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!
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
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.
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.