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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Welcome to our Sixth Form

Harris Academy Ockendon’s motto of “Enjoy being the best you can be” continues in our Sixth Form. We are focussed on supporting students to be ambitious and strive for the most aspirational destinations - whether that be University, an apprenticeship or a full time work placement.

Our Sixth Form has grown in numbers over the last few years because of the high quality teaching and learning we provide as well as the pastoral care and support given by our Sixth Form team.

Students at Harris Academy Ockendon are encouraged to enhance their academic qualifications through a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities that are carefully chosen in order to enhance the applications that they make at the end of Year 13.

Our thriving Sixth Form offers everything our students love about their education in an environment where they are treated as young adults.

Meet the Sixth Form Team





Miss Dean: Assistant Principal in Charge of Sixth Form

“I am incredibly proud of the Sixth Form at Harris Academy Ockendon and every student within our Academy. Our students are ambitious and they envision the scholarly attitudes I believe that every student should have. Students at Harris Academy Ockendon are expected to work hard so that they can achieve or exceed the capabilities we know that they have. It is our belief that we are the gate keepers to opportunities and we support our students in order to have the power of choice. If you are unsure of what you want to do in the future we will not only look to support you with this but to provide you with the power of choice”

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Dr Von Der Goltz: Second in Charge of Sixth Form

“What makes me proud about Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form is seeing how the students take ownership of their learning and develop into true scholars. It is great to see students working hard to attain the best grades, go on to fantastic destinations and build their personal portfolio.”

Rohen bertram




Mr Bertram: Pastoral Manager Sixth Form

“I am extremely fortunate to be part of a thriving Sixth Form supporting outstanding and hardworking post-16 students. My role in the team is to deliver high quality pastoral care and contribute to the scholarly environment for post-16 students who strive to have successful futures. Providing the best resources, mentoring and support, day in and day out to our Sixth Form students gives me immense joy.”