The boarders are within walking distance of the town of Colchester, which includes a cinema, leisure centre and plenty of restaurants and cafes. Boarders are also only a short train journey to London, and with parental consent can enjoy a day in the capital city.
The school has outstanding music and drama facilities and a comprehensive sports fixture list, as well as a its own heated outdoor swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, multigym, extensive games fields and a beautiful library, grand piano and smart board technology which boarders are welcome to use.
2019 saw the school achieve its highest ever percentage of A* grades, with 20 students achieving 4 A* grades or more. Students have gone on to study at the best universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial, as well as top universities in Canada and Hong Kong. The year also saw a 100% A-Level pass rate. The school holds a specialist accreditation for science.
A wide range of trips, exchanges and extracurricular activities are offered to enrich the students’ education. Exciting clubs and societies on offer include public speaking club, Physics Olympiad, Geo Society, table tennis, chess club, Medsoc, engineering, and history, philosophy and classics societies.
|School Types||State-funded grammar|
|Category||Boys 11-18, Co-ed at Sixth Form|
|Number of Students||1012|
|School Address||6 Lexden Rd, Colchester CO3 3ND|