Welcome to Colchester High School

Over the past 140 years Colchester High School has built up a reputation for providing an excellent all-round education whilst preparing our pupils for life beyond school.

Today that reputation still stands.

Through our inspiring teaching and forward thinking STEAM curriculum, we build in our pupils, ages  2 to 16, the confidence, self-belief and strength of character to achieve their full potential whilst nurturing in them a global perspective and a mindfulness for social responsibility which will last throughout their lives.  It is a community focussed on “Building a Bright Future for All”

The six key factors that combine to set our private school apart are:

Our Academic Success

Our boys and girls exceed national expectations in every age group and perform strongly at 11+ and GCSE – all the more impressive given that we are a non-selective school.

Our Focus on Character Development

In an ever-changing world, we are committed to providing an education that prepares our pupils for life in general and their future careers. Our extensive extra-curricular and trips programme, develops character and encourages our pupils to widen their horizons.

Our Global Perspective

Our pupils leave Colchester High School with a strong sense of citizenship, a respect for others and an understanding of the world around them.

A STEAM Focussed Curriculum

At Colchester High School, we offer a forward-thinking curriculum based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, to provide our pupils with the skills needed to tackle real world issues.  Our pupils are curious, creative, critical thinking, problem-solvers, ready for tomorrow’s world.

Creating Digital Champions

Every pupil from Year 3 to Year 11 is provided with a 1-2-1 device, creating a culture of innovation, inspiring creativity and transforming learning through technology. We are a Microsoft Showcase School.

Our Individualised Approach

We insist on small class sizes so that our high-quality teachers can give personalised attention to each child. Your son or daughter won’t get lost in the system here.

Main Tel:
01206 573389
After School Club:
07505 436582
Early Years Wraparound:
01206 217110