British Biology Olympiad

Outstanding results in British Biology Olympiad for CCHS

15 Year 13 biologists sat the British Biology Olympiad exam in January, a national competition run by the Royal Society of Biology. This has very challenging content that goes beyond the A Level specification and this year over 7200 students took part. All of the CCHS students were placed achieving medals or commendations which is superb. 

We have one student, Danielle Young, in the top 150 nationally who is going through into round 2, we wish her well. This round is part of the process to select a UK team to go to the International Biology Olympiad which is taking place in Vietnam in the summer. 

The medals were awarded to the following students

3 gold medals ( Danielle Young, Alice O'Connor, Ellen Hazlehurst)

7 silver medal ( Ines Boavida Cawley, Charlotte Wilson, Georgina Flagg, Yi Sun, Isabella Stevens, Amber French, Geraldine Roper)

2 bronze medals (Lucy Grimwood, Katie Scales)

1 highly commended (Olivia Payne)

2 commended (Erin Kavanagh, Megan Lancaster )

Congratulations to all of the students involved.  We are very proud of this outstanding set of results.


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Spring Swing Spectacular!

Lydia Bell, a former student of CCHS, is organising a  'Spring Swing Spectacular!', at the Colchester Arts Centre, on 21 May.  Just before Lydia left CCHS in 2012, she directed our fabulous production  'The Sound of Musicals' . 


Lydia gained a Music Degree at the University of Bristol and in September, is starting a two-year Masters’ Course at the  Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying Jazz Singing; this is one of the top 10 Music Colleges in the world and she will be learning from world class teachers, alongside the top jazz students in the country.


Her  'Spring Swing Spectacular!’ is a celebration of jazz/swing music from the '20s to the '50s and will include dancing (including demonstrations by professionals),  a retro photo booth (plus other vintage entertainment), and of course a big band, the Sweeting Swing Band, which she will be fronting  throughout the night.


The Arts Centre advise that under 14s are accompanied by an adult and tickets can be purchased via their  link below.   It promises to be a colourful evening oozing with vintage charm and, of course beautiful, toe-tapping swing music.   We hope you can support Lydia with her event and we wish her the best of luck. 


GCSE Results - Summer 2015

Gillian Marshall, Headteacher at CCHS, said “Following the truly impressive results achieved by our A Level students, the girls taking GCSEs have followed in the same footsteps. 88% of grades were at A/A* and 99.2% of grades were at A*/B. 

Last year, we celebrated the best results in the history of the school; this has been repeated.  We thank students, staff and parents for all of the hard work and support. 

This has been another amazing year with all 112 students achieving outstanding results in all subjects.

* 100% of students gained 5A*-C including English and Mathematics.

* English Baccalaureate – 96%

* The majority of the students also obtained an AS level which is an excellent achievement.  

* Girls are to be commended for a superb set of results.








A Level Examination Results - Summer 2015

Another oustanding set of results for Year 13.  The % A*/A grades has increased by 5%.

Every student has passed every examination she has taken and every student has achieved a minimum of 3 A-Levels.

40% of CCHS students each achieved at least three grade A's at A-Level.

60% of all grades were A* or A.

20% of students have achieved at least four A grades at A-Level.

At least a quarter of our Sixth Form students join CCHS from other schools, locally and from further afield and because of the ethos of the school whereby students are very supportive of each other, all of the students achieve excellent results.

Gillian Marshall, Headteacher, said "We are extremely proud of the students.  These are an outstanding set of results.  Congratulations are sent to all associated with this remarkable achievement."






Sixth Form 2016 Entry

The Sixth Form prospectus and application form are available for download from the Sixth Form area of the website.








Admissions Information

Admission is by selection test only.

Year 7 11+ selection tests for September 2016 have now taken place.

11+ Test information can be found on CSSE website

Admissions for September 2017.

School Tours will take place during w/c 11 July 2016 for Year 5 pupils intending to sit the 11+ in September 2016.

A Headteachers information talk will be held on 18 July 2016.

Bookings for these events will be open in April 2016.

The School Admissions Policy can be found under the School Documents Section.


Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher’s Welcome

It is my great privilege as the Headteacher of Colchester County High School for Girls, to welcome you to our unique and amazing community. This is a vibrant, happy school, providing an exceptional opportunity for girls to develop their talents, enjoy themselves and flourish as individuals. 
Examination results are outstanding.  In 2015 nearly 60% of grades at Advanced Level were A*/A grades and at GCSE almost 90% were A*/A. 

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Ofsted 2009 Report

Sixth Form Prospectus

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