Updates from Ray Lawrence, headteacher

25th September 2018

New for this academic year, OA-Hv students have been enjoying their weekly outdoor learning sessions at Grangewaters education centre.

Our outdoor learning curriculum helps our students to increase their resilience, improve their confidence and develop their relationships with others.

Here are a couple of photos of outdoor learning in action from last week.

13th September 2018

Here are the plans from our architects for the academy refurbishment. Building works are going well and completion is set for Spring 2018.

Architect’s impression of the new entrance to the academy

Architect’s plans for refurbishment and new facilities at the academy

6th September 2018

We are proud of our Year 11 leavers at Olive AP Academy – Havering who achieved some excellent results in their GCSE (or equivalent) exams this year, outperforming last years cohort in all areas.

The percentage of students achieving a formal accreditation this year has improved, (2016/17-75%, 2017/18-83%) as has the percentage of students achieving at least a grade 1 (or equivalent) in English and Maths (2016/17 – 63%, 2017/18- 71%).

It was also pleasing to see more students achieving higher grades in English and Maths compared to last year. For example students achieving a grade 4 or higher in Maths rose from 0% in 2016/17 to 25% in 2017/18.

We wish all our Year 11 leavers the very best for the future as they move on to college and apprenticeships. We look forward to hearing all about what they go on to achieve. We will miss them.

2nd September 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming students back to the academy tomorrow, Wednesday 5th September, for the start of the new academic year. Refurbishment work has continued at the academy during the summer holidays. We are working with the contractors to ensure that our staff and students are not disrupted during the works and we look forward to the opening of the new facilities in the Spring.


18th July 2018

As we head towards the end of the academic year the current refurbishment work at our academy is progressing at quite a pace. The work on Phase 1 which includes the creation of 7 new classrooms, new reception area, administration offices and meeting rooms is on schedule to be completed by the end of October 2018. Phase 2 where the main central section of the site will be refurbished will then begin with a projected completion date of February 2019.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the students, staff and contractors for their patience through this process. Everyone is working together to ensure the academy is operating safely and effectively through a unique set of circumstances.

I will provide more updates on the work as it progresses.

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