Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 4th November - Year 7 Boys Football V Thomas Tallis (Away) 2.45 KO - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Riverside (Home)


A massive congratulations to the boys year 8 football team who have won all 5 matches this term, finishing with a 14-0 win against Greig City 🎉🎉


A massive congratulations to the year 8 girls netball team who won their first match against Harris Chafford Hundred, 17-1! 🎉🎉


A big well done to all students who have attended our extra curricular clubs so far this term! It’s great to see such a high uptake and we hope it continues when we come back!


Boys football club is cancelled on Monday 11th October for Boys year 7 and 8. Training is still on for Year 8 Boys.


Thursday 14th October - Year 8 Girls Netball v Harris Chafford Hundred @ home - Year 8 Boys Football v Greig City @ home (National Cup) - Year 10 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside (3/3)


Wednesday 13th October - Under 13’s Girls Football @ Highsted Grammar (National Cup) - Year 9 Boys Football @ Maltings Academy (National Cup) (2/3)


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 11th October - Year 7 Boys Football @ Harris Riverside - Year 8 Boys Football v Hall Mead @ home (Essex Cup) (1/3)


"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" ... The wonderful cast of HAOC's 'Julius Caesar' in rehearsal this week.


Well done to our key stage 3 debaters who held their first formal debate today in debate club 👏🏻 The teams were confident & well-prepared, with the proposition securing the win by half a point. So proud of you all!


Congratulations to the Year 9 Boys Football team on their 3-1 victory against Gateway Academy for their league and cup game 🎉


Years 7-9 girls football working hard at club!


Our year 10/11 girls preparing well for their U16 netball rally!


Year 10 and 11 boys rugby trying out and working hard on some new drills!


Great turn out for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys football today!


What talented artists we have here at Harris Ockendon! Check out our corridor-gallery as part of our celebrations of Black History Month 2021.


Well done to our U14 girls playing the first round of the Essex Cup vs Drapers Academy yesterday!


Extra Curricular PE Clubs for next week are as follows:


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Thursday 7th October - U16’s Girls Netball Rally @ Hassenbrook - Year 9 Boys Football Essex Cup v Southend High School @ Home - Year 8 Boys Football @ Riverside (2/2)


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 4th October - Year 9 Boys Football @ Gateway Tuesday 5th October - Year 8 Boys Rugby Festival @ Barking Rugby Club (12.30 start) (1/2)

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Home Testing (Covid-19)

Many people with Coronavirus have mild, or even no symptoms, but can still spread the virus.  With regular self-testing the spread of the virus can slow and help protect the most vulnerable in our families and communities.

Students have been undertaking home testing for some time, and will be encouraged to continue to do so, using the home testing kits the academy provides to them.

To view a how-to guide to support your child with taking these tests, please click HERE.

When should the tests be taken?

All home testing should take place twice each week, every Sunday and Wednesday evening.  Each test will take about 15 minutes to set up and results will be ready after a further 30 minutes.

How do I take the test?

The NHS have produced a leaflet which will provide you with a step by step guide to taking a lateral flow test.  To view this please click HERE.

We have also produced two ‘How to’ video guides; to watch a demonstration of how to take the test, please click HERE. For a guide to the contents of the home kits, and how to process the tests please click HERE .

What if the results are negative?

If your results are negative, then it is likely that you were not infectious at the time the test was taken.  You must continue to follow national and local rules and guidelines regarding regular hand washing and social distancing where required.

What if the results are positive?

If your results are positive, it means you are currently infected with coronavirus and risk infecting others.  You must notify the academy as soon as possible, and book a confirmation PCR test by either going online at or by calling NHS 119.

You must self-isolate in accordance with current national and local guidelines, which can be found HERE.

If the confirmation PCR test is negative, your child can return to school and normal activities can be resumed.

If the confirmation PCR test is positive, then you should continue to self-isolate for the remainder of the 10-day period.

What if the results are void?

If you get a void result, this means that the test has not been run correctly.  You need to take another home-test.  You should use a new test kit; it is important you do not re-use anything from the first kit.

If you don’t have another home-test kit available, you should book a PCR test online via or by calling NHS 119.

Recording my Results

Once the test has been completed it is also important that you report your result, whether it is positive, negative, or void.

Results should be reported within 24 hours of receiving them and are vital in helping scientists track the spread of Covid-19 and spot any new outbreaks faster.

You can report your results easily online by clicking the following link:

If you are unable to access the online service, please call 119 – lines are free, and open 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm.