Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre in Great Dunmow has been graded Good after an inspection by Ofsted.
A recruitment drive to bring more teachers to Essex – from as far afield as Australia – is being continued by County Hall.
Children at Finchingfield Primary School went back after the Easter holidays to fresh new classrooms, painted in bright colours and with brand new ceilings in each one.
Children at the Patricia Pilgrim Nursery in Stebbing enjoyed an Easter egg hunt marking 25 years since the nursery opened in 1991 – and saw awards given to long-serving staff.
Fractionally more Essex parents have got their children into their preferred primary school.