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When you’re searching for a new-build home in Essex, among the prime considerations when you have a family is the standard of local schools. There are a number of excellent Essex schools at primary and secondary level where results are well above the national average.

Healthcare is an important issue for everyone, and there is a wide range of general and specialist hospital and health facilities around Essex. 

Best Primary Schools in Essex1

Ranking

Name of School

Location and Postcode

KS1-2 CVA

1

Church Langley Community Primary
School

Church Langley, Harlow, CM17

103.3

2

Westlands Community Primary School

Chelmsford, CM1

102.8

3

Elm Hall Primary School

Witham, CM8

102.4

4

Cold Norton Primary School

Cold Norton, Chelmsford, CM3

102.2

5

St Thomas More Catholic Primary
School

Saffron Walden, CB11

102.0

6

Boxted St Peter’s C of E School

Boxted, Colchester, CO4

101.8

7

Lyons Hall School

Braintree, CM7

101.7

8

Hereward Primary School

Loughton, IG10

101.5

9=

Bentley St Paul’s C of E Voluntary
Aided Primary School

Bentley, Brentwood, CM15

101.4

9=

Great Bradford’s Junior School

Braintree, CM7

101.4

9=

St Andrew’s Junior School

Colchester, CO4

101.4

9=

Woodville Primary School

South Woodham Ferrers, CM3

101.4

1measured by KS1-2 Contextual Value Added Score i.e. the relative effectiveness of the school’s progress between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, in 2009. National Average score = 100.0  Source: www.dcsf.gov.uk

Best Secondary Schools in Essex2

Ranking

Name of School

Location and Postcode

KS1-2 CVA

1=

Colchester County High School For
Girls

Colchester, CO3

100

1=

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Colchester, CO3

100

1=

King Edward VI Grammar School

Chelmsford, CM1

100

4=

Chelmsford County High School For
Girls

Chelmsford, CM1

99

4=

New Hall School

Chelmsford, CM3

99

6=

Chigwell School

Chigwell, IG7

98

6=

Felsted School

Felsted, CM6

98

6=

St Mary’s School For Girls

Colchester, CO3

98

9

Brentwood School

Brentwood, CM15

97

10=

Beauchamps High School

Wickford, SS11

95

10=

Braeside School

Buckhurst Hill, IG9

95

10=

The King John School

Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7

95

2measured by published percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, in 2009.  Source: www.dcsf.gov.uk

Healthcare

Among the hospitals and healthcare centres serving Essex are:

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