident & well-prepared, with the proposition securing the win by half a point. So proud of you all!


Congratulations to the Year 9 Boys Football team on their 3-1 victory against Gateway Academy for their league and cup game 🎉


Years 7-9 girls football working hard at club!


Our year 10/11 girls preparing well for their U16 netball rally!


Year 10 and 11 boys rugby trying out and working hard on some new drills!


Great turn out for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys football today!


What talented artists we have here at Harris Ockendon! Check out our corridor-gallery as part of our celebrations of Black History Month 2021.


Well done to our U14 girls playing the first round of the Essex Cup vs Drapers Academy yesterday!


Extra Curricular PE Clubs for next week are as follows:


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 7th October - U16’s Girls Netball Rally @ Hassenbrook - Year 9 Boys Football Essex Cup v Southend High School @ Home - Year 8 Boys Football @ Riverside (2/2)


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 4th October - Year 9 Boys Football @ Gateway Tuesday 5th October - Year 8 Boys Rugby Festival @ Barking Rugby Club (12.30 start) (1/2)

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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 2021-2022

30th September 2021 Year 6 Virtual Open Evening 6.00-7.00pm
5th October 2021 Year 6 Open Morning & Principal Led Tours (9.00am & 11.30am)
7th October 2021 Year 6 Open Morning & Principal Led Tours (9.00am & 11.30am)
12th October 2021 Year 6 Open Morning & Principal Led Tours (9.00am & 11.30am)
14th October 2021 Year 6 Open Morning & Principal Led Tours (9.00am & 11.30am)
31st October 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
1st March 2022 Notification of offers are available


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

Our Sixth Form open evening for September 2022 intake, will be taking place on Thursday 18th November 2021 from 5.00-700pm.  Please click HERE for more details.

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.