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Use the 'Narrow by Category' section on the right to help refine your search or click 'View all Services in Education, Training and Employment' to browse.

Education, Schools and Colleges

For Early Years Education please visit our Childcare section - Click here

For information about local schools including admissions, catchment areas and term dates, follow the Southend Borough Council web link in 'Useful Websites'. You will also find a link to OFSTED where the most recent school inspection reports can be found.

Browse Schools and Colleges - click here

For young people aged 13-19 the Connexions service can provide independent information and guidance on education, apprenticeships, careers and issues affecting teenagers today. connexions logo

Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and the Local Offer

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Schools have now started adding links to their SEND Local Offer on their SHIP directory entries. This is a work in progress so if a school does not have details of their Local Offer please contact them direct or visit their website. 

If your child has additional needs you may be interested in viewing our SEND Local Offer information - Click here

Adult Learning and Training

We have three large adult learning providers in the Southend area; South Essex College, Southend Adult Community College and University of Essex. Alternatively some courses are held within the community, particularly at local Children's Centres.

Browse Adult Learning on SHIP - Click here


The Children's Centres and libraries often have sessions offering help with Job Searching and CV Building.

Browse Employment Services on SHIP – Click here


Useful Information

  • young people

    This page holds useful links and resources for Young People over 16 years old. Southend Connexions – Click here Search Young Peoples Activities on SHIP – Click here Search Young Peoples Support Services on SHIP – Click here Education, Employment and Training The National Careers…

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  • Connexions (Southend-on-Sea)

    Based within the Learning Services supporting young people to access: Education, Employment or Training. This can be through, traded services bought by schools to provide Careers Information, advice or guidance within educational establishments or supporting young people in a targeted way to help them overcome barriers…

  • School Admissions Team

    The School Admissions Team offer a co-ordinated service for admissions into Reception, year 3 and year 7, manage admissions into all year groups at Community schools and for two own admission authority schools, administer admission appeals for places at community schools, manage children out of school (not…