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'Tell the truth & show respect. Think of others & try our best.'

Where children learn, achieve and enjoy success

On behalf of the children, parents, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Old Heath Community Primary School and to our website. Our school is located on the outskirts of Colchester town centre at the junction of Old Heath and Abbots Road (CO2 8DD).

In December we had our Ofsted Inspection. The inspection covered two days, 2nd & 3rd December. We continue to maintain our ‘Good’ grading and the full report for our inspection can be read here.

This is the opening paragraph of our report which we are very proud of……

‘Pupils enjoy being part of this happy, hard-working school community. Pupils care about each other. They get on well with staff. Pupils and their parents told the inspector that the
school is a caring and welcoming place. Pupils are keen to uphold the school’s mantra of
‘tell the truth and show respect, think of others and try our best’. Pupils behave well. They follow the school rules. Pupils want to learn, and they work hard.’

We are about to hit the 'find a school' period for parents of children who are due to start Early Years/Reception classes in September 2023. We will be hosting tours of the school in November. Essex County Council's application period opens on 7th November 2022 and closes on 15th January 2023; it doesn't make any difference when you apply as long as you do so within the time frame. Applying late, missing the deadline will make a difference! If you would like a tour of our school please ring the school on 01206 794334 to register your interest and leave your contact details so that when we have confirmed the dates we can contact you. If you are moving into the area and are checking schools out please give us a ring to see if we have any spaces. We love our school and we are very happy to show people around. 

Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher