Welcome to the Heybridge Co-Operative Academy website. HCA is a 5 – 16 school. Most of our young people have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs. You can view our full curriculum and you can see examples of recent student work in the news section.
At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend Heybridge CA arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. We have an on-going target that none of our Year 11 leavers are NEET (Not in education, employment or training) and we work with students, colleges and local employers to achieve this target.
Please enjoy exploring our website to find out more about recent events at our school.
Philomena Cozens, CEO Keys Co-Operative Academy Trust