About Us

Orsett Heath Academy is a brand-new secondary school in Thurrock, opening in September 2019. The academy will be built adjacent to Stanford Road and will build on the outstanding education provision and ethos of the Trust’s ‘Outstanding’ secondary school – William Edwards.

William Edwards School has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the past seven years. It is very popular with its parents and achieves three applications for every place it offers highlighting the need for more school places in the coming years.

Orsett Heath Academy is a very exciting development for children in Thurrock as it will provide an additional 1,200 pupil places by 2023. Due to significant investment into the Thurrock area, there has been a large increase in the number of children attending primary schools and therefore, the new school will provide much needed secondary places to meet this growing demand.

The curriculum provided will be modelled on William Edwards’, with a specialism in sports and a strong approach to the arts. The academy will also be a school for the community and will provide learning for students and parents alike through its extra-curricular provision.