The CHSA is a parent-led group, which organises social events and fun activities for pupils, parents and staff throughout the year. We aim to foster the school’s sense of community and to raise funds to purchase those extra items and experiences. The things which may not be a direct academic necessity but improve the learning environment and enrich the education of our children. In recent years this has included performances put on in the school by visiting theatre companies, the provision of drone equipment and a 3D printer, a dance workshop, wellbeing baskets, production equipment and the Science Magician Workshop.


We run a variety of regular events including a Summer Fete, Christmas Bazaar, and Summer Ball and we operate a second-hand uniform shop.

There are lots of ways to get involved – and it is a great way to stay close to the school and meet other parents. It is hugely rewarding to see the life of Colchester Prep & High School grow richer as a result.

If you want to know about our activities, email us at chsa@colchesterhighschool.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.



The CHSA operates an on-line second-hand uniform shop that offers a range of good quality second hand uniform and sports wear as well as Spring and Winter Waterproof School Coats, legionnaire hats for Nursery and Prep and baseball hats for Juniors (the only coats and hats allowed).

To order your uniform please email chsa@colchesterhighschool.co.uk.



Colchester Prep & High School has been a major part of the local area for so long that the list of our former pupils sometimes reads like a who’s who of Colchester!

If you were once a pupil at the school, we would love to welcome you as a member of our Alumni Association. The Alumni Association is dedicated to keeping former pupils and staff involved in the life of the school. It acts as a means for members to stay connected, share their achievements and to provide a careers network for both existing and former pupils.

We organise regular social and networking events and would love to share your memories of time spent whilst at Colchester Prep and High School and to learn more about your journey since leaving school.

If you would like to join, please fill in the form below. And if you would like to know any more about the association, please email us at alumni@colchesterhighschool.co.uk. Thank you.



To celebrate 140 years of providing an excellent education, Colchester Prep & High School are proud to have launched our new “Wellesley Bursary Fund”.

Social responsibility and citizenship are at the heart of our school ethos and underpins our mission to prepare our pupils to be the changemakers of tomorrow’s more equitable world.

Good quality education has the power to change the lives of all individuals and through The Wellesley Bursary Fund, we aim to improve accessibility to those pupils, who on financial grounds, are otherwise unable to benefit from an education at Colchester Prep and High School.

To find out how to donate, please contact Helen.Clarke@Cognita.com.

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