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The Ockendon Academy
is a school in South Ockendon
South Ockendon is settlement and Church of England parish in the Thurrock borough and unitary district in Essex in the East of England, United Kingdom.-History:...
Essex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of England, and one of the home counties. It is located to the northeast of Greater London. It borders with Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent to the South and London to the south west...
. It has a specialist status in Mathematics and Computing
Mathematics and Computing Colleges were introduced in England in 2002 as part of the Government's Specialist Schools Programme which was designed to raise standards in secondary education. Specialist schools focus specifically on their chosen specialism but must also meet the requirements of the...
. In April 2009, the school became designated as a Training School.
The Headteacher is Mrs Barbara King, who won an award for her leadership skills.
In August 2010, the school received the highest pass rate in its GCSE examinations to date, with 96% achieving A*-C grades.
January 1st 2011 saw The Ockendon School officially become The Ockendon Academy.