The School: Educating Essex

December 2014

S1 Ep6

Expired 3.0 47 x
Has deputy head Mr Drew finally met his match in clever but complicated student Mollie? As Mollie finds herself on report to him, so begins a series of demanding, but often delightful, daily encounters between teacher and pupil. Another regular with Mr Drew is Mollie's equally bright sister Charlotte, who made an appearance earlier in the series. Can the school's teachers coax the two talented girls to finally apply their energy to their academic work and achieve the grades they’re capable of? ...

S1 Ep5

Expired 3.0 53 x
Carrie and Ashleigh are at the heart of the biggest and loudest clique in school: they love clothes, boys and parties. But teenage girls also love a drama and as the best friends fall out, the argument looks set to disrupt more than their friendship, with the effects spilling into the classroom. Meanwhile, Ashleigh's ex-boyfriend Brad is prepared to fight for her love and the teachers discover how tough it can be to keep students focused on academic work and their futures when there are so many...

S1 Ep4

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Final year students Sky and Liam's world is turned upside down when they discover they're expecting a baby. Sky desperately wants to finish school, but will she manage to when the baby is due at the same time as her GCSEs? Luke has a troubled relationship with school. His temper is problematic and the staff worry whether they can coax him to the end of year exams that will help determine his future. As autumn exam week arrives, Mr Drew hands out 'brain food' (fruit) to the students. (From the U...

S1 Ep3

Expired 3.0 66 x
Charming but cheeky Vinni was a model student when he started at the school. But since the break-up of Vinni's parents' marriage his behaviour has deteriorated. So much so that head teacher Mr Goddard worries whether Vinni will make it to the end of Year 11. And some staff question how far the school can go to keep him in school. When Vinni's home situation dramatically changes, it has a huge impact on his school life and leads Mr Goddard to one of the most heartbreaking moments in his career. ...
November 2014

S1 Ep2

Expired 3.0 126 x
This episode features the age-old problem of bullying - something that every school faces. Rebel Sam and model student Gabby come from opposite ends of the academic spectrum, but both of them, in different ways, have been affected by bullying. When Gabby starts to receive threatening text messages, deputy head teacher Mr Drew plays detective as he tries to discover the culprit. And when Sam falls out with close friend Dean, Mr Drew is called upon when Dean's irate mum arrives at school demandin...

S1 Ep1

Expired 3.0 80 x
This seven-part documentary series enjoys unprecedented access to an English secondary school to follow a group of final year students and the staff who teach them. Passmores School in Harlow, Essex, is a successful school in a challenging area. It has been rigged with 65 fixed cameras - from the corridors to the canteen, and from the head teacher's office to the detention hall - to reveal every detail of daily life. The first program joins the school's deputy head Mr Drew on the front line of ...

S1 Ep7

Expired 3.0 40 x
As leavers' day, exams and the all-important prom approach, the school tries to prepare two very different students for the future. Fifteen-year-old Ryan, a recent arrival at the school, has Asperger's. Unsure of what the future will hold, the teachers attempt to equip him for life beyond the security of the school gates. While Ryan wishes he could stay at school forever, troubled student Vinni can't wait to leave. As the series draws to a close, the students say goodbye to the staff and school...