"Being based in Havering is perfect. We have lower costs that
enable us to be very competitive plus a great entrepreneurial spirit.”

  Havering at a glance

The London Brough of Havering provides the perfect platform to help your business grow and prosper.
Here’s a snapshot of how.


A Host of Excellent Education Options

The London Borough of Havering is a well performing local educational authority and has an entirely comprehensive based educational system with a range of high achieving educational institutions. The success of our children and young people is recognised not only through high academic achievement, but also through excellence in music, sport and the arts with individual and personal success in all aspects of school life. These separately operated facilities offer language support through the Europa Centre and music support through the Havering Music School.

Schools in Havering achieve well and recent results at all national key stages are generally positive with over 60% of secondary school pupils achieving 5 good GCSEs.

Outside of regular education, there is an impressive variety of options. Havering operates some 30 adult education centres that offer courses to just fewer than 6,000 learners each year.

St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College in central Romford will offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) as part of its Sixth Form programme from September 2014.

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a not-for-profit partnership between Ford, Greater London Authority, Heart of Thames Gateway, Barking College and Havering College. It is dedicated to providing a world-leading and exciting learning environment and  recently has been awarded the Accredited in Meetings (AIM) Gold Standard by the Meetings Industry Association. Located in East London, CEME is one of only 15 venues across the United Kingdom that has achieved the highest grade in this award and is the first in East London and Essex. Its aim is to encourage a diverse, socially inclusive, innovative range of learning activities that builds engineering, manufacturing and business capability in the Thames Gateway area. CEME encourages a strong enterprise culture based on entrepreneurial leadership and lean operational concepts which is supported by creative information technology. CEME incorporates a 120-seat auditorium, The POD, together with 19 meeting rooms, exhibition space, outdoor facilities and virtual offices in a professional environment allowing people to focus on their businesses. The venue is located on an 18-acre business, education and research campus and supports the charitable objectives of the Centre in the regeneration of the Thames Gateway.

Havering College of Further and Higher Education has three campuses in the London Borough of Havering: one in Ardleigh Green, a second in Harold Hill and the third is the Rainham Campus Construction Centre. It offers part and full-time courses for students aged 16 plus. Havering College has a reputation that stretches both nationally and internationally thanks to its offer of more than 35 quality higher education programmes. These include Honours Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates, Diplomas, and post-graduate programmes, all of which are offered across a vast range of vocational and academic subjects with more than 300 courses available. Havering College offer a diversity of courses ranging from maths & accounting to engineering, beauty and even arts & crafts.

Havering Adult College, with its main campus in Romford also uses a variety of venues across the borough to ensure that learning takes place in the heart of the community. Its success is based on strong partnerships within the local community, with businesses and with stakeholders, enabling delivery of more than 250 courses each year. Benefiting those aged from 14-16 years right up to adult learners.

Useful Education Links

London Borough of Havering Education, Schools & Colleges

Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME)

Havering College

Havering Adult College