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.

We do things our own way at Colchester High School. We have our own traditions, our own characteristics, our own strengths, and our own – extremely high – standards.

You can see this individuality woven into the fabric of the school itself – with our warm, welcoming classrooms offering a safe learning environment filled with the kind of energy and shared endeavour that you might find in a happy family home.

You can see it in the way that our talented teachers not only bring a wealth of specialist knowledge to the classroom but also share their wider passions and skills with the school community. It’s no coincidence, for example, that our academic strengths extend beyond the core subjects to take in unusual skills such as public speaking – it is a reflection of the individual qualities of our teaching staff.

Most of all, you can see this individuality in our boys and girls, who have the confidence, vitality and strength of character to pursue their own particular blend of talents and make the very most of themselves.

All of this stems from the fact that we are a small, close-knit school, where every individual matters. Everyone looks out for everyone else. And everyone takes pride in each other’s achievements.

That’s the Colchester High School way. It’s a way that really binds our happy little school community together. And it’s a way that gets results. Our motivated, hard-working, well-taught boys and girls thrive at the school, exceeding national expectations at every level, and achieving consistently high performance at 11+ and GCSE.

As you can see, I’m extremely proud of our school and I love nothing more than showing it off to prospective families. Do please arrange to visit us – you’ll be made very welcome.

 

David Young
Principal