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Page last updated: 10/05/2021

​​​​​Information about schools in Essex can be found on this page, including key contact details, DfE numbers, and school's area and status'.

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Search for a specific school using the online Schools Search. Or use the Department for Education's Get Information about Schools Establishment Finder.

Essex School Information

  • Schools List (Excel Format) - full details of each school including contact information, status, category, age range, area and numbers on roll from last school census. Last updated 10 May 2021

Number of Schools by Status

Last updated 13 January 2021
 

 

Academy

Community

Foundation

Voluntary Aided

Voluntary Controlled

Total

Nursery

 

2

 

 

 

2

Infants

20

16

5

3

 

44

Junior

24

9

4

4

 

41

Primary

182

85

22

34

40

363

Primary Phase Total

226

112

31

41

40

450

All through

1

 

 

 

 

1

Secondary

75

 

1

3

 

79

Special

12

6

1

 

 

19

Total

314

118

33

44

40

549

Recent Major Changes to Essex Schools

Last updated 13 January 2021

  • Bocking Primary, DFE 881/2250, Converted to Academy, 01/01/2021.
  • Cressing Primary, DFE 881/2370, Converted to Academy, 01/01/2021.
  • Mark Hall Academy Harlow, DFE 881/4035, New academy; Predecessor school Mark Hall Academy, Harlow (DFE 4009), 01/01/2021.
  • St George's, Colchester, DFE 881/2001, St George's Infant & Nursery, Colchester closed. St George's New Town Junior School extended to become primary, 01/01/2021.
  • Ford End CE Primary, DFE 881/3218, Converted to Academy, 01/12/2020.