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11/01/22

Our Y11 students enjoying the spectacle that is Quantum Theatre's rendition of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. It was, to quote the man himself: "wonderful, wonderful, won-der-ful!" 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿 Thank you 🎄📚 https://t.co/vsQtX6Xxuz

11/01/22

You have a raised an important issue here. It's important that we have the opportunity to discuss this further with you. Please contact the academy at your earliest convenience.

07/01/22

's Road Safety Team are currently looking for 3 School Crossing Patrol (SCP - lollipop persons) to join them in helping keep children and adults safe while crossing roads to school. More info. is attached! https://t.co/EqurduXfYj

05/01/22

Year 7 basketball is cancelled tonight and will instead be on Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th in preparation for their match on Thursday

05/01/22

Happy new year to all of our families! We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school today. COVID testing times and back to school arrangements are detailed below (as a reminder). Please make sure that students arrive at the correct time for their year group. https://t.co/33MQ7IaJn9

17/12/21

We have accumulated quite the collection of coats in lost property! Uncollected items will be held onto until January 14th and then donated to charity if unclaimed. https://t.co/OMheEHk7OF

17/12/21

Well done to everyone for taking part in the inter-house PE competitions this week. The overall winners for each year group are: Year 7 - Whitlock 🎉 Year 8 - Strike 🎉 Year 9 - Strike 🎉 https://t.co/ujvyPgrHcC

16/12/21

SMASHING end to the term for our debaters! KS3 Vs KS4, with our judges scoring a DRAW! Improvised closing speeches enabled a win in favour of the Proposition Team. Well done speakers: you were compelling, convincing, & thoroughly entertaining! 👏🏻👏🏿 https://t.co/GHeHCyz32K

16/12/21

Our Y13 Lit students were transported back to the ROARING '20s this week at the immersive Gatsby experience in London. They danced the Charlston, gave the characters marriage advice, & cried at Daisy's long-awaited reunion with Jay Gatsby. What a NIGHT! https://t.co/zDVU5Mr0SP

06/12/21

Year 8's posters to raise awareness of issues affecting our oceans are coming along beautifully... https://t.co/tRKL7hmlSA

06/12/21

Well done to the Year 8/9 Girls Football team who placed 2nd at the Harris Federation Football Tournament 🎉 https://t.co/Fe15fMk390

03/12/21

Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 6th December •Year 10/11 Boys Basketball v gateway (home) Wednesday 8th December •Year 9 Girls Netball v OPA (home) Thursday 9th December •Year 8/9 Boys Basketball v HACH (away) •Year 8 girls netball v St cleres (home)

03/12/21

Great turn out for the Year 8 and 9 Cricket Development Squat last night! https://t.co/pTKYrtTe9l

02/12/21

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Wonderful start to our day at with a lovely warm welcome from all the staff here and stairs to success! Great subject day for and trainees. https://t.co/U8V1nWcmwx

02/12/21

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Our ft PE Teacher David Roast educating us all things 🏉 https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv https://t.co/dRAyxS4oTZ

29/11/21

Unfortunately the year 7/8 girls football match has been cancelled. It will be rearranged for a later date.

29/11/21

Fixtures for this week are as follows: Monday 29th November •Yr 7/8 girls football v St Cleres (away) •Yr 7 Boys Basketball v WES (home) Wednesday 1st December •Yr 9 Harris Cup v Falconwood (away) Thursday 2nd December •Yr 8/9 Boys Basketball v Hassenbrook (home)

28/11/21

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

28/11/21

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 🙏🏼💙 https://t.co/VGQclWygef

24/11/21

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

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Welcome from the Principal and Executive Principal

A warm welcome to Harris Academy Ockendon.

This is a very special time for our academy. In September 2019 we joined the Harris Federation which runs nearly 50 successful primary and secondary academies in London and Essex. The vast majority of Harris academies inspected by Ofsted have been rated ‘outstanding’.

We always tell our students to ‘enjoy being the best you can be’. At Harris Academy Ockendon, ‘being the best’ is neither a destination nor a moment in time, but it is a journey towards a consistent pattern of behaviour and attitudes which result in constant progress and achievement. We approach each day with determination and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence for our students and staff. We believe we have the power to transform our students’ lives regardless of their ability, background, social status and life opportunities.

We have huge ambition and aspiration for every student, and our commitment to their success is combined with exceptional support. We strive to develop resilience in our students and the ability to be tenacious in their quest to ‘Enjoy being the best they can be’. We draw out their individual talents and celebrate their personal achievements at every opportunity. We enable our students to explore interests beyond the classroom, develop a social conscience and create opportunities to allow them to have a broad understanding of the world.

Our values are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. To achieve this, learning and teaching, is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to achieve the very best they can academically, and to help them develop the transferable skills needed to build successful futures.

When you visit Harris Academy Ockendon you will notice that it is a welcoming, ambitious and creative place to learn, where students feel secure and happy. Harris Academy Ockendon is a place of high expectations. We create a culture and ethos that facilitates success. We aim for excellence and expect our students and their families to do the same.

I hope this website gives you a sense of the opportunities on offer at Harris Academy Ockendon and the ambition we have for our students. We truly believe that our community deserves a brilliant academy and we are determined to provide this.

Ms Jo Rainey                      Mr George McMillan
Principal                              Executive Principal