Education in UK
Add school to
Staffordshire University

Last modified:
American InterContinental University - London
The Norton Knatchbull School - Ashford
Gossops Green Community Primary School - Gossops Green
Great Ballard School - Chichester
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School - Rustington
Fordwater School - Chichester
Fonthill Lodge School - East Grinstead
Fairway Infant School - Copthorne
Elm Grove Infant School - Littlehampton
Elm Grove First School - Worthing
Yew Tree Primary School - Yew Tree Estate
Yew Tree Community Primary School - Aston
Woodway Park School & Community College - Coventry
Woodthorpe Primary School - Kings Heath
Woodrush Community High School - Specialist Technology College - Birmingham
Woodlands Primary School - Willenhall
Woodfield Infant School - Penn
Wood Green High School College of Sport - Wood Green Road
Wolverhampton Grammar School - Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Girls High School - Wolverhampton
Wollescote Primary School - Wollescote
Wodensfield Primary School - Wednesfield
Wodensborough Community Technology College - Wednesbury
Withymoor Primary School - Off Turners Lane Quarry Bank
Willenhall School Sports College - Willenhall
Whitehouse Common Primary School - Sutton Coldfield
Edward Bryant Primary School - Bognor Regis
Eastergate C E Primary School - Eastergate
West House School - Edgbaston
East Wittering Community Primary School - East Wittering
Welford Primary School - Handsworth
East Preston Junior School - East Preston
Wednesfield Village Primary School - Wednesfield
East Preston Infant School - East Preston
Wednesfield College (Specialist Engineering School) - Wednesfield
Durrington Middle School - Durrington
Ward End Primary School - Ward End
Walsgrave C E Primary School - Coventry
Durrington First School - Durrington

Birch C E (V A) Primary School
School Hill, Birch, CO2 0LZ, UK Colchester
+44 (0)1206 330224

Birch School

An Award Winning School

Set in delightful spacious grounds, we are a successful, small, friendly and happy village school with a strong Christian ethos.

The school's high standards were recognised in 2002 when we received a Department for Education and Skills (DES) School Achievement Award. This summer (2003) our Year 6 children have achieved the school's best ever set of SATs results. (see more on our news page)

I welcome the opportunity to see parents of prospective pupils and show them around our school. If you would like to avail yourself of this offer please do telephone the school office on (01206) 330224 so that a mutually convenient date and time can be arranged.


Kate Moore

Achievement Award logo


As we are a church school our main aim is to create a Christian caring community with a happy industrious atmosphere, where all children can succeed. We try to provide equal opportunities for all children to achieve their best through carefully planned and motivating activities. The curriculum is allied to LEA guidelines and also follows the guidance of Chelmsford Diocese in matters relating to R.E. and personal and social education. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

The children are arranged in mixed ability classes according to age. A variety of teaching methods are used as appropriate. These include whole class teaching, group work and individual teaching.

The school teaches all the national Curriculum subjects of English, Maths, Science, Information Technology, Design and Technology, Art, Music, P.E., History and Geography. The curriculum at Birch extends beyond the National Curriculum and also involves Religious Education, Worship, Health and Sex Education, Personal and Social Education and Citizenship Skills.


The Christian faith emphasises the value and worth of every single individual. We are created in the image of God. We believe every individual has his or her own distinctive character and gifts or abilities which are to be developed and used to the full.

As individuals we live and work with others and depend on each other. Jesus Christ's command to 'love one another' calls us to respect and help other people. These Christian values are the foundation of the Vision Statement, shown below, which governs the aims and life of our school.

'Success for All!'

We want our Christian school to be a welcoming, caring, happy and stimulating place where everyone is encouraged to:

  • reach high levels of achievement
  • feel valued and have confidence in their own abilities
  • act responsibly towards others
  • develop their potential for the benefit of all.


It is the policy of the teachers and governors to encourage the wearing of school uniform, as it does help create a sense of community and pride in the school. A list of uniform items are given below.

Winter, Autumn and Spring

Grey skirt, pinafore, shorts or trousers.
Red or Grey school sweatshirt or cardigan.
White shirt or blouse or polo shirt.
Red, white or grey socks.
Black shoes, not trainers.


Grey shorts or trousers.
Red and white summer dress.
White polo shirt.
Sensible sandals or shoes, not trainers.


No jeans, cycle shorts, high heeled shoes, jewellery or make-up. Stud earrings only, not hoops. It is for safety reasons we ask that the children wear stud earrings, rather than hoops, and sensible shoes.

Uniform items can be purchased from 'Tops and Toes', Church Street, Tiptree. There is also a flourishing trade in good quality second hand uniform items. Please ask at the school office.

P.E Kit

Black shorts, red t-shirt and plimsolls or gym shoes ( NOT trainers) and a spare pair of socks. For outdoor winter games a tracksuit is recommended. Some children have an extra set of kit for informal lunchtime games. Please do not send huge sports bags, we haven't got room to store them.

primary schools in Colchester, secondary schools in Colchester, schools in Colchester

Editorial office:
tel. + 48 (094)