The Appleton School

Essex, United Kingdom

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Appleton School

The Appleton School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school in Essex serving students between the ages of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Benfleet has approximately 1,500 students on record. 

The Appleton School converted to academy status in 2011 and is administered by the Appleton School Academy Trust. The secondary school is an Investor in People and has links with the Anglia Ruskin University and University of Brighton, along with businesses in the local area.  The school also runs the local Teaching School. In 2019, it was identified as Good by Ofsted.


Karen Kerridge, MA, BA (Hons)

Values and vision

The Appleton School wants students to work to the best of their ability and aim high and nurtures them into successful, compassionate and self-sufficient young adults. The Essex based secondary school promotes the values of responsibility, mutual respect and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life. Students are taught to be independent learners and the school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for them to expand their skills outside of the classroom, ranging from an active Student Council  to coding club. Community is at the heart of the school and students are encouraged to become active members of society. 


“Students’ attitudes to learning in lessons are exemplary. They arrive on time, and get down to work quickly. In discussion, they show that they are keen to learn, and that they enjoy the activities that teachers prepare for them”. 

View The Appleton School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Croft Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5RN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1268 794215
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