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

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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