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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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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All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Student Leadership

Our Student Principals are members of our school community that embody our aim to ‘be the best we can be.’ 

Student principals were appointed following an interview process in which they had to detail their ambitions for the school and their peers. 

Charlie Reece 

My name is Charlie Reece. I am thrilled to be appointed one of Harris Academy Ockendon Student Principals.  

I'd like to describe myself as “optimistic, yet rational”, with firm goals in mind to support the students and the school, through upholding our values of Ambition, Honesty, and Discipline. 

My goals are to build upon the fair and consistent practices in place regarding behaviour, acknowledging achievements and working with students who are finding learning difficult. But above all, to ensure students have a positive mental attitude. 

Adisa Kenjar 

My name is Adisa Kenjar and I am delighted to be selected to become one of your Student Principals.  

I’m currently studying Business, Economics and Law at A-level. As an aspiring lawyer, my aim as Student Principal is always to help students achieve their goals and to continue with our journey to make Harris Academy Ockendon a place of excellence where children and teachers can work hand in hand, improving the school step by step.  

During my early years of secondary school, I was a member of the Debating Society, where I gained valuable experience in making voices heard. I want to be able to provide a platform for students to share ideas with the aim for helping not just current students, but future cohorts too. 

Working closely with Charlie, I am sure we can do brilliant things for our school community. 

School Council

Our Student Principals lead our school council and provide a voice for the school community.  

The school council contributes to the wider life of the academy through capturing student opinions and meeting with Senior Leaders to enact change.

Our School council consists of two students from each year group who are the Student Head of Year, and Assistant Student Head of Year, and who represent their peers.

  Student Head of Year Assistant Student Head of Year


Tanzima Ali

Timi Fawenhimi


Stanley Fuller-Burgess

Jack Smith


Keira Feeney

Gustavo Rocha


Mollie Quincey

Vinnie Ponsonby