Essex schools and admissions data

Essex County Council has 509 primary schools and 136 secondary schools. 7% of Essex's schools are private schools. 151 state schools in Essex follow the local authority's admissions criteria, while 405 set their own.

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Ofsted ratings
in Essex

  1. Outstanding 76 schools
  2. Good 410 schools
  3. Requires Improvement 37 schools
  4. Inadequate 14 schools

Most popular state schools
in Essex in 2019

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary



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