The safety and well-being of our students is paramount. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding policy can be found on the Policies section of this website.

The Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL) is Stephen Elliott. Debbie Kershaw, Tom Morgan, Sarah Parker and Kerry Smith are the Deputies (DDSL).

Should you have a concern about any of our students outside of school hours, please call the Social Care HUB on 0345 603 7627 or contact the Police.

Parents who are worried about the well-being of their own child can also contact EWMHS (Emotional Well-being Mental Health Service) on 0300 300 1600.

Students who feel that they need support can email

You can also call the school on 01206 413813

A list of other agencies for students and parents/carers is listed below.

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call childline on 0800 1111

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Supporting people with LGBT concerns

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity.

Helping local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them and their families, friends and carers.

MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers.

Supporting families of children with additional needs

Supporting parents with advice and resources

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Providing support and advice for young people

Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.