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).
We are all back to school after summer building projects for our new windows in the oldest part of the school. A new hall ceiling, which has been 'vaulted' to match the original roofline and gives us loads of ceiling space for PE and ball throwing plus very bright new 'sport proof' lights! Finally, metres and metres of stainless steel pipes have been wrapped around and drilled through our thick Victorian brickwork to update our central heating system!
It is lovely to have all the children back in school. We said 'Goodbye to our old Y6' in the summer and we have welcomed our new Early Years class into Old Heath this term. Unbelievable it will soon be time to start showing prospective Early Parents for September 2024 intake! Please watch the space for dates for school tours. The application window opens on 6th November and closes on 15th January 2024. This is not a 'first come first served' system, all applications are sorted, reviewed and allocated after the closing date, so you don't have to have pack in your visits to schools before 6th November!
The dates we have currently planned in the diary are:
Monday 13th November at 2.30pm
Tuesday 21st November at 11.30am
Wednesday 22nd November at 11.30am
Monday 27th November at 2.30pm
Tuesday 5th December at 11.30pm
Monday 8th January at 2.30pm
Please make sure you ring and book a place, as we don't have lots of room to show big groups round.
In December 2021 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.’
Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher