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).

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 will be holding small group tours of the school from the 11th October through to 7th December.

Monday 11th October 10am, Tuesday 19th October 1.45pm, Wednesday 3rd November 10am, Monday 8th November 10am, Tuesday 16th November 1.45pm. Wednesday 24th November 10am, Monday 29th November 10am, Tuesday 7th December 1.45pm. Please ring the school on 01206 794334 to book a slot. These dates are subject to emergency changes etc within the school diary/commitments and within the current situation regarding Covid-19.

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 (V3)
Monday Messenger ~ 13th Sept 2021  Friday Flyer – 12th Nov 2021
Monday Messenger ~ 11th Oct 2021  
 Monday Messenger – 25th Oct 2021  


      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

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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