Education and Childcare

Primary Schools

Witham has several primary schools, including Church of England and Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Schools, all of which are of a size that enables them to meet the individual needs of pupils.

Chipping Hill Infants School, Owers Road CM8 1FR 01376 512201
Elm Hall Primary School, Conrad Road CM8 2SD 01376 516025
Holy Family R.C. (Aided) School, Maltings Lane CM8 1DX 01376 513418
Howbridge Infant School, Dengie Close CM8 1JD 01376 512153
Howbridge (C of E) Junior School, Dengie Close  CM8 1BZ 01376 501648
Powers Hall Infant School, Spa Road CM8 1NA 01376 512605
Powers Hall Academy, Spa Road CM8 1NA 01376 513322
Templars Primary and Nursery School, Cressing Road CM8 2NJ 01376 513477

Secondary Schools

The town has two academies. The Maltings Academy and The New Rickstones Academy which is an Art College specialising in the Performing Arts. Both Academies link with local businesses and pride themselves on producing well-rounded students who are well equipped for the world of work.

The Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane CM8 1EP 01376 519211 Head Teacher Mrs E Baker
The New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Road CM8 2SD 01376 515756 Head Teacher Damian Lee


Special Educational Needs

Southview School, Conrad Road, Witham, CM8 2TA 01376-503505

Essex Fresh Start Independent School, Church Street, Witham, CM8 2JL 01376 780088  Essex Fresh Start offers all-through education for pupils with Statements of SEN recognising their Social, Emotional or Mental Health (SEMH) needs or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in Key Stages 2 to 5.
Places are available at Grammar Schools in Chelmsford and Colchester for pupils passing the selection test, the Anglo-European School, Ingatestone, for pupils with strong European connections, Southview School in Conrad Road for pupils with Special Educational Needs (01376 503505), and the St John Payne Roman Catholic Secondary School, Chelmsford.

Higher Education

Essex University, with its renowned research capability, is only eighteen miles to the north on its Wivenhoe Campus, and is easily reached by road and rail. See

The new and progressive Anglia Polytechnic University is situated close by in the County Town of Chelmsford. Anglia has well-established close links with business and industry, including a long-term relationship with the Ford Motor Company, and its Anglia Business School has a national reputation.

The Michael Ashcroft International Buisness School is based in the Rivermead campus of the Anglia Polytechnic University. Also at the university there is the Institute of Health and Social Care which provides NHS pre and post qualifying education for nurses for the whole of Essex.

Colchester Institute (Witham Campus)1 Freebournes Court, Witham 01376-521411


A full list of registered child minders for the Witham area may be obtained by contacting the Family Information Service at Essex County Council on 0800 0556874 or search for child minders in in Witham using the following link

Essex Children’s Information Service
For Registered Nurseries, Preschool, Childminder, After School Club.
Broomfield Place, Main Road, Chelmsford 01245 440400


Pelican Place Day Nursery, 16 Collingwood Road CM8 2DZ 01376 514971
Puddleducks Day Nursery, Conrad Road CM8 2SD 01376 521510 Jackie Wilson email
Chipping Hill Playgroup, Spring Lodge Centre, Chipping Hill CM8 2HE 01376 500955
Honeybear House Day Nursery, Conrad Road, CM8 2SD 01376 521510
Witham Valley Nursery, Guithavon Valley Church, Guithavon Valley CM8 1HF 07530 922395
Little Elms Pre School, Laburnum Way CM8 2LG 01376 502750
Little Hands Pre School Nursery, Community Hall, Dengie Close CM8 1DJ 01376 511194
Spring Lodge Pre School, Community Centre, Powers Hall End CM8 2HE 01376 511042
Witham Nursery, 52 Maldon Road CM8 1HN Belinda Wakelin 01376 511725
Small Talk Parent and Toddler Group, The Centre, United Reformed Church, Newland Street CM8 1AH 01376 500958 Wed 1 pm – 2.30 pm
Harlequin Children’s Centre, Spa Road CM8 1NA 01376 535270
Also has a Day Nursery 8am-6pm
Roundabout Children’s Centre, Templars Infant and Nursery School, Cressing Road CM8 2NJ 01376 517973

Gershwin Park Day Nursery School, Gershwin Boulevard CM8 1FQ 01376 383940

Additional informal and learning providers

Adult Basic Education
Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex
Tel : 01376 516533

The Adult Community College
Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex
Tel : 01376 516533

Hatfield Peverel Nursery
Hatfield Peverel, Church Road, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex
Tel : 01245 382450

Spring Lodge Holiday Play Scheme, Spring Lodge Centre, Powers Hall End CM8 2HE 01376 511042 Spring Lodge After School Club. Catering for 4-10 year olds (15.15 -17.45 Games and Homework)