Executive Principal’s Welcome

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It is my great privilege as Executive Principal of Colchester County High School for Girls to warmly welcome you to our unique and inspiring community.  This is a vibrant, happy school providing an exceptional opportunity for students to develop their talents, enjoy themselves and flourish as individuals.

Founded in 1909 to provide an excellent education for girls, CCHSG continues to combine both tradition and innovation to fulfil that aim in the 21st Century.  The school has an outstanding academic reputation and is consistently one of the top performing schools in the country, not only for academic attainment but for the progress that our students make during their time with us.

The learning and wellbeing of our students is at the centre of all that we do.  We are proud of our pastoral system; our supportive, caring tutors and pastoral assistants will listen to any concerns. The safe and secure environment fosters self belief and encourages our students to develop leadership skills, preparing them to be well rounded, active and capable citizens.  The school promotes courtesy, tolerance of difference, care and respect. This provides the girls with a certain level of comfort that helps them develop greater self-confidence, broader interests and resilience.

CCHSG prides itself on encouraging students to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be academic achievement, sporting activities or creative pursuits.  The students are encouraged to take part in the many extra-curricular activities on offer including sports, drama, music, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise, sporting events, theatre trips and visits to places of interest in Britain and abroad.

The school’s continuing academic excellence and vibrant community life is testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of both students and staff.  Our teachers are passionate about their subjects and about providing the best opportunities for our students, always willing to give up a great deal of their time outside the classroom.  The quality of learning and teaching is key to our success and we have a challenging personalised curriculum which matches the ability of our students.  All staff are specialists in the subjects they deliver and all students study Creative and Critical Thinking, which supports their excellent performance in other subjects.

It is a pleasure to teach and learn at this truly inspirational and innovative school.  We hope you will find our website informative.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Gillian Marshall MSc NPQH
Executive Principal