Welcome to Colchester High School
Over the past 135 years Colchester High School has built up a reputation for providing an excellent all-round education. Today that reputation stands on six key factors that combine to set our private school apart – or so our parents tell us time and time again in formal feedback and everyday conversation. We are proud to be one of the top independent co-ed schools in Colchester, Essex.
Colchester High School are passionate about educating and inspiring your child from their early nursery years right through to GCSE. Something we have successfully been doing for over a century and counting.
Throughout 2020, Colchester High School provided certainty, consistency and structure at a time when all were hard to come by. Now, as we begin 2021 in lockdown, our Online Learning provisions will ensure that pupils receive continuous and uninterrupted education.
Our Admissions department also remains virtually open, ready to talk to you about your child’s educational future.
Our all-round excellence
Colchester High School excels across the board. So says the report issued by the Independent Schools Inspectorate after their visit here in March 2016.
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 individual 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.
Our specialist teachers in Lower School
From Nursery to Year 6, our pupils enjoy specialist teaching in music, sport, computing and modern languages, providing a firm foundation for their Senior School studies.
Our emphasis on opportunity
We are especially strong when it comes to providing extracurricular opportunities for our children, with a thriving programme of clubs, activities and trips to build on every talent.