Consultation on Additional Form of Entry to Colchester County High School for Girls

In response to increasing demand for grammar school places as evidenced by the high number of girls who sit our entrance test, and the desire to offer the opportunity to more girls of all backgrounds but particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to receive a grammar school education, Colchester County High School for Girls is undertaking a consultation on a proposal to increase to six forms of entry in future years.  This would increase the current Year 7 entry from 160 to 192 students per year and would eventually take the total number of students in the School to 960 in Years 7 to 11 and in region of 1250 in Years 7 to 13.  

Please note that the decision to progress with such a change is totally dependent on obtaining additional capital development funding which has not yet been received.  The earliest that this change could come into effect would be September 2020.

The consultation period runs from Friday 08 June 2018 to 4.00pm on Friday 06 July 2018.  Any responses to this proposal should be sent to Mrs Lesley Pye, Data & Administration Manager by 4.00pm on Friday 06 July 2018 via any of the following methods:

By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By post to: Mrs Lesley Pye, Data & Administration Manager, Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester, Essex. CO3 3US

Year 7 Admissions

Admission to Year 7 is by the 11+ selection test.

11+ Test for September 2019 Entry

Main Test Date: 22 September 2018

CSSE SIF registration is now open for 2019 Entry.

Any request for special adjustments must be made in writing by the 29th June 2018 at the latest.

20th July 2018 - Absolute CSSE deadline to register online OR by post.

Applicants must register for the 11+ tests which take place in September each year. The deadline date to register is in July of the previous academic year. Please see the Consortium of Selective Schools Website for details

11+ Test information and sample tests can also be found on CSSE website

The  School Admissions Policy can be downloaded or viewed via the link below. 

Open Morning or Afternoon Tours & Headteacher's Talk

Prospective Year 7 students (Sept 2019 entry) and their parents have the opportunity to visit the school for a daytime tour during the week of Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July, 2018.   There will be a talk by the Headteacher at 7pm on Monday 16 July, 2018.

Advance booking via the School Office is required for both these events and will open after the Easter holidays.  

In Year Admissions

Applicants for places other than for the start of Year 7 will be tested if and when a place becomes available. The school holds an ‘enquiry list’ for applicants who wish to be considered for testing should a place become available. Where a vacancy does occur, all applicants on the enquiry list will be contacted and invited to sit the entrance tests.  The tests are held at the discretion of the school.  The tests and assessments will not aim to replicate the 11+ selection tests but will seek to establish whether the applicant can sustain the pace of the school's classroom education, fit the levels of achievement of the relevant year group, and has sufficient knowledge and understanding to undertake the relevant year group's existing programmes of study. An academic reference may also be sought from the applicant’s current school. The school reserves the right not to fill a place if the candidates are not judged to be of the required academic standard.

Please see the School Admissions Policy below.

Applications should be made on the Essex Mid Term Admissions Form (see link below)

Essex County Council information regarding mid-term admissions

Essex County Council Mid-term Admission Application Form


Sixth Form Admissions 

Click here for the Sixth Form section of the website to download a copy of the Prospectus and details about the Sixth Form Admissions process.