"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.


Our Academy's Open Evening is today from 4.30pm to 7.00pm! Our Principal's speech commences at 5pm and 6pm. You will also hear from our Student Principals and other senior leaders, who will be on hand during the evening to answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you.


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We have welcomed a new school into the Harris Federation this September. Read our Blog to find out more about Harris Academy Ockendon!


What a lovely space! Have a good and bustling evening!


Welcome to Harris Academy Ockendon. Our intention is to provide all our students with a first class education and amazing life experiences. We will provide the opportunities for your child to flourish in education, work and life. Follow us to stay up-to-date with our journey.

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Dress Code


· Blazer (black, grey or navy)

· Waistcoat (optional – black, grey or navy)

· Jumper (optional – V neck black, grey or navy)

· Ties (optional – no novelty designs)

· Short / long-sleeved shirt or blouse (white)

· Tailored full length trousers (black, grey or navy)

· Plain knee length or longer skirt (black, grey, navy – no designs of other colours)

· Black ankle / mid-calf socks

· Tights (black / natural non-patterned)

· Plain black leather / faux-leather shoes / Chelsea boots (should be able to be polished)

· Heeled shoes should be a maximum of 3 inches / 7.65CM

· Religious clothing must be black, navy or grey



· Hair colours should be within a natural range – no intricate designs.

· Discreet make-up.

· Nails - French Polish / natural colour

· Ear piercings permitted – plain gold / silver studs only. Other visible existing piercings must either not be worn / have clear jewellery whilst in the building

· Discreet jewellery may be worn but must be removed for sport.

· Existing tattoos must be covered.

· ID cards with lanyards must always be worn.


Please avoid the following:

· Lycra (unless required for sports)

· Brightly coloured accessories

· Denim

· Studs on clothing

· Shorts / cropped trousers

· No sheer / revealing clothing

· Wearing outdoor coats inside the building.


Please note that students studying sport will be able to wear sportswear on days in which this subject is scheduled on their timetable.