Rayleigh Area and Amenities
What it’s like to live in Rayleigh
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.
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Local schools in this area
Down Hall Primary School
Brooklyn Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9LW
Eastwood Primary School & Nursery
Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5UT
Edward Francis Primary School
Uplands Park Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8AJ
Glebe Primary School
Creswick Avenue, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9HG
Grove Wood Primary School
Grove Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8UA
Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary School
Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9EH
St Nicholas' Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Rawreth
Priory Chase, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9NE
The Rayleigh Primary School Academy Trust
Love Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7DD
Wyburns Primary School
Nevern Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7PE
The FitzWimarc School
Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EB
The Sweyne Park School
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ
Local amenities in this area
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