Outstanding schools in Essex and Herts

August 25th 2016
By: Melanie
Outstanding schools in Essex and Herts

We are very lucky in Essex and Hertfordshire to have some of the best-rated schools in the UK - one of the main factors that family homebuyers are so drawn to these two home-counties. So if you are thinking about moving to the area or would like some more information about local schools here is a list of secondary schools, some with outstanding results:

Bishops Stortford/ Stansted:

St Marys Catholic school – mixed secondary school

Bishops Stortford College –a leading co-educational school from 4 -18 years

Hockerill Anglo European College – mixed secondary international boarding school

Herts & Essex – described by Ofsted as ‘An outstanding school with an outstanding Sixth Form’.

Birchwood – 11-19 years mixed Academy

The Bishop’s Stortford Boys school – 11-18 years


Leventhrope Academy – a mixed secondary school 11-18 years

Saffron Walden:

Saffron Walden County High School – one of the highest performing schools in Essex, 11-18 years

Friends – is a private Quaker co-education school – with a vision to be the best school in the region, 4-18 years.

Great Dunmow:

The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre, mixed 11-18 years

Felsted - A leading co-educational, independent, boarding and day school with strong academic results 11-18 years


King Edward Grammar School – A British Grammar boys school with Academy status 11-18 years

Boswell’s in Springfield is an extremely popular, academically successful, over-subscribed 11-18 school

High School for girls – rated top 10 in the country – 11-18 years


Alec Hunter Academy – mixed 11-18 years – a Saffron Academy Trust School


Bassingbourn Village College – mixed 11-16 years


Burnt Mill Secondary School - described as by OFSTED as outstanding

St.Mark’s West Catholic School 11-18 years

Passmores Academy also known as Passmores School and Technology College 11-18 years