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A very warm welcome to The Ongar Academy, we are an 11-18 mixed school built on the principle of academic excellence for all.

I am proud to be the Headteacher of the school.  Our Latin motto ‘Affectare ad Optimum’ translates as ‘Aspire to Greatness’ and we set out to provide a first-class learning experience for all our students.

Choosing a Secondary school for your child is a critical decision. At The Ongar Academy, we strive to build on the strengths and innovation generated by a brand new site, creating a well-disciplined and supportive environment in which every student is inspired to achieve excellent outcomes.

The wide range of extra-curricular opportunities we offer encourage leadership, compassion for others, develop British Values and a moral integrity essential in becoming a responsible global citizen ready for the world of work.

Our mission statement is: Inspiring Excellence.  Students who attend the school have the opportunity to gain both academic success and personal fulfilment. We aim to stimulate and challenge them academically whilst building the skills that will enable them to secure the destination of choice in seven years. I hope that you find the website useful and are inspired by what you read.

Allan Osborne


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