Rayleigh Area & Amenities

Rayleigh is an attractive market town and civil parish in the District of Rochford in Essex. It is located between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea some 32 miles (51 km) to the east of central London.
 
It had a population of 30,196 in 2001, increasing to 32,150 at the census 2011.
The name "Rayleigh" is Saxon in origin and derives from "raege", and "leah", meaning "Female roe-deer stream".
The connection with deer continued through the centuries as lands around Rayleigh were used as royal hunting forests for many hundreds of years and a deer was included in the coat of arms of Rayleigh Urban District Council.
 
The town has grown considerably in the last 25 years including a number of new housing developments and local amenities providing a well served ,popular residential area.
Local Amenities
Schools
Transport
Primary Schools
Down Hall Primary School
Brooklyn Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9LW
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Eastwood Primary School & Nursery
Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5UT
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Edward Francis Primary School
Uplands Park Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8AJ
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Glebe Primary School
Creswick Avenue, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9HG
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Grove Wood Primary School
Grove Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8UA
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Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary School
Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9EH
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St Nicholas' Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Rawreth
Priory Chase, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9NE
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The Rayleigh Primary School Academy Trust
Love Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7DD
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Wyburns Primary School
Nevern Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7PE
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Secondary Schools
The FitzWimarc School
Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EB
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The Sweyne Park School
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ
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