Harris Academy Ockendon

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Name Harris Academy Ockendon
Website http://www.harrisockendon.org.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Ms Jo Rainey
Address Erriff Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5AY
Phone Number 01708851661
Phase Secondary
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1329 (51.6% boys 48.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.1
Academy Sponsor Harris Federation
Local Authority Thurrock
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Until recently, leaders failed to grasp the reality of the school's weaknesses. Too little of the teaching enables pupils to make enough progress.

Effective teaching is focused on Years 10 to 11, and in creative subjects and physical education but not in a sufficiently wide range of other subjects. English, mathematics and science are not taught well in Years 7 to 9. This leads to pupils being poorly prepared for GCSEs in these subjects.

Disadvantaged pupils have been poorly served by ineffective spending of the pupil premium. The pupils' outcomes are low. There has been some success in using the funding to retain pupils in school,... but the money has not been used effectively to raise attainment.

Outcomes are too low by the end of Year 11. For the last two years, pupils' progress between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4 has been in the bottom fifth of pupils nationally. The school has the following strengths New leadership this term has had a dramatically positive impact on morale.

The new principal has rapidly put in place policies and procedures to improve the school. Pupils' welfare is central to the school work, and pastoral leaders show an unrelenting commitment to pupils' well-being. Pupils' personal development is a notable strength.

Pupils are polite, mature and great ambassadors for the school. Behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy coming to school and attendance is regular.

Students' achievement in the sixth form is in line with others nationally and improving further. Leaders ensure that students' progress is checked well.

Information about this school

This is an above-average sized secondary school that has grown rapidly over recent years.

In September 2013, students were admitted to the sixth form for the first time. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be entitled to the pupil premium is above average. Most students are from White British backgrounds.

The proportion of students who have SEN and/or disabilities is average. The proportion of students with an education, health and care plan is well above average. A few pupils are educated in off-site alternative provision at Rally Sport Engineering Academy.

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