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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Transforming Lives Award 2023

Each year in October, the Harris Federation hold their annual Autumn conference in London, for all schools in the federation to attend, which allows the spotlight to shine on any outstanding achievements or progress made by individual staff members and schools, and to celebrate this with colleagues.

We were delighted in 2023 that one of our own colleagues, Alicia Thompson, Assistant Principal and Personal Development Lead, achieved the award for outstanding Quality of Care and Wellbeing.

This award commends those with a particularly proactive, supportive, and caring approach that has increased the quality of care and wellbeing for students, and recognising those that make a real difference.

Ath qcw award with sir dan

Sir Dan Moynihan (CEO of Harris Federation), and Miss Alicia Thompson.




This is what Alicia's colleagues had to say about her...

“Alicia is an exceptional educator who consistently goes above and beyond to create a nurturing environment for her students. Her dedication to their well-being is truly remarkable.
Her commitment to her students is evident in the way she is always available for them. She has become a trusted figure at HAOC, with students frequently seeking her out to share their concerns and seek comfort. Alicia's ability to make them feel safe and comforted is truly commendable. Her door is always open for students who know they can rely on her unwavering support.
In addition to her compassionate nature, Alicia also handles very difficult safeguarding cases with utmost care and professionalism. She understands the gravity of these situations and is willing to go to great lengths to ensure the safety of her students. There have been instances when Alicia, despite being a dedicated parent herself, has sacrificed her personal time in the support of students. Her selflessness and unwavering dedication are truly inspiring.
Despite the immense challenges she faces, Alicia still manages to excel in her role as a teacher. Her lessons are consistently praised by her students, who often comment on how engaging and impactful they are. Alicia's ability to balance her responsibilities while delivering excellent education speaks volumes about her exceptional skills as an educator.
Alicia demonstrates unwavering commitment to her students' well-being and provides exceptional care in even the most challenging circumstances. She is a true role model and a beacon of hope for both her students and her colleagues.  She represents the epitome of excellence in student care, and her tireless efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated.”

MacMillan Coffee Morning 2023

Macmillan cm 2023

Following the great success of previous years' events, we were delighted to once again host a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise funds to support those diagnosed with cancer and those who care for them.

Macmillan Cancer Support raise money to provide vital cancer services for people living with the disease at every stage of their experience, runs public campaigns to influence UK-wide policies and supports healthcare professionals with resources, tools and training to better help people living with cancer.

This year, our coffee morning included a range of competitions and activities to help raise valuable funds, the winners were:

· Mrs Howard for winning the raffle, her prize was a giant Millie's cookie

· Tyler Biggs (8 Newton) for correctly guessing how many Colin the caterpillars there were and winning mini-morris cupcakes

· Carter Johnson (11 Cook) who correctly guessed how many Oreo biscuits were in the jar and won all the Oreos!

Thank you also to staff for joining in with our staff Bake-off, congratulations to:

· Mrs Holder, for winning the staff bake-off with her phenomenal lemon drizzle cupcakes, her prize was a HAOC Bake-off apron

· Mrs Tucker for winning the ‘wooden spoon’ for the best staff bake-off ‘fake’!

Last year we raised an unbelievable amount, in excess of £400.  This year we did bigger and better, raising a fantastic £973.24!

Macmillan cm cakes