Cornelius Vermuyden is a vibrant and distinctive learning community in which all students receive the support, challenge and encouragement that they need to become successful, confident and mature young people who are well-prepared for life beyond school. Located on a beautiful site on Canvey Island and easily accessible to all parts of Essex, Southend and London, the school provides a secure and happy environment for positive and exciting learning experiences.

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Science Fair 2018

Science fairs are when students present a scientific project in the form of a display board or model they have made. They have to be able to stand up to a tough series of questions from a panel of experts -our amazing team of science teachers.


House Totals

The Cornelius Vermuyden House system meets the needs of the academic, the sporty, the confident, and the introverted student, and encourages them to compete in extra curricular activities where they can show off their geniuses or flaunt their talents.


‘7 Hour Film Challenge’

On Friday 9th March, 85 Year 10 students took part in a 7 Hour Film Challenge. This workshop was run on the school grounds by Nathaniel Francis, a local film producer and actor who has won awards for his work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and 2016.


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Prospective Parents

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and this section of our website will provide you with more information about the school in order to make an informed choice with respect to your child's future education. Please find attached the latest version of our "Enrolling Now" booklet.

This booklet provides you with some key information regarding the schools educational philosophy, core values and ethos. Furthermore, it provides details of the latest Ofsted report (May 2015), faculty/subject information and details of some of the latest examination results.

If you are considering applying for a place for your child at our school please visit the 'Admissions Information' section of our website.


National association of
Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships" and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school's work with its high achieving pupils.

However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a 'growth mindset' at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.

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