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  • Anglo European School
    Willow Green
    CM4 0DJ
  • Head: Mr David Barrs and Mrs Jody Gee
  • T 01277 354018
  • F 01277 355623
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Essex
  • Pupils: 1,378; sixth formers: 300
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: None
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 8th March 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 3rd May 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

With around 35 nationalities, this place is truly a little UN community in the heart of Essex, and students come from far and wide to study here. The students learn so much about each other, their cultures and beliefs, and parents say they benefit too. The school is rightfully proud of the newly-opened ‘sanctuary’. This is a quiet and lovely building set apart from the hustle and bustle of the other buildings for the purpose of contemplation, reflection, discussion and prayer. Funded by parent donations and inspired by…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking French at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Chinese at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking French at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2005, David Barrs MA BEd Cert Ed NPQH (60s); educated at London and Bristol Universities and St Paul’s College, Cheltenham. Taught in Basildon and Saffron Walden; previously one of the school’s joint deputy heads (1994-2005). Interests include the United Nations, cricket, golf and gardening.

Since September 2015, Mrs Jody Gee, previously deputy head since 2007, who has spent most of her career in Essex. She studied at Shenfield High and has taught at Newport Free Grammar School near Saffron Walden and the Plume School in Maldon, where she was head of English, then assistant head teacher.

Apologies for the cliché ‘two heads are better than one’, but this is clearly the case at Anglo European. The co-heads run the school; they don’t ‘divide’ responsibilities, but are...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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