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).
I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter holiday and don’t forget we have a Non Pupil Day on Tuesday 19th April and the school will open to the children on Wednesday 20th April.
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
COVID SYMPTOMS & SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN & FAMILIES WELL & SAFE
This information will be updated on our return to school on Tuesday 19th April once we have checked through the Government, DFE & Essex (as our Education Authority) guidance for the new term.
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