Colchester County High School for Girls

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County Essex
Address Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
Type Girls Grammar
Pupils 783
Places in Year 7 140
Open Days July
Competition 6 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Essex 11 Plus CSSE 



Description of the school – Colchester County High School for Girls

Colchester County High School for Girls is a smaller than average, selective grammar school for girls aged between 11 and 18. The school is heavily oversubscribed and recruits students from a wide geographical area. Socio-economic indicators are well above average and there are very few students entitled to free school meals. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is very small. The majority of students at the school are White British although there is an increasing number of students from minority ethnic groups, making up around 15%

of the total cohort. The school has held specialist status for science since 2002. In 2006, it gained a second specialism, this time for languages, and in April 2007 it became a Leading Edge School. The school has also achieved the Healthy Schools, Artsmark and Sportmark Awards.