Ockendon Courts County Secondary School was where I completed my secondary school education between 1960 to 1967. It was a quite remarkable school in many ways, which was in part due to the vision of the headmaster Mr W. S. Larwood, and other members of staff such as Mr Reuben (Ben) Cohen and Mr Peter Green.
Where would we be without schools such as Ockendon Courts? This was one of the great places on earth, and it is now gone. Long live Ockendon Courts!!!
I remember that there were occasional football or basketball matches with the pupils from nearby Ardale School in North Stifford. The headmaster at Ardale School at that time was Mr Shaw, and his beautiful daughter Sonja Shaw later became the legend Sonja Kristina, who still performs with the group Curved Air and also with Martin Ayres as Mask, and on MySpace.