Our Schools & Students

Our Schools






Cristina Portoles is the Headteacher of Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery. Laindon Park is a small school located in a rural, quiet part of the town.

Their building retains a Victorian character with many historical features. They are a school where the child is at the heart of everything they do and leads the decisions they make.

As Ofsted noted “pupils are happy and enjoy school”. The school is always aiming to improve, not only the education that they provide to pupils but also the services and goods that they provide to the local community. Their SAT results are consistently strong and pupils are always well-prepared for their next steps.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information






Steve Durkin is the Headteacher of Castle View School. The school is a place where students are put first in everything the school does. Their aims are to pursue excellence, and to be the best they can be. They achieve this by working together with parents and the wider community to bring out the very best in their young people.


A good education inspires, opens doors, and makes a genuine difference to the lives of individuals, their

families and the wider community.

Therefore, the school takes their responsibilities as

educators very seriously, doing all they can to help their

students achieve anything and everything they set their minds to. The school also takes great pride in providing a happy and harmonious learning environment – one where every student is known as an individual.


Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information




Tammy Nicholls is the Headteacher at The James Hornsby School. James Hornsby is a popular, oversubscribed school, where students’ very high attendance and attainment reflect their commitment to and enjoyment of school life.


Everyone is valued as an individual, and their students develop into confident, responsible and successful young people. Every member of the school is part of The James Hornsby family, and their motto is ‘Together We Excel’. As such, they support one another and are passionate about achieving excellence and celebrating success.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information




Dan Steel is the Headteacher at The King John School and all staff at the school are very proud of their school and of their students. The school is now moving into an exciting new phase, focussed on securing "a quality education for all" and although it is a large school, students are known as individuals.


The school is caring and supportive – treating all of their students like one big happy family. 


There is a dedicated 6th Form with a wealth of facilities. The majority of King John students go on to higher education and students have been successful in their applications for Oxford and Cambridge, as well as other Russell Group universities and apprenticeships.

Please see the school’s website for more comprehensive information

Results & Ofsted 


This year, there were no public examinations as a result of Covid-19.  

  • All GCSEs and A-level results improved through centre assessed grades  
  • All centre assessed grades were moderated by a Trust deputy headteacher 
  • Most able and disadvantage students results improved but in two of the schools this improvement is not enough 

Laindon Park Primary School

Ofsted Report - May 2015

Castle View School

 Ofsted Report - December 2017

The James Hornsby School

Ofsted Report - May 2016

The King John School

Ofsted Report – July 2021