Southend has a range of educational provision to meet pupil need at a universal, targeted or specialist level. There are:
- 45 mainstream schools
- 4 independent schools
- 5 special schools
- a special free school
- 2 colleges - South Essex College and Southend Adult Community College
- The University of Essex
Southend Local Authority also commission a number of Resource Bases (sometimes called Enhanced Provision) that provide targeted support for pupils with autism, speech, language and communication needs and learning difficulties. Find out about Resource Bases in Southend.
There is also alternative education provision.
There is a range of Post-16 education offering AS/A-levels, vocational qualifications at all levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, supported internships and bespoke packages of learning. There are also 16 to 19 academies, and vocational learning and training providers.
Find out about post-16 education and training options and providers.
Elective Home Education
Some pupils are Electively Home Educated. Find out about Elective Home Education.