Leigh on Sea News - education

Libraries help support mental wellbeing through the power of reading

A new campaign is set to launch in Southend libraries which looks to tackle loneliness and support mental health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the town’s recovery.

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Parents and headteacher welcome their new ‘School Street’

Parents and teachers of West Leigh Primary School have welcomed the introduction of an innovative scheme aimed at promoting active travel and improving air quality and safety near our schools.

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96% of pupils get one of top three choices of primary school for September

96% of children in Southend-on-Sea will start primary school in September 2021 in one of their top three preferences, with 85% at their first-choice school.

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SACC welcomes additional learners on site

Southend Adult Community College - Home of Learning - opened its doors for current and new pupils on Monday 08 March 2021.

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New Headteacher for Westcliff High School for Girls

A new Headteacher will join Westcliff High School for Girls later this year.

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Story Telling adventure for World Book Day

Southend-on-Sea Libraries have joined forces with master storyteller John Kirk bringing Southend families a storytelling scavenger hunt, in celebration of World Book Day 2021.

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Introduction to Indian Cooking

The Mughal Dynasty blogs on traditional and historical methods of Indian Cooking.

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Council supports phased return to school in January

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has written to all local schools saying it will support them if they wish to have a flexible and phased return for the first week of term in January.

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Consultation launched on school admission arrangements for 2022/23

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is consulting on proposed admission arrangements for community schools in the Borough for the school year 2022/23.

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Libraries closed but Click and Collect and home delivery set to continue

Following the Government announcement of a period of lockdown (commencing today, Thursday 5 November), the council is pleased to announce that residents will still have access to the Click and Collect and home library delivery services.

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Food voucher scheme launched for adult college learners

A new support project for students at Southend Adult Community College will see free food and drink made available for any student that may be struggling during the pandemic.

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Council partner with Google Digital Garage to deliver free digital skills webinar

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are teaming up with Google Digital Garage to offer a free live training webinar for individuals and businesses on 22 October 2020.

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Consultation launched on possible amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall schools

Local parents, teachers and members of the community are being asked to give their thoughts on the possibility of amalgamating Chalkwell Hall Infants School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School.

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Avatar army assembles in Southend-on-Sea

An avatar army has assembled in Southend-on-Sea to assist children in attending classes when they are unable to physically be in the classroom.

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Helpline launched for parents concerned about school during COVID-19

A support helpline has being set up for parents who have concerns about sending their children to school due to COVID-19.

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Cabinet to consider consultation on amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall schools

The council’s cabinet is to consider starting a formal consultation on the potential amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall Infants School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School.

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Additional Southend secondary school preference following changes to 11+ exam

Parents and pupils will have an additional secondary school preference to select this year. This follows changes made to the 11+ exam in the wake of recent Government guidance and Coronavirus.

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Southend-on-Sea pupils receive GCSE results

Pupils across Southend-on-Sea received their GCSE results yesterday (Thursday 20 August).

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“I can’t wait to see my friends” – campaign reassures parents about going back to school

A campaign to reassure parents about children going back to school in September has been launched by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Exam results: what is happening in Southend-on-Sea?

Over the next few weeks students across Southend-on-Sea will receive their GCSE and A-Level results despite not sitting their exams because of Coronavirus...

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