Happy Hannukah to the Jewish community. May this festival bring you blessings, peace, and light.


Today marked the end of our interhouse PE competitions the winners for each year groups are as follows:Year 7 - Newton Year 8 - Wallace Year 9 - Whitlock Year 10 - Tovey Overall winners - Wallace & Strike 🏆 Excellent effort from all house groups 🥳


Year 10 and 11 showcased their musical talent during the Harris Academy Ockendon Live Lounge event. Well done to all involved.


English Literature Oxford university taster day, hosted at Harris Chobham, with 8 of our year 10/11 students! Students came away with even higher aspirations than before, after enjoying various lectures & seminars on different genres of literature. A thoroughly enjoyable day!


Interhouse competitions have started this week in PE with year 8 starting the week off competing in dodgeball and benchball. Excellent start to the competition. Which house will take the win on Friday? 🥇🥈🥉


Y11 walking talking their way through English Language Paper 2 with Impress the examiner. Students working hard on a Saturday, with English teachers to support.


As part of raising awareness around men's mental health, here are some conversation starters to support people to start conversations about their mental health.


This week students had an assembly based around men's mental health. It was great to hear stories from staff from describing their challenges & how they approach self care with mental health. Giving advice to our students & exploring the stigmas around asking for help


As celebrate birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, founder of the faith, we can all identify with his core teachings of truth, love, gender equality, working hard for an honest living, meditating upon the One and sharing with others.Best wishes all for a blissful .


We are delighted to offer 5 fully-funded places on the January cohort of our Sustain and Grow group coaching programme to parent-teachers from ethnic minority backgrounds. your place soon as these tickets will go fast!Thanks to !


Year 7 football girls in their new kit tonight. Winning both their Borough games. Excellent start to the season ⚽️ 🔥


Year 11 students engaging in the Harris experience independent learning day.


Our year 7 boys football team in their new kit last night ⚽️🔥


Happy Diwali & Bandi Chhor Diwas to all celebrating. An important time to reflect on our internal light and darkness, as well as the events taking place in our world today 🪔🪔🪔


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This morning our year 10 sports leaders had hot chocolate Friday with Ms Rainey to receive their certificates and celebrate their success over the last year on the course. Well done to all those who qualified 🎉.


U13 girls have arrived for their Essex cup match at The Billericay School ⚽️


🚨PE CLUBS / FIXTURE ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 - Wednesday - U13 Essex Cup girls football v Billericay (Away) Thursday - Girls Football club (moved from Wednesday due to the above fixture) Friday - Rugby - all years (moved from Wednesday)


Excellent turn out for all years netball tonight! Over 50 students at the club. Amazing start to our netball season 🔥


🚨 P.E CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT this week 🚨 - Monday - All years girls netballWednesday - All years boys rugby 🏉 All years girls football ⚽️ Thursday - Years 7 boys football ⚽️ If you have any questions please see a member of the P.E department.

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Term Dates 2023-2024

Autumn Term 2023
Staff Training / Non-Student Days
Friday 1st September 2023 -
Monday 4th September 2023
First Day Back for Years 7 & 12 Tuesday 5th September 2023
First Day Back for all other year groups    Wednesday 6th September 2023
Staff Training / Non-Student Day Friday 6th October 2023
Staff Training - 1/2 Day, students leave at 12.35pm Tuesday 10th October 2023
Half Term
Monday 16th October 2023 -
Friday 27th October 2023
All students return Monday 30th October 2023
Last day of Term - 1/2 Day, students leave at 12.35pm Thursday 21st December 2023
Spring Term 2024
Staff Training / Non-Student Day Monday 8th January 2024
First Day Back For Students Tuesday 9th January 2024
Staff Training / Non-Student Day Friday 9th February 2024
Half Term
Monday 12th February 2024 -
Friday 16th February 2024
All students return Monday 19th February 2024
Last Day of Term - 1/2 Day, students leave at 12.35pm Thursday 28th March 2024
Summer Term 2024
First Day Back For Students Monday 15th April 2024
Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024
Half Term
Monday 27th May 2024 -
Friday 31st May 2024
All students return Monday 3rd June 2024
Staff Training - 1/2 Day, students leave at 12.35pm Tuesday 2nd July 2024
Last Day of Term Tuesday 23rd July 2024