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Colchester County High School for Girls

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

Colchester County High School for Girls 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 all students is at the centre of all that the school does. They are proud of their pastoral system; staff and supportive, caring tutors and pastoral assistants will listen to any concerns. The safe and secure environment fosters self belief and encourages all 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. Teachers are passionate about their subjects and about providing the best opportunities for all students, always willing to give up a great deal of their time outside the classroom.

The quality of learning and teaching is key to success and Colchester County High School for Girls has a challenging personalised curriculum which matches the ability of each student. 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.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Essex 11 +set by The Consortium Of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) papers in English and Maths.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Colchester County High School for Girls

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to Colchester County High School for Girls so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Girls' Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

A lot of applicants with up to 6+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

Essex 11+ set CSSE.


Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US

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