Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Orsett Heath Academy website and to share a little insight into life at our new secondary school.

Orsett Heath Academy opened its doors to our first cohort in September 2020. During this first year of opening, all of the fundamentals that underpin achievement in a successful school have been established; high expectations, a broad and balanced curriculum, first class teaching by experienced teachers, strong pastoral care, an exceptional extra-curricular offer and a strong sense of community.

Orsett Heath Academy is a very exciting development for children in Thurrock as it will provide an additional 1,200 pupil places by 2024. The academy itself is built in close proximity to the Thurrock Rugby Club and Thurrock Harriers Athletics Track; a location which will allow our existing partnerships to strengthen even further and will support the development of a fantastic sports hub in Thurrock, with development pathways for pupils and the wider community at all levels.

At Orsett Heath Academy, we have worked hard to ensure we have established an exciting and ambitious ethos of high expectations and achievement, which has been supported with a strong pastoral care system and focus on wellbeing. With this, we aim to ensure that we work with you and your children to prepare our young people to be resilient, capable and responsible citizens of the future.

Academically, the school has a strong broad and balanced curriculum with dedicated and committed staff working together to create outstanding opportunities for academic and personal progress. This is shown not only in the classroom, but also in the wide range of out-of-school learning experiences which will continue to develop as the school grows.

We have been delighted with the highly positive responses Orsett Heath Academy has received through both pupil and parent voice within the short time the school has been open, and we are committed to continuing to develop the school in partnership to ensure we are providing students with a high quality education. With this commitment, we aim to develop our strengths in teaching and learning, and pastoral and pupil support, to ensure that your children’s school experience is both inspiring, challenging and memorable; providing them with the very best start to their future lives.

Sian Rawson
Head of School