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Page last updated: 07/02/2020

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

Search for a School

To search for a specific school, use either the online Schools Search, or the Department for Education's Get Information about Schools Establishment Finder.

Essex School Information

  • Schools List (Excel Format) - includes full details of each school including contact information, status, category, age range, area and numbers on roll from last school census. Last updated 7 February 2020

Number of Schools by Status

Last updated 10 January 2020

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AcademyCommunityFoundationVoluntary AidedVoluntary ControlledTotal
Nursery 2   2
Infants201753 45
Junior241044 42
Primary16889223943361
Primary Phase Total212118314643450
All through1    1
Secondary75 13 79
Special1261  19
Total300124334943549


Recent Major Changes to Essex Schools

Last updated 10 January 2020

  • St Nicholas CE P, Tillingham, DFE 881/3232, Converted to Academy, 01/12/2019.
  • Buckhurst Hill P, DFE 881/2973, Converted to Academy, 01/11/2019.
  • Tiptree Heath P, DFE 881/2042, Converted to Academy, 01/11/2019.
  • Waltham Holy Cross P, Waltham Abbey, DFE 881/2179, New academy; Predecessor school Waltham Holy Cross P, Waltham Abbey (DFE 5246), 01/11/2019.
  • Alton Park J, Clacton, DFE 881/2184, New academy; Predecessor school Alton Park J, Clacton (DFE 2026), 01/10/2019.
  • Holland Park P, Clacton, DFE 881/2183, New academy; Predecessor school Holland Park P, Clacton (DFE 5215), 01/10/2019.​