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Colchester High School, Essex

School Details
School Crest
Wellesley Road,
United Kingdom,

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

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Mr David Young

Admissions Manager:
Kate Cryne

Accreditations and affiliations:
ISA Independent, ISBA, ISC
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
2 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
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:

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

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Music, Science, Art, Academic, Sport, Other scholarships, Other bursaries

What we offer

  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Business studies
  • Electronics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Psychology
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Fitness training
  • Martial arts
  • Fencing
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Touch rugby
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Language club
  • Horse riding and management
  • 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 PhotoColchester High School is Colchester's only independent school for girls and boys aged 2½ to 16, uniquely able to offer an excellent family-friendly education to children and their siblings from nursery through to Year 11.

Our welcoming environment and combination of small classes and high-quality teaching allows us to give each child the individual attention they need to flourish. As a result, our pupils exceed national expectations at every level and perform consistently well at 11+ and GCSE.

The foundations of this success are laid in our all-year-round Nursery, where our experienced practitioners engage each child with an individually targeted blend of free-flowing play and formal learning in phonics and maths. It is built on in our Lower School, where we offer a broad curriculum designed to help each pupil progress at the right speed. And it is completed in our Senior School, where our subject-specialist teachers help pupils meet our high expectations.
Our individualised focus reaches beyond the classroom to take in the worlds of sport, music, the arts and more. We take advantage of the fantastic facilities on site and in the local area to offer an exceptionally varied extracurricular programme so that every child can explore all of their talents.

This all-round excellence is recognised in our recent school inspection and is reflected in the happy faces of our pupils. To see for yourself, or to learn more, please visit www.colchesterhighschool.co.uk or contact admissions on 01206 217116.

Please note that scholarships are available for entry into Year 7 of our Senior School.
  • 19th December 2018 - 5 Years and Under Christmas Arts and Crafts Workshop
  • 15th January 2019 - Open Morning
  • 17th January 2019 - Open Morning
  • 2nd February 2019 - Year 5 Education Day
  • 2nd March 2019 - Open Morning
  • 11th March 2019 - Year 7 Taster Day for Year 6
  • 19th March 2019 - Open Morning
  • 21st March 2019 - Open Morning
  • 23rd March 2019 - 5 Years and Under Community Event
  • 30th April 2019 - Open Morning
  • 2nd May 2019 - Open Morning
  • 11th May 2019 - Year 5 Education Day
  • 15th June 2019 - 5 Years and Under Community Event
  • 17th June 2019 - Year 7 Taster Day for Year 5
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