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

Places at CCHSG are applied for through the Local Education Authority and allocated to students based on performance in the 11+ selection test. The purpose of the 11+ test is to enable grammar schools to identify students who have the potential to thrive in an environment which provides a highly academic curriculum, which also has depth and breadth, and offers a range of challenging pursuits. We do not charge fees and we welcome applications from students living in Essex and surrounding areas. The school is committed to fair access for disadvantaged students.

Colchester County High School for Girls’ own supplementary Information Form (SIF) must ONLY be completed for a pupil in receipt of free schools meals by virtue of their household income at the agreed government threshold either currently or have received free school meals by virtue of their household income at the agreed government threshold in the previous 6 years, for whom their primary school receives the pupil premium or for a pupil who is or has been in social care (is a looked after child or previously looked after child). The form will need to be completed by 31 October 2023 please use the link below to complete the form.

Please see the Consortium of Selective Schools Website for details including 11+ Test Information and sample tests

Click here to view our School Prospectus

Year 5 – Open Week Tours

In early July of each year 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 and booking, which opens in May of each year, is essential. 

Principal’s Talk

There is an opportunity to hear from our Leadership Team during an evening talk in the Summer Term each year. Due to high demand for places at this talk, there is a limit of two per family and tickets can only be booked for parents/carers. Prospective students are encouraged to attend the Open Week tours. 

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