A greater proportion of Essex teenagers achieved the expected standards in last year’s toughened-up GCSE exams than across England, revised government data has confirmed.
Essex County Council last night refused to back down from its “disgraceful” new home-school transport policy despite fresh pressure from campaigners and hard-pressed families.
Thousands of Essex pupils will benefit from a new two-year project aiming to improve the progress and attainment of boys in reading.
Work has officially begun on a new 210-place primary school in Stansted Mountfitchet.
Agency school staff in Essex cost more than £15million over the past three years.