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).

If there are any more prospective parents for Early Years September 2018 who would like to squeeze in a visit before the closing date this month please contact us asap! 

Thank you to all those who helped at the OHSA Christmas Fayre on Friday 8th December and to Santa for taking time out in his busy schedule to visit Old Heath!

Our Forest School sessions for the Spring term are due to start next week on Tuesday with Year 3 (morning session) and Year 5 (afternoon session). Groupings and dates to follow very soon!

Mrs Ford has organised the dates for Early Years’ Stay and Play sessions; Friday 12th January, Friday 19th January, Friday 26th January and Friday 2nd February. The sessions start at 9 and parents, grandparents etc of Early Years children are welcome to stay and play with their child and hear a little more information on the learning that is taking place in the class. The sessions finish at 9.30am.

Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher


Key Information

We are a Local Authority maintained one form entry primary school. Our ‘number to admit’ in each year group is 30 for each of our seven classes totalling 210 children. All our admissions are managed by Essex County Council Planning & Admissions, email on admissions@essex.gov.uk or phone on 0345 603 2200. Please ring the school if you would like to check if we have any spaces; currently for the start of January 2018 we have an Early Years place and one in Year 3.

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