"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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The Harris Academy Ockendon Learning Centres

The four learning centres will create a culture of collaboration and positive professional dialogue delivering a curriculum that builds on prior learning, deepens knowledge and enhances skills that foster learning and achievement.

The carefully considered curriculum intent and sophisticated organisation and sequencing of learning within the subjects will elevate students beyond the context of their lives and experiences. Freeing students from the limitations of their experience will help them go beyond, and sometimes resist, the cultural forces that they experience every day.

The academic year will be organised to allow for 4 deeper learning opportunities, with the timetable suspended at key points to ensure greater flexibility in gaining new experiences. This can be organised for selected teaching groups, cross phase groups or year groups. The curriculum will be planned by the individual Learning Centres. The pre-agreed themes will also embrace every opportunity to embed the academy values.

Over the year, each Learning Centre will also contribute to the weekly ‘Insights’ programme.  ‘Insights’ are seminars which provide students with the opportunity to learn more about studying particular subjects at university and/or to stimulate curiosity and openness around specific careers. Each ‘Insight’ will follow a similar format: Overview, Active Seminar, Careers and Preparation.

Harris Academy Ockendon Learning Centre Structure

Society STEM Wider World Enterprise & Innovation
  • RS
  • Philsophy& Ethics
  • Citizenship
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Health & Social Care
  • Animal Care
  • Science
  • Maths
  • Technology
  • Computing
  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • MFL
  • PE/Sport Science
  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Music
  • Drama