Essex Fresh Start Independent School
Essex Fresh Start Independent School is an Independent Special School registered for 96 pupils, located across three different sites in Clacton, Chelmsford and Harlow. We work with local authorities in Essex, Suffolk, Thurrock, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and, in 2012, we secured a five-year contract with Essex County Council.
Essex Fresh Start Independent School is registered for Key Stage 2-5 for pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs – previously known as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), Special Educational Needs (SEN) and a separate Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). Our complete school capacity is 96 pupils. We can put in place, for every pupil, individualised programmes which support their transition into the school environment.
We operate an Integrated Schools Services model, which includes Integration services and Community Outreach services. Each tutorial group has a teaching team of three (Teacher, HLTA and TA) supported by specialist teachers, our Pupil Facilitator and the Deputy Head and Head Teacher.