News

Whether it’s an opening night, a school trip or some fresh success for one of our pupils, there’s always something going on at Colchester High School.

Life is so busy, fun and eventful at Colchester High School that it’s hard to keep track of everything that’s going on. It might be a day trip or a sports fixture, a theatrical performance or a prize-giving ceremony, a fund-raising event or an art competition.

Like most schools, we have a newsletter, a school magazine (Royal Blue) and this section of the website to bring you all of our latest news, but we have also gone one step further by setting up the Colchester High School News Team. This is a team of boys and girls in Years 3 to 11, who act as our newshounds, identifying stories at a weekly meeting, arranging and conducting interviews, and writing up reports and press releases.

Many of the stories you can see below have been generated by our News Team. It’s another example of the creative ways we are always looking for to stretch, inspire and educate our children.


Colchester School News

Mr Croydon’s Senior School Blog 24th March 2017

March 24, 2017

Another incredible week in Senior School as viewed by our Head of Senior School


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A Week in the Life of the Lower School by Mrs Bickersteth 24th March 2017

March 24, 2017

Read here to find out more about another fun filled educational week in the Lower School.


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Mr Croydon’s Senior School Blog 10th March 2017

March 10, 2017

In an attempt to give you a glimpse of a Year 7 day in terms of curriculum content, one day this week started with a music lesson for some Year 7 pupils. Year 7 music as taught by Mrs Romero-Fernandes, centred around taking pupils through a composition exercise. The pupils […]


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A Week in the Life of the Lower School by Mrs Bickersteth 10th March 2017

March 10, 2017

My weekend started with our Open Morning on Saturday. It was busy and full of positivity, with all the volunteers from Years 5 and 6 carrying out their tour guide duties with professionalism. Lucy and Alfie, our Head Girl and Boy, presented their speeches to visitors with great aplomb. The […]


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CHS Pupils Gain 2nd Place at the EES for Schools KS2 Mathematics Competition 2017

March 7, 2017

Well done to Alfie, Luke, Brett and Oscar who took part in the EES for Schools KS2 Maths challenge last week at Friars Grove Primary School. After a tough competition we are very proud that our pupils came second overall. Well Done Boys! Below is a write up of the day from Oscar […]


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Year 8 Trip to France Blog by Mrs Porter

March 6, 2017

Day 1 – After an early start 33 pupils from year 8 accompanied by 5 enthusiastic members of staff found themselves heading towards Eurotunnel for the long awaited “trip to France”.  Arriving in France we straight away noticed how different the landscape was.  We then headed to the old town […]


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Mr Croydon’s Senior School Blog 3rd March 2017

March 3, 2017

It’s been another busy week in school, and as always, many highlights to relay. This week I want to thank Miss Reid in the English department for all her hard work in preparing for World Book Day which was celebrated on Thursday of this week.  All Key Stage 3 form […]


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A Week in the Life of the Lower School by Mrs Bickersteth 3rd March 2017

March 3, 2017

Monday was the day when mid-year reports were sent home, along with appointment slips for the parent consultation evenings towards the end of this term. Assessment terminology has seen a change recently from National Curriculum levels, to end of year expectations for each year group. Individual targets have been included […]


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