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Update 23 March 2020 - a letter from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education, Essex County Council: Corona Virus – an update on how schools are operating
Department for Education
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For 11+ entrants and parents i.e. Year 5. Entry to Year 7 in Sept 2021.
We invite prospective students and parents/carers to find out more about CCHSG by visiting the school for a tour during our Open Week. Tours are led by our current Year 7 students.
Monday 22 June, 7pm
Mrs Gillian Marshall, our Executive Principal will give a presentation about the school for prospective students and their families.
Booking is required for both the tours and the talk. Please complete the online booking form here. The booking site will open on 20 April 2020.
Please note that due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic there may be changes to the scheduling of these events.
Last year, we celebrated the best results in the history of the school; this has once again been repeated. We thank students, staff, governors and parents for all of the hard work and support on our journey.
There were 140 students taking GCSEs in 2019. The school was ranked the fourth state school in the country for GCSE performance in The Times.
Progress 8 Score (provisional) +1.01
Attainment 8 Score (provisional) 82.0
% 9 Grades 46%
% 9-8 Grades 74%
% 9-7 Grades 90%
% of students achieving a strong pass (5+) in English and Maths 100%
% students entered for the English Baccalaureate 86%
% achieving English Baccalaureate (from entries) 100%
% Achieving 5 GCSEs (Grades 9-5) 100%
17 students gained 9/9/9 in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.
We are proud of all of our students and their efforts. Many congratulations to our Year 11 on such an outstanding set of results and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
We congratulate Year 13 on an outstanding set of results. The students have achieved the highest percentage of A* grades in the history of the school.
58% of all grades were A*/A
28% of all grades were A*
82% of all grades were A*/B
18 students achieved 4 A*/A grades, including EPQ and a further 17 achieved 3 A*/A grades.
Each year around a quarter of our Sixth Form students join us in Year 12 from other local secondary schools. Credit is due for the foundation they received at these schools which, in addition to the support at CCHSG, helped them to achieve excellent A level results.
Mrs Marshall said “We are extremely proud of the students and these outstanding results will form a stepping stone to future success. We thank them for the tremendous contribution that they have made to CCHSG and wish them every happiness in the future.”
CCHSG is delighted to announce that following the publication by the Department for Education of the figures for last year's GCSE results, according to the Telegraph ranking, CCHSG students performed the best nationally in 2018. The school shared this top slot with Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet. These figures are based on the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C/9-4 grades, combined with the DfE's Progress 8 measure.
Please click on the link below for more details.
If a student makes the progress expected, the school’s Progress 8 score is 0.0. A score of 0.5 means pupils made, on average, half a grade more progress across their subjects than expected. CCHSG has a Progress 8 score of 1.22, which is particularly pleasing given that students join us already achieving at a high level.
We are extremely pleased for our students and truly grateful for the support provided by our staff, students, parents, carers and governors.
CCHSG is one of only 16 grammar schools, across 12 counties in England to have been given a share of the Department for Education's £50m selective school expansion fund. The fund supports the expansion of selective schools that have plans to improve access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We would like to thank everyone in the school and local community for their patience and support during our extended period of building work. The new Sixth Form Centre with its separate entrance atrium, ICT suite, lecture theatre and common room is now in use along with the new classroom bases, one of which is our Healthy Living studio. As the first stage of the Big Build draws to a close, from the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund we have been awarded funding to improve our swimming pool facilities – this project will include an extended 25m indoor swimming pool with changing rooms. We are also tremendously fortunate, through our own fundraising and the generous support of parents and the PTFA, to be able to provide an additional, and much needed multi-functional hall which will incorporate the new swimming pool. We are absolutely delighted that our students will be rewarded with first class facilities to match their outstanding achievements.
The Governing Board of Colchester County High School for Girls is pleased to announce that, after an extensive consultation process, we will be forming a multi academy trust (MAT) the “Alpha Trust”, working with The Gilberd School. The Trust will also ultimately include the Trinity Free School to be built in North Colchester.