Education is thriving in Thurrock and is crucial to everything we do. We have a wide variety of schools in Thurrock, including academy chains such as Harris Federation, urban schools with diverse intake of students, and small village schools with one form intake.
High achieving schools and academies
In recent years the educational achievement of pupils in Thurrock has improved faster than the national rate. More than 80% of schools in Thurrock are rated 'outstanding' or 'good' by Ofsted:
- Ofsted inspection reports for primary schools in Thurrock
- Ofsted inspection reports for secondary schools in Thurrock
- Ofsted inspection reports for further education and skills in Thurrock
Primary schools in Thurrock are incredibly high achieving. Outcomes for children have been above the average for England over several years. Thurrock secondary schools are striving hard and a number of them achieve above or in line with national averages.
Our 2 special schools – Beacon Hill Academy, for children with profound learning difficulty, and Treetops School, for socially disadvantaged children – are both outstanding.
Thurrock schools work hard to give children and young people from every community the best possible start to their education, from early years all the way through to post-16 provision. There is a major sixth form centre at Palmer's College, plus a state-of-the-art South Essex College campus.