WELCOME TO COLCHESTER PREP & HIGH SCHOOL

Over the past 140 years Colchester Prep & High School has built a reputation for providing an excellent all-round education whilst preparing pupils to be confident, balanced individuals, ready for a rapidly changing world.

Today that reputation still stands.

By combining a STEAM powered curriculum with a global perspective and a deep sense of responsibility, we provide children with an education that gives them the skills and confidence to challenge, question, explore and create the world they want to see.

We inspire them to be the next generation of entrepreneurs, digital creatives, engineers and inventors. We believe that every child should have the self-belief to be the changemakers of tomorrow’s world.

But don’t just take our word for it, come discover for yourself the power of a STEAM powered, future ready education.

EXCELLENT INSPECTION REPORT 2022

We are proud to have been awarded the highest possible grade: EXCELLENT in ALL areas in our ISI Inspection.

As well as being fully compliant in every aspect of the Regulatory Compliance Inspection, it was determined that the children’s academic achievement is "Excellent" and the children’s personal development is "Excellent".

AWARDS

AWARDED MICROSOFT SHOWCASE SCHOOL

Colchester Prep & High School has been recognised as a Microsoft Showcase School, dedicated to using technology for personalised learning and school-wide transformation. Through 1:1 devices and tools like Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and OneNote, we enhance students' experiences, ensuring their skills seamlessly apply to real-world scenarios and future projects.

AWARDS

RANKED 9TH IN THE TIMES PARENT POWER GUIDE

We are proud to announce that we have been ranked 9th in The Times Parent Power Guide for 2024.

The highly esteemed guide is compiled based on examination results and is published annually. We could not be prouder to have been placed so highly in the ‘Top fee-paying schools with no sixth form’ category.

In our 2023 GCSE results, 45% of all grades awarded were 7-9; the highest levels of academic achievement available.

Opening September 2024

A STATE OF THE ART STEAM CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION

READY TO EXCEL.

Our children exceed national expectations in every age group – from Early Years to excellent results at the 11+ and GCSE results.

READY TO GIVE IT YOUR ALL.

Through participation in a wide range of enrichment opportunities, we develop fulfilled, well-rounded, happy children, with the skills and resilience to become tomorrow’s leaders.

READY FOR THE UNKNOWN.

Our STEAM powered curriculum and Digital Literacy programme, includes everything from robotics and podcasting, animation to food science. Perfectly equipping our pupils to step fearlessly into the "future jobs" that have not even been invented yet.

READY TO STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT.

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

MEET OUR HEADTEACHER, MS GRACIE-LANGRICK

Ms Gracie-Langrick has over 25 years experience in Independent co-education and is passionate about developing the qualities in our young people that will help them to reach their full potential and improve the world around them.

 

Under her leadership and guidance, the school has achieved a double excellent in the ISI Inspection; retained its status as a Microsoft Showcase School for 3 years; attained the prestigious Eco Schools Green Flag Award with Distinction in 2023; and most recently gained the ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health and Wellbeing.

“We inspire our pupils to become the changemakers of tomorrow’s world."

- Ms Gracie-Langrick, Headteacher

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Pupils are highly self-confident and self-aware. They are proud of their school and speak eagerly of their ambitions for the future.

– ISI Inspection Report December 2022

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Incredibly proud of our pupils that represented CPHS in the 80th Anniversary D-Day event held in Colchester yesterday.  The event was a coming together of the community and our pupils were given the honour of placing a wreath at the Colchester War memorial. 
It is important for our pupils take time to remember those who lost their lives and ensure that the legacy of the heroes of D-Day lives on in future generations.
Many thanks to Adrian Rushton for capturing this photograph. 

 #colchesterprepandhighschool #colchester #DDay  #lestweforget  #80thanniversarydday
Today is 'Tupperware Tuesday' 🌱

At Colchester Prep and High School, caring for the environment is a top priority, which is why we have introduced Tupperware Tuesdays.

Our ultimate aim is to reduce the total waste collected by the school by 10% and to increase the amount recycled by 10%. To help achieve this, pupils have been asked to bring in waste-free snacks such as fruit, and any food or drink they bring should be in reusable containers.

We hope that implementing Tupperware Tuesdays will encourage pupils and parents to think about waste and its impact on our planet, and to gradually make every day a waste-free day! 🌳

 #colchesterprepandhighschool #wastefree #reuseablebottle #tupperwaretuesdays #colchester #indpendentschool #ThomasFranks
Our Year 1 pupils had the exciting opportunity to join our Year 10 Geography class for a special masterclass on deforestation! 🌱

As part of their revision, Year 10 pupils shared their knowledge of deforestation in Malaysia with Year 1, who then shared their own interesting facts about deforestation in the Amazon. It was great to see the pupils not only share their learning but also inspire conversations and awareness of the impact deforestation is having on our planet. Learning truly has no age limit! 🌏🌿

 #colchesterprepandhighschool #independentschool #saveourplanet #learningtogether
🔎💥Join us for a fun-filled morning our Science Kitchen event.🧪🔬
Get ready to roll up those sleeves and explore the wonders of science with exciting experiments all using items found in the kitchen! 
This event is open to all pupils currently in Year 3 or Year 4.

Saturday 8 June
9.30-11.30am

Booking is essential for this event. Please visit our Events page,  https://www.colchesterhighschool.co.uk/book-an-event/  to confirm your
place.

Look forward to seeing you there!✨

 #colchesterprepandhighschool #ScienceKitchen #prepschool #Science #independentschool #cognitaschools
Happy Outdoor Classroom Day! 🌳

At CPHS, our ethos promotes the notion of 'Be well, Live well, Learn well,' and through this, we are always keen to support our pupils in developing their self-esteem, creativity, confidence, and independence.

🌟For us, outdoor learning opportunities, such as Forest School, enable us to develop a child-centred approach to their learning through exploration and play from their early years.

🌱Pupils enjoy spending time outdoors where they can explore and engage with nature hands-on, and we can celebrate the opportunities we offer for learning beyond the classroom.  #outdoorclassroomday 

 #colchesterprepandhighschool #cognitaschools #natureeducation #forestschool #colchester #independentschool

JOIN US ON A PERSONAL TOUR

We would be delighted to invite you to our wonderful school and share with you what makes Colchester Prep & High School the first choice school for so many families.

BEGIN AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE

From Nursery through to Year 11, we get to know and understand every pupil as an individual.
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2 - 4 years old

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4 - 7 years old

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7 - 11 years old

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11 - 16 years old

Enquiries :01206 589 998