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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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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At Harris Academy Ockendon we want to support our students to go onto ambitious destinations which meet the goals that our Sixth Formers set for themselves.

We know the demands of choosing a destination and regularly provide support and guidance alongside our Careers Advisors to help students make the ‘right choice’ for them, whether that be going into full-time employment, Apprenticeships or University.


With the majority of our students attending Higher Education, we take students through the entire UCAS process with help including;

  • Selecting the most appropriate five choices for university
  • How to select a conditional and insurance offer
  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to apply for student finance
  • What to do on the day if they have not met their offer with dedicated staff going through clearing with the students
  • What to do on the day if they have exceeded their original offer and would like to apply elsewhere

Useful Links for UCAS

UCAS Homepage:

What to do if you did better than expected:

What to do if you are going through clearing:

Student Finance Explained:


With many of our students choosing to go into apprenticeships, we believe it is vital to help support our students with apprenticeship applications and helping them find the perfect apprenticeship that inspires and supports the next stage in their educational journey.

With this in mind, all students looking to apply for an apprenticeship receive one to one support with our designated Career’s Advisor through every stage of application as well as the opportunity to attend bespoke careers days to each student’s needs. We also support students to try and find degree apprenticeships if they so wish – which are in high demand due to the limited opportunities to obtain one.

Useful Links for Apprenticeships

Applying for an Apprenticeship:

Finding an Apprenticeship:

How to Write an Apprenticeship Application:

UCAS Guidance

At Harris Academy Ockendon we firmly believe in supporting students throughout every stage of the UCAS application. Please see some of the guides listed below to help prepare you for this;