We are not a selective school, and we seek to be the first choice of every parent who lives within our catchment or whose children attend one of our traditional partner primary schools. We are regularly oversubscribed, and when this happens places are allocated according to our admissions policy, which can be downloaded from the right hand box of this page. Demand for places in Year 7 2016-17 has been so strong that we have agreed to increase the number of places we offer in that year group from 210 to 224.

The only students who are selected by aptitude are those attending our football Centre of Excellence, and in this case selection is by Colchester United Football Club, not by ourselves.

As stated in our Admission policy Essex County Council arrange the admissions procedures to be followed each year. Please use the link below if you require further information. 

If you do not find what you need please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email

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