Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport is a 11 – 18 mixed comprehensive school with approximately 1,000 pupils on roll. The school is one of the oldest schools in Essex, founded in the year of the Armada, 1588. The school currently admits 171 pupils into each year group who are divided into 6 teaching groups. The school is oversubscribed and applications for the current Year 7 totalled 554 for 168 places. There are currently 140 students in the Sixth Form.