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Page last updated: 24/05/2023

Welcome to Essex Virtual School

We aim to do the very best we can to help Essex Children in Care, those previously in care and children with a social worker who live in Essex, to enjoy education, and succeed in the schools they attend.

We work with Designated Teachers, Social Workers, carers and others to give advice, support and training to help children and young people be successful learners.  We work with partners at times when there might be difficulties such as attendance, suspension or at times of need, for example when moving between schools.

Please see information in the following tabs giving details of the support, guidance and training we provide.

​​​​​​Useful guides


  • Annual World Bike Day Offer​ - receive a free bike for every 3 students enrolled

  • There is a new Relationships, Sex and Education (RSE)​ resource for foster carers created by both the Sex Ed Forum and the Foster Carers Network – supporting foster carers to talk openly with children and young people in their care about a range of RSE topics.

Make it Happen events

Make it Happen unlocks opportunities for young people across Essex by helping them make informed choices about their education and future. 

Based at the University of Essex, we’re part of the Office for Students’ Uni Connect programme (formerly NCOP). We’re one of 29 national partnerships that bring together teachers from schools and colleges, with universities and other local educational partners, to offer activities, advice and information on the benefits and realities of going to university or college, to study a degree or take a degree apprenticeship.​

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