The Ongar Academy

Essex, United Kingdom

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Ongar Academy

Based in the London Fringe, The Ongar Academy is heavily oversubscribed and moving rapidly towards its aspiration of being ‘Outstanding’ at its first OFSTED inspection. Having recently moved into its new multi-million pound facilities in September 2017, we are now seeking professionals of the highest order to join us in the creation of something special.

We have invested significant resources in the continual training and nurturing of our staff. We encourage research and further professional study and we want to continue to build on our reputation for 'growing our own' leaders. 

No matter how much experience you have, we will ensure we build on your strengths so that you are ready for the next step in your career.

Our motto ‘Affectare ad Optimum’ translates as ‘Aspire to greatness’ and we ensure that through a growth mindset approach, all staff and students recognise that application and effort is more important than mere ability.

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Our Vision

The vision of our school is epitomised by our mission statement “Inspiring Excellence”.

The school will encourage its students to:






Enjoy learning together

Extra-curricular activities

The school is already building a reputation for its extra-curricular activities and enrichment offer.

There are many clubs and activities during the week and trips have included a ski trip to Italy in 2017. We are particularly keen to recruit staff who will contribute actively to the extra-curricular programme

The Board of Trustees

The Trustees are very supportive of the school and work well with the Headteacher and members of staff. They provide a good cross section of business, legal, property and financial expertise and devote a substantial amount of their time to the school. 


Address: Fyfield Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1277 500990
What people say about us

I am so proud to be one of the first students at this school

- Yr 7 Student

My child is so happy and fulfilled at this school.

- Yr 7 Parent
Positions available at The Ongar Academy