Education in Essex


There are excellent educational opportunities as well as high-performing schools and universities across Essex. So much so, alongside quality of family life, the high standard and prevalence of educational opportunities within the county has been cited as some of our staff’s key reasons for relocating to, or staying in, Essex.



Essex offers a number of Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ schools and academies for all age groups, many of which consistently achieve GCSE and A-Level exam results above the national average. There is a diverse selection of secondary schools across the county, which includes a wide range of academies, colleges, comprehensive and grammar schools, independent and bilateral schools. The grammar school education is state funded with schools in locations in both North and South Essex locations.

You can find more information about schools in Essex, including Ofsted rankings, on the Direct Gov website.


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Colleges and Universities

Essex is home to a number of high-performing colleges and universities – notably including the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University – which as well as offering as wide a range of educational and vocational courses as you would expect, also present opportunities for training in a range of healthcare, medical and nursing subjects. Anglia Ruskin University boasts a state-of-the-art purpose-built medical school with pathology laboratories, mock hospital and doctor’s surgery on site.

GP Specialist Training takes place in five VTS locations across the county, with placements in hospitals in Colchester, Chelmsford, Harlow, Basildon and Southend-on-Sea and local Essex GP practices.


You can find more information about education in Essex on the Essex County Council website.

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