A very warm welcome to The Ongar Academy. We are a brand new 11-18 mixed community school, offering a broad and balanced curriculum with a specialism in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The school has been built on the principle of offering opportunity for all to succeed.
I am very proud to have been appointed as the first Headteacher of the school. Our vision is to provide exceptional education for all students and our Latin motto ‘Affectare ad Optimum’ translates as ‘Aspire to Greatness’ and that is precisely what we shall be doing alongside you and your children.
Choosing a secondary school for your children is a critical decision. At The Ongar Academy, we will strive to build on the strengths and innovation generated by a brand new school, creating a well-disciplined and supportive environment in which every student will be known as an individual and will be inspired to achieve excellent outcomes.
The wide range of extra-curricular opportunities we intend to offer include clubs, community and charity work, overseas trips, exchanges and expeditions. These will encourage leadership, compassion for others and develop a moral integrity, essential for becoming a responsible global citizen.
Our mission statement is: Inspiring Excellence. Should your children join us, they will be given every opportunity to gain both academic success and personal fulfilment. We will aim to stimulate and challenge them academically whilst building the skills that will enable them to secure their destination of choice in seven years. I hope that you find the website useful and are inspired by what you read.