Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.


Chobham Academy is run by the Harris Federation, a charity with a long and outstanding track record in education.  You can click here to read more about the Harris Federation.

The Academy Leadership Team are all outstanding practitioners.  The Academy Leadership Team is listed below.


Rebecca Hickey Principal
James Fisher Head of School/Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sarah Heuston Vice Principal - Teaching and Learning
Phil Henderson Vice Principal - Assessment & Intervention
Mark Elms Primary Principal
Elin Gardener Assistant Principal – Deputy Head of Primary
Alice Hodgson Assistant Principal - Deputy Head of Primary
Philippa Haigh/Ben Leonard Assistant Principal – Anthony Joshua House (Purple)
Martin Doolan Assistant Principal – Ed Clancy House (Blue)
Ben Starkey Assistant Principal – Beth Tweddle House (Orange)
Emma Robinson Assistant Principal – Jonnie Peacock House (Green)
Mahira Merchant  Assistant Principal - Christine Ohuruogu House (Yellow)
Tinus Stander Assistant Principal – Head of Sixth Form
Simon Carrasco  Assistant Principal - Behaviour and Inclusion 
Graeme Eyre Assistant Principal - Intervention




Rebecca Hickey

Focus for the academic year

I feel very proud to be part of the community here at Chobham Academy. Our core values of excellence, respect, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and trust, have been at the heart of developing an Academy, which is providing an excellent education for all.  We continue to develop our students - not only academically - but spiritually, morally and culturally by encouraging students to participate in a range of different activities in and out of school.  Last year our students went to Christies, Google Campus, Cambridge University and Imperial College, to name but a few.  We will also continue to raise the profile of our Performing Arts and English specialism, through events such as the Newham Fair and our very own performances here at Chobham. Our focus will be to continue developing this provision whilst always mindful that student outcomes are at the heart of what we do.

Key successes

I am very proud of the successes that we achieved last year- both in terms of student progress and attainment- but also in providing the most amazing opportunities for our young people. When I think of all the amazing things our students have achieved, it is difficult to identify any specific key successes except this: Chobham Academy continues to grow with 1700 students, nearly 200 colleagues and is oversubscribed in every year group. That is the key success!


Mark Elms
Primary Principal


As Head of Primary, it is my duty to ensure that every student feels safe and welcome at the Academy. Alongside the Principal, I ensure that our ethos of High expectations for all is infiltrated into the teaching and learning, and ultimately the outcomes of every Primary student.

Focus for the academic year

To ensure that the Primary school continues to develop from strength to strength, through high expectations. This will be reflected in our KS2 results.

Key successes

Excellent KS1 Phonics results.
Ethos of excellence established in Primary Academy.