Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 22nd March 2019

British Biology Olympiad 2019

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Harry McCarthy, who has recently been awarded a Bronze Medal in a national biology competition. Harry, along with fellow sixth form biologists, took part in the competition during February, completing two multiple-choice exams, as part of the Royal Society of Biology’s annual British Biology Olympiad.
British Biology Olympiad 2019
Competitors had to attempt as many questions as possible during each hour-long test, all of them pitched at A-level standard, covering topics outside the general curriculum, which tested their all-round knowledge. This is an outstanding achievement for Harry as only the top students nationally qualify for these top awards.

Sigma Science Photo Competition

Students from across the Sigma Trust secondary schools have the opportunity to win an action camera or Amazon gift vouchers by entering a trust-wide photography competition; their challenge is to depict any aspect of science through a photograph. The competition is open to all year groups but the photo MUST have been taken by the entrant!
Sigma Science Photo Competition
Last year, CCHS student, Evie Croll, won the competition with her photo of Clacton beach covered in snow. Students need to email their photo to - They must include their name, form, school name, where and when the photo was taken, along with why they think the photo links to science. The deadline for entries is 5.00pm Monday, 29th April 2019.

Mathematicians of the Future

This week, we welcomed schools from across our district to the annual Year 7 North Essex Maths Olympiad, or 'NEMO' for short!
Mathematicians of the Future
Fourteen teams of four students tackled a variety of challenging maths questions and puzzles across three rounds. The contest culminated in a team relay race where each member of the team had to answer a question correctly before the next member of the team could start their question.
Mathematicians of the Future
Congratulations to CCHS Team 2, consisting of Oliver Caffull, Polly Stacey, Freya Gallagher and Thomas French; who were on top form throughout the contest and secured second place, only narrowly missing out to the St Helena School team from Colchester.

Sixth Form Consultation Evening

Can we remind parents and carers of our sixth form students that next week there is a Year 12/13 Mock Results and Parent’s Consultation Evening – Thursday, 28th March. Please come along between 4pm and 7pm and take this opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with subject teachers and mentors.