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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).

Summer term starting notes!!

Hopefully prospective parents have received their Reception/Early Years letters from Essex County Council and our letter welcoming families to our school. We are waiting to receive all the returned confirmation of places by Friday 27th April and then we will start to send out the next set of letters and information for transition dates for the second half term.

Mrs Ford has organised the dates for the current Early Years’ class Stay and Play sessions; Friday 27th April, Friday 4th May, Friday 11th May and Friday 18th  May. 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.

There is a lot happening this term; we have just completed Bikeability Level Training for Y4, there are the Y5 & Y6 residentials to Grosvenor Hall and YHA Helmsley respectively, as well various day trips in the planning stages for other classes. May is the big month for statutory assessments for Y2 and Y6! We have the OHSA’s Summer Fair on Saturday 30th June. I will try to keep all events updated on the website, though if I miss something you may find an emergency email winging to you via Parentmail ~ so please make sure you are signed into and receiving information via the service.


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 Summer Term 2018 we are full. We are also expecting a full cohort of new admissions in September 2018.

School Phone Number is 01206 794334
School Email Address is admin@oldheath.essex.sch.uk
Our full address is Old Heath Community Primary School, Old Heath Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8DD

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