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).

September 2021

Welcome back everyone! The new school year starts on Thursday 2nd September with the children returning to school. There are no Covid  restrictions on this return to school (except those around your child having symptoms/testing positive) but please read ‘The Welcome Back to School Flyer’ for further information regarding our return to school. It was sent by Parentmail to all families on Bank Holiday Monday.

  The Welcome Back to School Flyer     Term Dates & Non Pupil Dates for Academic Year 2021/2022 (V2)

      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.

GDPR ~ OHCPS Overarching Privacy Notice

Please visit our dedicated GDPR page for further Privacy Notices & Policies, under the ‘Information’ tab!

Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher


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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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