Harlow Education Consortium tel: +44 (0)1279 446725
fax: +44 (0)1279 421945
email: info@hecuk.net

Study Centre
Netteswellbury Farm
Harlow, Essex
CM18 6BW


v   The Harlow Education Consortium (HEC) is a partnership group of 39 state maintained schools [5 secondary, 27 primary, 3 junior and 3 infant schools, along with Harlow Fields School & College (all age) and Essex County Council’s Children’s Support Service West (known as CSS)] within the boundaries and surrounding area of Harlow District Council.  We also have associate members including Harlow College (the main provider of post 16 education in the town) and the Harlow Children’s Centre Network.

Go to bottom of page to download a contact listing for member schools

v   Our core purpose is to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children and young people in our schools and within our town.

Members work together to:


"   provide a unified and coherent voice for education in Harlow

"   foster community cohesion

"   secure the best possible human and physical resources to support teaching and learning

"   provide a forum for the sharing of good practice and for developing new opportunities


v  HEC exists in three dimensions:


"   as an original unincorporated self-help membership partnership of schools founded in 1992 on the principle that we were likely to provide better for our children and families by working together in collaboration rather than in competition.  Via this dimension we organise and supply services to our schools ranging from finance and administrative support to mental health.

Go to bottom of page to download The History of Harlow Education Consortium

" as a Local Delivery Group, under Essex County Council Children’s Trust arrangements.  In this dimension we manage approximately £3 million of public monies on behalf of all the schools and help organise and deliver specific improvement programmes such as Excellence Cluster, Behaviour Improvement Programme and Extended School Services.

Go to HEC as a Local Delivery Group (LDG) on main menu for more details


"  as an incorporated, not-for-profit company (HEC Ltd) established in 2005.  We hold a lease on premises known as the  Harlow Study Centre and trade these, mainly for education related courses and conferencing.  Any profit made is of course ploughed back into the schools.


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Downloadable Files:
The History of the Harlow Education Consortium