Welcome from our Headteacher

Welcome to the website of The Endeavour Cooperative Academy. The Endeavour is a special school for children aged between 5 and 19. In December 2018 we converted to become an academy as part of Keys Co-Operative Academy Trust

We have 11 classes across 4 Key Stages, averaging 12 pupils per class, with 2 or 3 adults supporting the pupils within that class. Our Key Stage 5 class is in its first year & Key Stage 5 will increase in numbers until 2023, when we will be at capacity.


In Key Stages 1 & 2 we prepare our pupils for learning, by focusing on basic skills & ensuring that there are plenty of opportunities for improving social skills, through play or Forest School. Pupils go to swimming lessons off-site, a small group goes horse-riding & all pupils experience visits to the local community to become familiar with real life situations.


In Key Stage 3 pupils continue with Forest Schools & community visits.  There is more emphasis on learning in class, especially to develop literacy & numeracy skills, but we have many practical subjects such as PE, Food, Technology, Drama, Horticulture & Art. All pupils have lessons on Personal, Social & Health education & have the opportunity to participate in a 3 day residential visit.


In Key Stage 4 our pupils can experience a 5 day residential visit to Derbyshire, will participate in some form of work experience & will undertake accredited courses in a variety of subjects. We aim to develop pupils’ independence over this Key Stage to help to prepare them for their adult life.


Our Key Stage 5 pupils have only just started, but our predicted numbers indicate that we will be completely full by 2023. In Key Stage 5 the emphasis is fully on life skills. We plan to use public transport, experience places of work, have off-site lessons & work towards accredited courses that will allow our pupils to demonstrate their capabilities. If you would like to visit the School please click here


John Chadwick

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We are part of Keys Co-Operative Academy Trust

Keys Co-Operative Academy Trust is a small Academy Trust located in Essex.


We currently have two Alternative Provision schools, serving Mid and North East Essex and a Special School in Brentwood. Our Trust is based on Co-operative values which guide and inform the ethos of all of our schools.

To learn more about Keys please click here

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