Today, we send peace and love to our Jewish families, as they light the shamash and first candle for the Festival of Lights...🕯💙


Today, we send warm wishes to our Christian families, as they mark the first Sunday of Advent. On this day, Christians light the candle of Hope to represent the hope that was felt for the coming of Christ 🙏🏼💙


Apologies however the year 7 Boys football match v Harris Wimbledon is cancelled tomorrow.


Our year 7’s working really hard last night at our cricket development club!


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Did you know that our 1:1 and group coaching sessions are fully funded for colleagues? Find out more about the different programmes and sign up at and we'll do the rest!


As Sikhs across the world celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, we would like to send warm wishes to those in our Sikh community as we reflect on his teachings of truth, love, and equality.


Our sixth form open event was a huge success this week, with a range of families visiting us from across Essex and Kent. Special thanks goes to staff & students who stayed on-site to showcase the ethos of our school, and speak so eloquently about our key stage 5 provision.


Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team on their 8-6 victory against Gateway Academy 🎉


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Thank you ⁦⁩ and everyone who donated towards their fantastic 355.1kg Harvest collection for the ⁦⁩ . Your generosity is greatly appreciated ❤️thank you ❤️


"This House believes that police officers in the UK should carry fire-arms". Key stage 3 debate club absolutely smashed this afternoon's debate, with the Opposition team taking the win. Special mention to our summary speakers who offered stunning rebuttals to close the debate.


After school extra curricular PE clubs are as follows: This timetable will be followed from next Monday (22nd November). The basketball season has started and football/rugby has been paused! Everyone is welcome! Any questions, please see your PE teacher!


A big well done to everyone who took part in cross country today, showing off the talent we have in Harris Ockendon! A massive well done to the Inter Boys who won their section and were awarded this trophy! What an achievement! 🎉🎉


Unfortunately parents are not allowed to watch in the year 8 netball match at Gateway Academy tomorrow after school (17th November). We still wish them luck in their third match of the season!


Huge congratulations to Jack in Year 10 who has (again) smashed his Feis (dancing competition) with: 🏆1st place Open Reel 🏆10th place Open Championship 🏆10th place Modern Set We are incredibly proud! 🎉🥇🥳


We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our sixth-form open event this Thursday (18th November) from 5-7pm. Our wonderful staff and students will be on-hand to give you a taste of life as a HAOC sixth-former, and the range of courses available.


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What a performance by our Y7 boys this afternoon. Winning 2-1 AET in the 3rd round of the U12 PlayStation cup. Thank you to for hosting us and being involved in such a thrilling match.


"What time does chess club start?" "You're going to have to check, mate!" 😆 Our very skilled chess contingent, practising for their next chance at beating a teacher or two!


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 15th November - Year 7 Boys Football v Fortismere school @ home (National cup) 2.30 KO Wednesday 17th November - Year 7-11 District Cross country @ Blackshots Park Thursday 18th November - Year 8A Girls Netball v Gateway (away)


Congratulations to the Year 8B Girls Netball team on their 6-6 draw against Gable Hall B team 🎉 Year 8 girls from both teams remain undefeated! Keep it up!!! 🎉🎉


Key Stage 3 Book Club getting stuck into some dystopian fiction!

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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)
15th October 2021 Year 6 Open Morning & Principal Led Tour (9.00am)
31st October 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
1st March 2022 Notification of offers are available from 12.30am
27th-29th June 2022 Admissions 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

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.