About Us

Colchester High School is the only independent day school and nursery in Colchester to offer an all-through education to boys and girls aged 2½ to 16.

Colchester High School has a proud and reputable history of providing students with the best education possible. We have our own traditions, characteristics, strengths, and our own – extremely high – standards.

Everybody associated with Colchester High School shares our ethos of small classes and high-quality individualised teaching. By sticking to these key principles, we can ensure that every pupil is given the opportunity to reach their full academic potential.

Welcome from the Principal

At Colchester High School, we have our own traditions, our own characteristics, our own strengths, and our own extremely high standards.

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Our History

Over the course of its long, proud history, Colchester High School has established a reputation for independent thinking and academic excellence.

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Our Ethos

We celebrate individuals at Colchester High School – giving each of our boys and girls the education they need to make the most of their personal talents and potential.

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Academic Results

Our individualised approach coupled with the high standards we set means that our pupils achieve consistently strong results across the school.

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Inspection Reports

Our school was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in March 2016. We are extremely proud of the findings published in their report.

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Learning Support

We are well set up to offer additional help to pupils, thanks to our small classes, high-quality teaching and dedicated Learning Support Department.

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Our Leadership Team

Between the five members of our Senior Leadership Team we boast decades of happy years at the school – one of us as a pupil as well as a teacher!

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We aim to follow the best possible practice in the way we manage every aspect of life at our school. You can download all of our policies here.

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Pastoral Care

We put a great deal of thought into creating a happy, supportive environment in which each boy and girl feels valued, respected and ready to flourish.

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Fundamental British Values

We encourage and expect our pupils – both at school and in later life – to live by and stand up for the values that bind British society together.

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Cognita Schools

Cognita is a global leader in independent education, committed to seeing children achieve their full potential.

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Job Vacancies

If you are talented and passionate about the power of an excellent education, check here for our latest teaching and non-teaching vacancies.

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