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 🪔🪔🪔


colleagues can enjoy fully-funded 1:1 coaching with the . Choose from our Accreditation, Parental Leave, Return to Work or Transition coaching to support you as you start and grow your family. Find out more and sign up at


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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2022-2023 Sixth Form Success

We were delighted to be celebrating with our students on A-Level results day (Thursday 17th August 2023) who were awarded an excellent set of A Level and Vocational qualification results.

For the majority of students, this was their first foray with public examinations, having had their GCSE exams cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With this in mind, we were all incredibly proud of the resilience and tenacity demonstrated by all students receiving their results, many of whom are going on to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities. 

Overall, over 35% of entries achieved grades A*-B and 63% of all grades awarded to students were a C grade or higher. The overall pass rate was 97%.

Our notable successes include:  

  • Haddy Cham who achieved A* A A in Geography, Biology and Psychology and will be going on to read Dental Therapy and Hygiene at King’s College, University of London;
  • Faisolat Akanji who achieved A A Distinction* in Business, History and Sport and will be going on to read Business and Management at the University of York;
  • Francis Kaldunski who achieved A A A A in Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics and Polish and will be going on to read Business Analytics at the University of Exeter;
  • Antoni Kaldunski who achieved A*B B B in Polish, English Literature, History and Law and will be going on to read History at the University of Exeter; 
  • Mirabel Olutosin who achieved A A B in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and will be going on to read Biomedical Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. 

Success against the odds: Emalee Berry 

We also took immense pride in Emalee Berry, who exemplified unwavering resilience, motivation, and determination. Despite unforeseen and very unique health challenges leading to unavoidable sporadic attendance during both Year 12 and 13, Emalee tackled her A Level and BTEC studies with remarkable determination. She had the desire to succeed despite juggling necessary health-related breaks.  With the support of her teachers, she adeptly caught up on missed learning, overcoming significant memory hurdles through persistent practice, and showcasing exceptional scholarship, proving that her medical condition could not hinder her success. Her remarkable accomplishments, including a 'C' in Government and Politics, a 'C' in Religious Studies and a Merit in Health and Social Care, made us incredibly proud. Emalee is an inspiration for future scholars at HAOC, Emalee's triumph over extreme adversity paves the way for a bright future.

Principal Ms Rainey expressed her elation, stating:

"We are thrilled with these results which show how far the Academy has come in the past few years. Academic success is now the norm at Harris Academy Ockendon, and it is wonderful to see so many students achieve the top grades and secure places on competitive university courses.  I have no doubt their achievements today will inspire our younger students to aim high and work hard and we look forward to building on this success in the years to come.”

Antoni and franciszek kaldunskijpg 1Antoni and Francis Kaldunski

(Antoni achieved A*BBB in Polish, English Literature, History and Law)

(Francis achieved AAAA in Polish, Business, Economics and Maths)



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Taumantas Kantaravicius

(achieved A*AA in History, Economics and Law)




John francoJohn (and Mrs) Franco

(achieved ABB in Financial Studies, Government and Politics, and Law)





Kikachukwu odozi faisolat akanji mandy amofaKikachukwu Odozi, Faisolat Akanji, Mandy Amofa

(Kikachukwu achieved ABB in Biology, Chemistry and Maths)

(Faisolat achieved AAD* in Business, History and Sport)

(Mandy achieved ABB in Media Studies, English Literature and Psychology)



The Department for Education performance tables for Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form (16-18) can be found via the following link: