Our Schools


Secondary School

Mrs McGauley, LLE, is the Headteacher at King John and all staff at the school are very proud of their school and of their students. The school’s reputation in the area is second to none and that is because of the achievements of its students and the ethos of the school.

The school is caring and supportive – treating all of their students like one big happy family. That means having the highest expectations for all their youngsters.

The school demonstrates this through their fantastic results as well as their wonderful music, dance and drama performances which can be enjoyed throughout the year. Add to this their sporting expertise which puts the school at the top of the county and national championships in a whole range of sports and you will see that the school has a lot to offer.

There is a dedicated 6th Form which was significantly extended in September 2014 to provide a wealth of facilities. The majority of King John students go on to higher education and students have been successful in their applications for Oxford and Cambridge as well as other Russell Group universities.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information

The James Hornsby School

Secondary School

Mr Steel is the Headteacher at James Hornsby. James Hornsby is a popular, oversubscribed school where students’ very high attendance and attainment reflect their commitment to and enjoyment of school life.

Everyone is valued as an individual, and their students develop into confident, responsible and successful young people. Every member of the school is part of The James Hornsby family, and their motto is ‘Together We Excel’. As such, they support one another and are passionate about achieving excellence and celebrating success.

As a parent of two young children himself the Headteacher leads the school through the eyes of a parent, with very high expectations and aspirations for his students. As a centre of learning, they aim to create outstanding, stimulating and life changing learning experiences.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information


Secondary School

Mr Durkin is the Headteacher of Castle View. The school is a place where students are put first in everything the school does. Their aims are to pursue excellence, to be the best they can be and they achieve this by working together with parents and the wider community to bring out the very best in their young people.

A good education inspires, opens doors and makes the difference to the lives of individuals, their families and the wider community. Therefore, the school takes their responsibilities as educators very seriously, doing all they can to help their students achieve anything and everything they set their minds to. The school also takes great pride in providing a happy and harmonious learning environment – one where every student is known as an individual.

As well as valuing academic success, the school strives for every child to become a well-rounded, caring and confident individual who plays a part in their community, and has the skills and mindset to contribute positively to our wider society. The headteacher would warmly welcome you to visit the school and discover what it is that makes Castle View School the right choice for you and your child.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information


Primary and nursery school

The Headteacher of Laindon is Mrs Portoles. Laindon is a small school located in a rural unspoilt area. Their building retains a Victorian character with many historical features. They are a school where the child is at the heart of everything they do and leads the decisions they make.

As Ofsted said about them “pupils are happy and enjoy school”. The school is always aiming to improve, not only the education that they provide to pupils but also the services and goods that they provide to the local community. Their SAT results are consistently good.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information

Our Results

KS4 and 5 results for Summer 2019 examinations will be published once all data is validated. For KS2 results please navigate to “Our Schools” and “Our Results”.



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