Schools and Learning news

  • Pupils fly high with airport visits

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    Published on Thursday, 8th February 2018

    Year 4 pupils from Eastwood Primary School and Nursery ‘took to the skies’ with a thrilling behind the scenes trip to London Southend Airport.

  • Topping the tables for new GCSE measures

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    Published on Friday, 26th January 2018

    Statistics published yesterday by the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed Southend-on-Sea as an overall area performed well above the national* average under the Government’s new GCSE measures.

  • Video entices teachers from across the globe to Southend-on-Sea

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    Published on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

    A new video, produced by Project 49, has brought teachers to schools in Southend-on-Sea from far and wide, in an innovative and collaborative recruitment campaign.

  • Schools climb national performance tables

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    Published on Friday, 15th December 2017

    Southend-on-Sea schools have once again soared up the national performance tables, coming 28th out of 151 local authorities for reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2.

  • Secondary school places set to be provided through expansion programme

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    Published on Monday, 4th December 2017

    Plans to deliver increased secondary school places from 2018 onwards are set to be fully delivered through expansions at existing secondary schools, rather than the building of a new school.

  • Awards for extra healthy schools!

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    Published on Monday, 20th November 2017

    A special ceremony was held on Friday 10th November that celebrated Southend-on-Sea schools that have made major strides in boosting the health and wellbeing of pupils.

  • Apply now for September 2017 secondary school places

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    Published on Tuesday, 6th September 2016

    Local parents and carers can apply now for secondary school places for September 2017.

  • Southend schools SATS success

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    Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016

    Southend-on-Sea pupils have received a welcome boost with the news that the area is in line with or above the national average for Key Stage 2 SATS.

  • Rise in local pupils gaining top GCSE grades

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    Published on Friday, 16th October 2015

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is congratulating schools after provisional figures released nationally showed a rise in the number of pupils achieving 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades.

  • Help for young people to find the best way forward

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    Published on Tuesday, 21st July 2015

    Whatever your GCSE results turn out to be, helpful advice is at hand at a special event on Friday 21 August.

  • Statement regarding Martin Goldberg of Thorpe Hall School

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    Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

    Tuesday 30th September 2014 Councillor Anne Jones, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, says: