Colchester County High School for Girls is a state school for academically able students aged from 11 to 18 years which consistently achieves outstanding public examination results. In January 2009, Ofsted awarded us an "Outstanding" status. Founded at the beginning of the last century as a girls' school for Colchester, it subsequently became a grammar school admitting girls from North East Essex and beyond. It moved to its present site in 1957. Situated a mile to the west of central Colchester, the school is set in its own extensive grounds on a large, quiet campus.