St Teresa's Catholic Primary School


Clairmont Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9BE


Open Mornings for Prospective Parents to view the School will be held on

Thursday 8th November from 10.00am - 12.00pm


Tuesday 20th November from 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Refreshments will be available and you will have the opportunity to view the school and meet the Headteacher

Please telephone the School Office (01206 508445)  to confirm your attendance.


Applying for a School place

Applying to this school? Please read the following very carefully.

 Your application must include the following (where applicable);


1.  A copy of the child’s Birth Certificate. 


 2.  A copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate (if the child has been Baptised).  

 3.  A Certificate of Catholic Practice (available from your Priest if you are a practising Catholic – please see criteria below – or available to download from the Diocese of Brentwood            website using the link below).

    PLEASE NOTE WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE, NOT A COPY. We will make a certified copy and return the original to you.

    Certificate of Catholic Practice

    Please use the link below to view the Certificate of Catholic Practice Criteria issued by the Diocese of Brentwood

4The Supplementary Information Form available on this website


For clarity, these four pieces of information must be supplied directly to the school.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your application is complete and correct as above.

You are reminded that an incomplete application may alter its classification within the school’s published admission criteria.


September 2019 applications for a Reception place: 

Please note that the above four pieces of information are in addition to your main application

which must be made directly to Essex County Council between 12th November 2018 and 15th January 2019

for further information please visit and follow the links to School Admissions.

Information from St. Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Church

St. Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Church - Mass Attendance Forms

Please note that if you have a child for entry into St. Teresa's School in September 2019, Mass Attendance forms are available from Fr Tom and must be signed each week after Sunday Mass.  Certificates of Catholic Practice for entry to the school cannot be issued unless parents and children attend Sunday Mass (this includes the Vigil Mass at St. John's) and Holy Days of Obligation.


If you attend Mass at a different Parish, we advise that you check the procedure for obtaining a Certificate of Catholic Practice with your own Parish Priest.