Welcome to Colchester High School

Over the past 130 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 school apart – or so our parents tell us time and time again in formal feedback and everyday conversation.

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.

Our happy boys and girls

Parents who visit our school always remark on how happy the children are. It’s no coincidence that we place such an emphasis on providing excellent pastoral care.