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.’
SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS & TERM DATES
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.
COVID SYMPTOMS & SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN & FAMILIES WELL & SAFE
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
Please visit our dedicated GDPR page for further Privacy Notices & Policies, under the ‘Information’ tab!
Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher