Essex schools and catchments

Essex County Council has 507 primary schools and 129 secondary schools. 7% of Essex's schools are private schools. 169 state schools in Essex follow the local authority's admissions criteria, while 386 set their own.

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Ofsted ratings
in Essex

  1. Outstanding 87 schools
  2. Good 397 schools
  3. Requires Improvement 49 schools
  4. Inadequate 17 schools

Most popular state schools
in Essex in 2019

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary

Primaries

Secondaries

Popularity is based on the number of first preference applications a school received compared to the number of places available, where we have this data. Where places available data isn't held, first preferences are compared to the number of offers made.

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Also see Essex's Ofsted reports and school performance dashboard