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Colchester High School, Essex



School Details
School Crest
Wellesley Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
United Kingdom,
CO3 3HD

Tel: +44 1206 573389
Fax: +44 1206 573114

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Founded:1882

Principal:
Mr David Young

Admissions Manager:
Kate Cryne


Accreditations and affiliations:
ISA Independent, ISC, ISBA
Religious affiliation:
Inter-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
2 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£7,665
to
£11,655
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
370
Day
131
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
370
Total
131
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
39
15
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Registration, Scholarship exam, This is a non-selective school, Interview, Assessment, Report from previous school, Trial day at school, Taster days
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Sport, Science, Other scholarships, Music, Drama, Academic, 6th Form, Art

What we offer


  • Psychology
  • Business studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • ICT
  • Electronics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Rounders
  • Fencing
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Touch rugby
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Fitness training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Aspergers Syndrome
 
 
Head PhotoAt Colchester High School, We aim to allow all our pupils to realise their full potential by ensuring we offer a caring, friendly and calm environment in which learning can take place. Small class sizes and a stable and committed team of staff ensure a clear focus on the strengths of each child. We believe in offering a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the school. We feel that learning is not just academic but embraces a wide range of stimulating activities, both inside and outside the classroom.

We encourage good manners, consideration for others and a strong sense of social responsibility.

There is a flourishing nursery, with an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED report, it takes children from 2 ½ years old until 4. Nursery children are automatically offered a place in the school’s Preparatory Department where high levels of literacy and numeracy are achieved. With small teaching sets, high levels of learning support and specialist teachers and good facilities, many pupils succeed with the selective test at 11+.

The highly popular Secondary Department takes pupils up to 16 years of age, with small teaching groups who benefit from new facilities for drama, food technology, ICT and music. In June 2008, 44% of all GCSEs taken by CHS pupils were awarded grades A*or A as compared to the National average of 21% and Colchester High School pupils achieved an average of 11 GCSE passes at grades A*- C, as a result the school was top in the county of the non-selective schools on the GCSE league tables

Pupils of all ages enjoy a wide variety of clubs and activities for Sport, with impressive achievements at regional and national levels. The outstanding facilities now include the Oxford Road Study Centre, a state-of-the-art centre providing a fully equipped food technology lab, a 24 seat ICT suite, GCSE textiles workroom and teaching rooms with interactive whiteboards.
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