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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2020-2021 Sixth Form Success


Students and staff at Harris Academy Ockendon are celebrating today after its students have received a record-breaking set of A-level and Vocational qualification results. After what has been an exceptionally challenging two years for students in year 13, all the staff at the academy are incredibly proud of the resilience and tenacity demonstrated by all students receiving their results today.

A level results improved from last year and were once again the best the Academy has ever received, with the average grade awarded to students being a B. For the second consecutive year the academy celebrates a 100% pass rate for all entries, 83% of grades were awarded a C or above and over a third of all grades were A*/A. The value-added score is +0.95, therefore on average students were awarded just short of an entire grade above their target grade. A remarkable achievement. Students performed particularly well in disciplines such as Art, Economics, English Language & Literature, History, Mathematics and Religious Studies where the average grade achieved was a B, and Biology, Financial Studies, Law, Psychology and Sociology where the average grade achieved was a C+, demonstrating strong performances in demanding subjects.

Our Vocational students in BTEC Sport, and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship also performed to an exceptionally high standard, achieving an average grade of Distinction*- and a value-added score of +1.36, indicating students on average were awarded over 1 grade above their target; a stunning result.

The Academy’s notable successes include:

  • Emma Burroughs who achieved A*A*A and will be going on to read Biosciences at Imperial College, London
  • Emily Fall who achieved A* A Distinction* and will be going on to read Law at the University of Warwick 
  • Megan Kelly who achieved A*, A, Distinction *, and has secured employment with Aretian Wealth Management based in London
  • Kacia Matthieu who achieved A* A* A* and will be going on to read Sociology at Loughborough University 
  • Summer-Marie Sandy who achieved A* A Distinction* and will be going on to read Law with Philosophy at the University of Essex
  • Ronnie Young who achieved A*A* A and will be going on to read Mathematics at the University of York

Ms Rainey, the Academy’s Principal, said:

Despite a challenging two years, students at Harris Academy Ockendon have gained great results. These results are a testament to the hard work of students, staff and the consistent approach of the academy. Against very challenging circumstances the hard work and dedication of our students has shone through. Students have not had the Year 13 they imagined but they can look forward proudly to a very bright future.