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Welcome to St George's School (September 27th 2023)

Welcome to our wonderful school. St George's School is an ambitious and friendly place to be. We are driven by a desire for every child to succeed and be well prepared for their next stage in education. We achieve this through a team of excellent teachers and adults who provide a very high quality of service, delivering success in learning whilst building strong and positive relationships. We aim for excellence, supporting every child to be the bast that they can be. Our start to the year has been very successful, with attendance at over 95% ... well done everyone!

However, we all know that modern life can be challenging at times, and being successful can be easier said than done. For this reason we ensure that we are able to respond appropriately and effectively to meet the personal needs of children. Through a positive school culture where everyone is valued, through to the provision of full time therapeutic workers on site, we believe that we offer a very special place to be.

Applications to the school are made via the Planning and Admissions Service at Essex County Council, and not via the school itself. The school is growing in popularity and we advise any family who are keen on joining to apply without undue delay.

We have slightly revised session times for the 2023-2024 academic year. These are as follows:

School Day Start (Every Child) :       8:40am when the gates open

End of Day : Reception                      3:10pm onwards, collected from the East Playground at Woodlands (32h30m per week)

End of Day : Year 1                            3:13pm onwards, collected from the West Playground at Woodlands (32h 45m per week)

End of Day : Year 2                            3:16pm onwards, collected from the East Playground at Woodlands (33h per week)

End of Day : Year 3                            3:20pm onwards on the South Playground at Towers (33h20m per week)

End of Day : Year 4                            3:20pm (C13), 3:22pm (C14), 3:24pm (C15) West Playground (33h20m - 33h40m)

End of Day : Year 5                            3:20pm (C16), 3:22pm (C17), 3:24pm (C18) East Playground (33h20m - 33h40m)

End of Day : Year 6                            3:20pm (C19), 3:22pm (C20), 3:24pm (C21) West Playground (33h20m - 33h40m)

Pedestrian gates to the school will be secured from 3:30pm to ensure the safety of children on site for after school clubs. Access to the main reception entrances will be available beyond this time.

You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. The Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed its guidance to education settings on the management of RAAC to take a more precautionary approach and as a result areas in affected spaces will be vacated.

We do not have any confirmed RAAC in our buildings and have not been asked to close any areas. We understand that parents may want to understand more about the support to educational settings to manage RAAC safely. You can read more through the article published by the DfE on the Education Hub.

I hope that this offers reassurance.

Mr Carl Messer BA(Ed)Hons NPQH



Contact Us:

  • If visiting in person please maintain hand hygiene and provide some social distancing where possible.
  • Call us on 01206 506800 
  • Email us using the email addresses below.


Administration            contact@stgeorgesschool.org (Enquiries : Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Hart)

Mrs Cooke                   tcooke@stgeorgesschool.org (Director of School Improvement based at Woodlands Campus)

Mrs Vicarey                 avicarey@stgeorgesschool.org (Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead and Deputy headteacher based at Towers Campus)

Mr Messer                   cmesser@stgeorgesschool.org (Headteacher)

Mrs Dunt                     senco@stgeorgesschool.org (Inclusion Leader and SENCO)

Welfare Issues            nurture@stgeorgesschool.org (Mrs Laughlin at Woodlands, Mrs Bullock 'Mrs B' at Towers)

Admissions                  admissions@stgeorgesschool.org 

Asking for Help

StarLine on 0330 313 9162. StarLine is an independent body, staffed by teachers and Ofsted employees, who are available to give advice to families. Be aware that the call will be charged at the local rate.

Staying Safe Whilst Learning Online

The following websites may be useful in helping families to keep their children safe whilst working online.









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Our menus for the Woodland campus and Towers campus are available via the above News tab.  School Lunches for children at the Towers Site are charged at a cost of £2.50 a day which can be paid for via your ParentPay account.  

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Absence email

Please note you can now report your child's absence via the attendance email address - attendance@stgeorgesschool.org

Junior Parkrun will be held on the recreation ground at 9am on Sunday. Register for free at www.parkrun.org.uk/colchester-juniors/ . Any pupil of the school who runs regularly can order a barcode bracelet and/or barcode tag from the Parkrun website and we will reinburse the cost! (Just show us the items and receipt as proof).

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Educational Visits are organised regularly for the children in the school. We will need to request a financial contribution for each visit that is a fair proportion of the total cost involved. Vists risk being cancelled if adequate contributions are not received.

Ofsted conducted an inspection of the school on November 9th and 10th  2017 as part of their normal round of inspections. Our school was judged to be good in all aspects. The full report can be read in the information section of this website.

In the spring term of 2022 Essex County Council conducted a review of the school. This confirmed that thes school continued to show evidence of being a good school.

SATs 2022 Provisional Results

Reading : St George's 75% (Essex 74%, National 74%)

Writing : St George's 64% (Essex 70%, National 69%)

Mathematics : St George's 70% (Essex 71%, National 71%)

Combined (all three) : St George's 52% (Essex 57%, National 59%)

The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.

SATs 2019 Results (Results for the whole year group ) 

Reading 65%, Writing 82%, Maths 73%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 72%

Combined result 58%

SATs 2019 (Results for children who attended the school for all four years)

Reading 73%, Writing 87%, Maths 79%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 76%

Combined result 66%






Disruptive Weather or Significant Events : in the event of any significant disruptive weather, or unavoidable events (eg lack of utilities), families will be informed by text of any risk to the school being able to open as normal. Please do not keep your child off school unless you have heard from the school formally of any need to close.

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St George's School, Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7RU

Tel: 01206 506800 | Email: contact@stgeorgesschool.org

Towers Campus (Canterbury Road) | Woodlands Campus (Barrington Road)

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