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Three schools in the Castle Point area joined together to form the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance:

The Appleton School, Benfleet

The King John School, Thundersley

Kingston Primary School, Thundersley

These schools have been granted teaching school status by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Teaching schools take a leading role in improving teaching standards in their locality. Our aim is to share excellent teaching practices, shape initial teacher training, offer tailored school-to-school support, develop leadership potential and provide high quality training for teachers in every stage of their career. 

The Benfleet Teaching School Alliance works closely with our strategic alliance partners to deliver outstanding educational provision:


ESSEX LOCAL AUTHORITY; collaboration with LA to support schools in our area

GLENWOOD SCHOOL; school for pupils with multiple learning difficulties
Awarded outstanding by OFSTED in November 2014 

THE ROBERT DRAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL; lead partner for primary ITT
Awarded outstanding by OFSTED in November 2008 

THE SWEYNE PARK SCHOOL; a leading school for educational research
Awarded outstanding by OFSTED in May 2010 

TES INSTITUTE; ITT provider offering school-centred opportunities through the School Direct programme

WESTWOOD ACADEMY; lead partner for primary leadership & succession planning
Awarded outstanding by OFSTED in December 2017