Being the best is neither a destination nor a moment in time, but it is a journey towards a consistent pattern of behaviour and attitudes that result in constant progress and achievement.
We have huge ambition and aspiration for every student and our commitment to their success is combined with exceptional support. We strive to develop resilience in our students, and the ability to be tenacious in their quest to ‘Enjoy being the best they can be’ in all aspects of their lives. We draw out their individual talents and celebrate their personal achievements at every opportunity. We enable our students to explore interests beyond the classroom, develop a social conscience and create opportunities to enable students to have a broad understanding of the world.
Our values are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. To achieve this, learning, rather than teaching, is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to achieve the very best they can academically and to help them develop the transferable skills needed to build successful futures.
The Ockendon Academy is renowned for being a welcoming, ambitious and creative place to learn, where manners matter and students feel secure and happy. The Ockendon Academy is a place of high expectations. We create a culture and ethos that facilitates success. We aim for excellence and expect our students and their families to do the same.
Ms Jo Rainey, Principal
Sixth Form Exam Results 2018
We would like to congratulate staff and students for a fantastic set of results this year which were well deserved after 2 years of hard work. We are particularly pleased that results have continued to improve even though students are following more demanding qualifications following government reforms to A-levels.
Of particular note this year:
- 14 out of 16 subjects had a 100% pass rate
- Finance and PE achieved an exceptional 100% pass rate at A/A*
- We expect 100% of students applying to university to secure a place
We wish all our students the very best for the future.
On Thursday 27th September 2018 Gangsline, a non-profit organisation; will be delivering assemblies to Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Each year group will have a separate assembly tailored to their age range. Gangsline has been commissioned to raise awareness among 11-18 years old on gang-related youth culture, serious youth violence and child sexual exploitation(CSE) in Essex Secondary Schools. Essex Police have identified the movement of drugs from London (county lines activity) and the grooming of young people in this practice as a high priority in these 6 districts; Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend on Sea, Tendring and Thurrock.
Gangsline were recommended by Thurrock Local Safeguarding Board.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.
Senior Pastoral Lead