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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).

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are operating the following systems to ensure the health, safety and well being of our community

  • Each class and staff are their own bubble, we are not mixing class groups at all
  • Staggered play times and lunchtimes, with timetabled separate spaces
  • School staff are cleaning surfaces in the toilet areas after each class visit to the toilets
  • Over a two hour lunch time, we have extra cleaning staff cleaning classrooms, corridors, doors, toilets etc
  • At lunch time children are sitting in their class groups, not mixing with other classes in the hall and all tables are wiped and anti bac sprayed between sittings.
  • Parents are requested to wear masks entering school grounds and to keep 2m distance. Any childcare arrangements should just be within one childcare bubble and not across a variety of families.

We are also requesting that parents pick up their child from school as quickly as possible when they are notified that their child is showing one of the three symptoms of Covid-19 as specified by the Government / NHS;

  • high temperature
  • new persistent cough 
  • loss of taste and smell

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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.

Headteacher: Amanda Mitchelson
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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