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 ~ Ofsted Inspection Report.

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.’


Term Dates & Non Pupil Dates for Academic Year 2021/2022 Version 4 (Dec 2021)
 Friday Flyer ~ 17th Dec 2021
Monday Messenger ~ 6th Dec 2021 
Friday Flyer – 12th Nov 2021
 Monday Messenger – 25th Oct 2021
Monday Messenger ~ 11th Oct 2021
Monday Messenger ~ 13th Sept 2021 
 Term Dates & Non Pupil Dates for Academic Year 2021/2022 (V3)
  The Welcome Back to School Flyer (Sept 21)

October 2021 ~ Applications for starting school in September 2022

The online application window for Early Years/Reception places opens with Essex County Council on 8th November 2021 and closes on 15th January 2022. Places for admission to Old Heath Community Primary School are only allocated via Essex County Council, attending the Old Heath Pre School does not mean an automatic placing. If your child is turning 4 years old between 1/09/21 and 31/08/22 then you need to make an application with Essex County Council if you want a place at a maintained or academy school within Essex.  Please follow the link to Essex County Council admissions policy  https://oldheath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Admissions.pdf

Old Heath is a feeder school for the Thomas, Lord Audley School.  Please visit their website for more information.

I offered eight small group tours of the school from the 11th October through to 7th December and I have added a couple of dates in the first full week back if you have missed the ones last term; Monday 10th January  and Wednesday 12th January, please ring and book a space. We will be dependent on Covid arrangements for January, at the moment we are expecting the school to be open.



Parents are still required to 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 continuous cough
  • loss or change of taste and smell

Please do not send your child into school with any of these symptoms, or treat with Calpol etc and then send into school. We will be contacting you to pick them back up again and get them tested via a PCR test. Covid Risk Assessment

GDPR ~ OHCPS Overarching Privacy Notice

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Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher

WOW Wall

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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