The Ockendon Academy prides itself in its warm, welcoming atmosphere. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of the supportive community that staff and students value.
New students are welcomed into the school at whatever age they join. Tutor groups are designed in a vertical system with students from year 7-11 in the same tutor group. Form Tutors see pupils twice daily to provide any care or support they may need.
The Student Services team provide extra opportunities for support. Trained counsellors offer students the opportunity talk through any issues they may have.
Each year group has its own assemblies and celebration events ensuring students enjoy being part of a small unit while still benefiting from the opportunities provided by a larger school.