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Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'.


Join us on 20th November 5.30-7.30pm at , for our joint Sixth Form Open Evening, to explore Sixth Form courses & see how we can kick-start your future! Our Sixth Form Open Evening is 5th December 5-7pm - meet the teachers, speak with students and view facilities.


Come along to the Information Event and find out how can help you achieve your career in teaching.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We Will Remember Them.


Yesterday, our Academy was officially opened! This marks the start of our exciting journey which we are proud to share with our students and the community. Thank you to our special guests who attended, including Lord and Lady Harris, and Sir Moynihan.


We are so proud of our Choir's public performance today at our official opening, in front of Lord and Lady Harris, Sir Dan Moynihan, and many other important guests. A wonderful afternoon to celebrate a wonderful start to our Harris journey.


Mock Examinations are currently underway for our Year 11 students. Please make sure to regularly check the following page, for Year 11 information updates:


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Pupils from immediately got to work discussing themes of intolerance and discrimination at workshops. If you came to our induction day, why not share your photos of your creative project with us?


We have completed our first half term! Follow the link to read our first ever Newsletter, packed full of activities and accomplishments. Students will be back on Monday 4th November - have a great two weeks!


Our House Points system is now up and running! Current stats: Cook=5, Newton=11, Pullen=3, Strike=3, Tovey=26, Tudor=6, Wallace=21, Whitlock=4 Olivia, Year 7, recently won a Geography competition giving Tovey the lead! Points will be updated weekly on our website's homepage.


Congratulations! Great game👏


Today is ! We offer students a wide variety of food, inspired by cultures from around the world. Every day, students have the opportunity to expand their food horizons with nutritious and healthy meals. Here's an example menu from our canteen!


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time" - Thomas Edison Our Pre-Public Exams have started today and we would like to wish our students the best of luck during this time. We believe in you all. 👏


Here at Harris Academy Ockendon, we are a community. Be kind to yourself, your friends and others around you. A smile and a chat goes a long way. 🗣️ If something is troubling you, remember to tell a staff member; we are all here to help. 🙌


Today, have been delivering an outstanding "WW1 Battlefield Medicine" workshop for our Year 10 History students. Students have been fully immersed in the action; a fantastic way to remember key facts and details.


We have an extensive programme of Enrichment activities, available for all year groups. From Breakfast Club to Rock School, there is something for every student. View our timetable of activities here:


If you would like to book your place on a Principal Tour, please visit our website for details. We look forward to meeting you!


If you could not attend our Open Evening, we are keen to offer parents and families the chance to view our facilities, meet our teachers and see students engaged in their lessons. Our Principal is conducting tours on the 10th and 17th October, both at 9am.


Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our Open Evening last night. We hope to welcome many of you into our Academy community from September! We are especially proud of our student helpers during the evening, who conducted themselves maturely and responsibly.


We are looking forward to inviting families into our Academy this evening from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. Our students are eager to show you our fantastic facilities and talented staff! We're excited to show you the range of opportunities and experiences we can offer every student.

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Term Dates

Autumn Term 2019
Staff Training / Non-Student Days
Monday 2nd September 2019 -
Thursday 5th September 2019
First Day Back For Years 7 and Year 11 Friday 6th September 2019
First Day Back For Years 8,9,10,12 and 13 Monday 9th September 2019
Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 -
Friday 1st November 2019
All students return Monday 4th November 2019
Last Day of Term Friday 20th December 2019


(Non-student days)

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th September 2019

11th October 2019

Spring Term 2020
Staff Training / Non-Student Day Monday 6th January 2020
First Day Back For Students Tuesday 7th January 2020
Half Term
Monday 17th February 2020 -
Friday 21st February 2020
All students return Monday 24th February 2020
Last Day of Term Friday 3rd April 2020


(Non-student days)

6th January 2020

14th February 2020

Summer Term 2020
Staff Training / Non-Student Day Monday 20th April 2020
First Day Back For Students Tuesday 21st April 2020
Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020
Half Term
Monday 25th May 2020 -
Friday 29th May 2020
All students return Monday 1st June 2020
Last Day of Term Friday 17th July 2020
Autumn Term 2020
Staff Training / Non-Student Days
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 -
Thursday 3rd September 2020
First Day Back For Years 7 and Year 12 Friday 4th September 2020
First Day Back For Years 8, 9, 10, 11 & 13 Monday 7th September 2020
Half Term
Monday 19th October 2020 -
Friday 30th October 2020
All students return Monday 2nd November 2020
Last Day of Term Friday 18th December 2020


(Non-student days)

2nd & 3rd September 2020

2nd October 2020

Spring Term 2021
Staff Training / Non-Student Day Monday 4th January 2021
First Day Back For Students Tuesday 5th January 2021
Half Term
Monday 15th February 2021 -
Friday 19th February 2021
All students return Monday 22nd February 2021
Last Day of Term Thursday 1st April 2021


(Non-student days)

4th January 2021

12th February 2021

Summer Term 2021
First Day Back For Students Monday 19th April 2021
Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term
Monday 31st May 2021 -
Friday 4th June 2021
All students return Monday 7th June 2021
Last Day of Term Friday 23rd July 2021