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Page last updated: 05/12/2022

​​​​​​​​​​​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 5 December 2022

Number of Schools by Status

Last updated 12 October 2022
 

 

Academy

Community

Foundation

Voluntary Aided

Voluntary Controlled

Total

Nursery

 

2

 

 

 

2

Infants

18

16

5

3

 

42

Junior

22

9

4

4

 

39

Primary

187

84

22

33

40

366

Primary Phase Total

227

111

31

40

40

449

All through

2

 

 

 

 

2

Secondary

75

 

1

3

 

79

Special

14

5

1

 

 

20

Total

318

116

33

43

40

550


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Recent Major Changes to Essex Schools

Last updated 12 October 2022

  • St John Fisher Cath P, Loughton, DFE 881/5255. Converted to Academy. 01/10/2022.
  • Greensted P & N, Basildon, DFE 881/2023. Greensted I & N, Basildon closed. Greensted Junior School extended to become primary. 01/09/2022.
  • Mildmay P & N, Chelmsford, DFE 881/2569. Mildmay Junior, Chelmsford closed. Mildmay Infant and Nursery School extended to become primary. 01/09/2022.
  • St Luke's Park P, Runwell, DFE 881/2188. New Free School. 01/09/2022.
  • William Read P & N, Canvey Island, DFE 881/2998. Converted to Academy. 01/09/2022.
  • Wells Park School, Chigwell, DFE 881/7022. Converted to Academy. 01/06/2022.​