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.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised to ensure every student achieves his or her true potential. We believe every student should be stretched and challenged through a balanced, rigorous and demanding curriculum. 

At Harris Academy Ockendon it is important students are challenged regularly in all their lessons to facilitate their progress and development. The curriculum builds in stimulating and provoking approaches across all subject areas to ensure that students’ knowledge and understanding are consistently developed.

We place appropriate emphasis on the core subjects: Maths, English, Humanities, Sciences and Languages. We also offer all students excellent teaching in other subjects including: PE, Creative Technologies and Performing Arts. There is no narrowing of the curriculum in Key Stage 3 to ensure younger years of the academy are enriching and set our students up brilliantly for GCSEs.

At Key stage 4 students specialise, refining their interests and subject choices. Our teachers assist this process so that students make informed decisions about their future studies and careers. 

We offer extension and enrichment to challenge our more able learners and provide excellent intervention programmes for students who require extra support. Special Educational Needs are catered for with care and expertise.

Homework provides opportunity for research, independent learning and reflection. Through homework, students can consolidate previous learning, gain valuable practice of key skills and concepts and prepare for future learning.