Policies

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.

We follow a range of policies and procedures at Colchester High School to make sure that you and your child enjoy a happy, healthy and fulfilling experience as part of our community. Below you will find links to all of these policies. If you require any further information, or if you have any questions, do please contact the school office.

We would like to draw your attention to two documents in particular, both of which are listed below. The first relates to . Under the Data Protection Act Colchester High School processes ‘personal data’ including ‘sensitive personal data’ (such as medical information) for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, parents and staff and where necessary, for the legitimate interests of the school. The school seeks to ensure that all relevant legal obligations of the school parents and pupils are complied with and that all processing of data is done lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The school has a comprehensive policy covering data governance and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office.

Parents can find out the number of formal complaints that we have received in the previous academic year by reviewing the ‘Number of Complaints’ document attached below.

Accessibility PlanView/Download
Admissions PolicyView/Download
Antibullying PolicyView/Download
Assessment, Recording and Reporting PolicyView/Download
Behaviour PolicyView/Download
Careers Guidance PolicyView/Download
Complaints ProcedureView/Download
Complaints FormView/Download
Curriculum PolicyView/Download
Data Protection PolicyView/Download
Early Years PolicyView/Download
English as an Additional Language PolicyView/Download
Equality and Diversity PolicyView/Download
E-Safety PolicyView/Download
Exclusion PolicyView/Download
External Visitors PolicyView/Download
First Aid PolicyView/Download
Gifted and Talented PolicyView/Download
Health and Safety PolicyView/Download
Learning Outside the Classroom - Educational Visits PolicyView/Download
Number of ComplaintsView/Download
Overseas Admissions PolicyView/Download
Privacy PolicyView/Download
PSHE PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (Including Allegations against AdultsView/Download
Safeguarding: Code of Conduct Policy for Staff and Volunteers (Including Acceptable Use Policy)View/Download
Safeguarding: Drug and Alcohol AbuseView/Download
Safeguarding: Lost or Missing Children PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding: Photographic Images and FilmingView/Download
Safeguarding: Preventing Radicalisation PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding: Pupil Supervision PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding: Risk Assessment, Welfare, Health and Safety PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding: Use of Mobile Phone and CamerasView/Download
School Ethos & AimsView/Download
School SEN PolicyView/Download
SMSC PolicyView/Download
Teaching and Learning PolicyView/Download
Website Data ProtectionView/Download


Anti-Bullying Alliance

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Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.


CEOP Help support and advice centre

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Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.