• Sixth Formers Achieve Record Results
    Sixth Formers Achieve Record Results

    CCHSG is delighted to announce that our Sixth Formers have achieved the best set of A Level results in the history of the school. 

    26% of all grades were A*, 62% of all grades were A*/A, and 88.5% of all grades were A*/B. 18 students gained 4 or more A & A* grades and 4 students gained 5 A & A* grades.  

    Every student has passed every examination taken and has achieved a minimum of 3 Advanced Level passes. We are extremely proud of the students and thank them for their tremendous contribution to CCHSG.  We wish them every success and happiness in the future.


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  • The Big Build
    The Big Build

    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. 


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  • CCHSG and The Gilberd School Announce the Formation of the Multi Academy “Alpha Trust”
    CCHSG and The Gilberd School Announce the Formation of the Multi Academy “Alpha Trust”

    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.

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  • CCHSG Wins Award for Exceptional Attainment and Student Progress

    The school was delighted to have received a letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulating us on our Progress 8 figure 2016/2017 which places the school in the top 5% for progress.  This is a fantastic achievement given that students already enter the school achieving at a very high level.

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Three Year 12 students have just competed in the National Finals of the Rotary Public Speaking Competition "Youth Speaks".  Ella Blaxill was declared winner as the best National Chairperson and the whole team were awarded runner-up.  The team were coached by Classics teacher Emily Clark.



By Bonnie Lewis, 9CN
On 27th February, the CCHS Under 14's football team played an exciting match against The Gilberd. It was a home match that ended in a 3-2 score to CCHS. The winning goal was scored by Laura Siever (9VC) after half time. In the first half, it looked promising after Georgie Morton (9AB) scored the first goal of the match, only to be equalised by The Gilberd by half time.
It was a relief when half time came, but the rain that had started during the break hindered the girls when they resumed the match. The wet ground and long grass affected the accuracy, as seen by Georgie Morton when she nearly scored, making it a nail-biting moment when it was curved away from the goal.
The Gilberd took the lead after scoring in the second half to make it 1-2. After the rain had stopped, Georgie Morton was able to make it a draw with another brilliant goal and equalise to The Gilberd. Many attacks were made to both goals and Laura Siever was able to break through The Gilberd’s defences and score a winning goal that was well deserved. The CCHS football team rejoiced when the whistle was finally blown and we knew that we had won!

Last term on Thursday 13th February, all Year 9 students participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) themed workshop. The stu-dents put to test their skills in a one-day challenge set by the educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust. The students worked on a project called the Wind Turbine Challenge, where they had to construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity. In small working groups the students had to design, build and market their wind turbine to the organisers. The project not only had time con-straints but also budgetary and aesthetic requirements.
Feedback from the day was overwhelmingly positive with almost 100% students rat-ing the day 8/10 or above. Students also gave more in-depth feedback about what they enjoyed most about the day, and quotes from this include:
‘I enjoyed learning about what engineers do’
‘My favourite part was designing and building our own piece of
‘I enjoyed working as a team with people I wouldn’t usually work with’

On Friday 21st March, students and staff walked, ran, cartwheeled and skipped round the field at lunchtime to raise £781.05 for Sport Relief.
Well done to everyone who took part

As part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014, on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st March, CCHS welcomed two Biomedical Scientists from the Microbiology Department at Colchester General Hospital. Years 7, 8 and 9 were invited to participate in Microbiology workshops that included three different case studies of infectious disease. Mr David Smith and Mr Paul Quinn designed and prepared engaging pictures and samples to provide students with an idea of what it is like to work in a diagnostic laboratory. The students had to diagnose the infection and determine which antibiotic was most appropriate for treatment.

We are very grateful to the Biomedical Scientists for their time and delivering the enrichment experience


Below are the names of our students who took part in the Olympiad and their medal status:

Duleni Herath Gold Nicola Oshisanwo Bronze
Madeleine Spence Silver Abigail Stubbs Gold
Ka Hin Karen Mak Silver Rhiannon Ware Silver
Laura Brown Silver Eilidh Mackenzie Gold
Beth Pasfield Silver Sian O’Shea Gold
Claire Pearce Silver Annabelle Ho Bronze
Megan Moore Highly Commended
Eleanor Barnes Highly Commended
Eleanor Tripp Highly Commended
Rachel Goddard Highly Commended

All the students did exceptionally well and Sian O’Shea and Abigail Stubbs are through to Round 2 of the Olympiad - being ranked in the top 160 of 5076 students. We wish them luck,

Dr I Martin

We are extremely proud to announce that all six of our athletes who competed in November at the South East Regional Biathlon Championships have qualified to compete at the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships taking place on Saturday 5th April at The London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Championships will be the first event to be held at this iconic venue when it opens to the public in April and I have no doubt that competing in the Olympic pool will be an experience our girls will never forget.

Congratulations to Olivia Norman, Emily Dowding, Philippa Davenall, Kaythi Aung, Alice Insull and Laura Stephens. We wish you all the very best of luck.

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