The ethos of our school is to offer excellent all-around education to ensure each pupil achieves his or her best. This is achieved by allowing our pupils to realise their personal goals by ensuring the school offers a caring, friendly environment that gives the opportunity to take part in a wide range of stimulating activities, both in and outside the classroom.
We offer small class sizes and an individualised learning approach which permits our stable and committed team of staff to clearly focus on the strengths of each pupil. At the heart of this approach is our ability to understand precisely where each student is on his and her learning journey, targeting areas of the curriculum which need more focus and differentiating in areas where the pupil excels.
The primary school in Colchester will ensure pupils have use of excellent facilities and equipment by maintaining a programme of continuous development in order to address the curriculum needs of today. Running in parallel with academic achievement, we will continue our emphasis on having a friendly and caring environment, which encourages good manners, consideration for other people and a strong sense of social responsibility among our pupils.
As the only independent school for girls and boys from two and a half to 18 in Colchester, the primary school in Colchester pride themselves on their teaching of traditional education from Nursery to Senior School. The Lower School curriculum promotes strategies for ensuring inclusion for all pupils. It provides a balance between academic subjects and the wider spectrum of skills offered via activities such as sports and performing arts. Within the Senior School, the traditional values, foresight and expectations place great importance on developing independence.
Ever since 1910, the school has pursued its independent course and was bought by Cognita in 20015 - the largest independent schools business in the UK.
Within easy access of the A12, the school also provides an efficient bus service from Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon and Frinton on Sea and is just a four-minute drive from Colchester Town station.