St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Our vision is to ensure children grow and develop through the love and teaching of Christ,
becoming responsible citizens able to make a positive contribution in society.

Clairmont Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9BE


Sports Week!


What an amazing week of sport.

The children have taken part in all their inter house challenges with a smile on their face and with such determination. We have had tries scored (rugby), goals saved (football), slam dunks (basketball), runs (cricket) and rounders scored (rounders). Every single child in every year group has taken part in the sports, with many learning a new sport for the first time and thoroughly enjoying it.

Today’s races were incredible and it was fantastic for the whole school to share in the occasion as well as welcoming families for the first time in 2 years!

Many thanks to all those who were able to come and share not only the day, but also thepicnic with us. I am sure you will agree from the photographs, the children had the BEST time and were a credit to you all.

The Queen Came to Tea

Today was a very exciting day at St Teresa's School! The Queen came to visit us and even stayed for our afternoon tea party. As you can tell from the photos, it was an AMAZING afternoon and everyone had such a wonderful time. It is certainly a celebration that will stay in the minds of the children, staff and of course the Queen, forever!

EYFS and Key Stage 1's Queen Portraits

During our special key stage jubilee celebration day, all the children painted their own portrait of the Queen, from the 1960's, 1980's and 2010's!



As you may be aware, members of the Parish are planning to walk from St. Teresa's Church to St John's Church and back again on 26th March 2022 to raise money for CAFOD's Walk Against Hunger campaign.  Please contact the Church if you would like further information or to participate in the walk.

A justgiving page has been set up for parishioners to make donations to support this very worthwhile cause:   The link for the parish justgiving page is:

Please do support this fundraising venture if you are able to.

Thank you

Please find below an important letter from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education at Essex County Council, following the changes to government Covid-19 guidance which came in to place from today.

Our EYFS and Key Stage 1 Nativity

Celebrating the Feast of St Teresa

It was wonderful celebrating our first mass in almost 2 years and Father Rick's first school mass with us!

It was a special mass celebrating the Feast of St Teresa and the children represented the school amazingly well. 

Letter to Parents and Carers from Clare Kershaw (Director of Education) and Dr Mike Gogarty (Director of Public Health and Wellbeing) at Essex County Council - detailing changes to guidance:

Year 6's Production

Troy Story!

Thank you to everyone involved in the making of the lovely video below (click the link to view the video)

We miss you all too!


Mental Health Resources - Under 10's.

Setting up your student account

Posting work

Responding to your teacher's activities


We firmly believe that ‘every day counts’ and will only close the school if it is absolutely necessary. Whilst I realise that most children, even those that are driven to school, could walk here, many of our staff – especially, but not only, teaching staff – could not – they simply do not live within walking distance. The decision to close is only taken after consultation with Governors and the Headteachers of our neighbouring schools. As always the safety of our children, parents and staff will be paramount. We also have to take account of driving conditions and the state of pavements and roads around the school. As a parent myself, I do remember how difficult and frustrating it can be when arrangements have to be altered at short notice. However, I am sure that you will appreciate that conditions can change very quickly. Please rest assured that we will endeavour to keep the school open if at all possible and we will continue to try to make decisions to close school as early as we possibly can.

For your information, the normal procedure for closure is as follows:-

As soon as a decision to close the school has been made,

  • A message will be sent via the school app
  • The school website will be updated
  • The Council will be notified, who in turn should update their website

The assumption should be that if you have not heard anything, the school is open.

Please see below the letter received from Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education and Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for School Standards.

The letter congratulated us on our KS2 SATs results in reading which put us in the top 1% of primary schools in England!

Position Statement regarding formation of Multi Academy Trusts Brentwood Diocese- November 2018

Please click here to view the above document

Young Children and Screen Time - A guide for Parents and Carers

 Please click here to view a very informative guide for Parents and Carers with regard to Young Children and Screen Time.

50th Anniversary Whole School Photograph

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Today we gathered together to mark 50 years of our school by having a whole school photograph taken. Remember to keep checking for updates to find out how to order your photograph. 


Thursday 7th September 2017

On this day, 50 years ago, the first child, Jonathan Moser entered our school. 50 years on, he was back to celebrate this memorial event with us! He was joined by the most recent child to join our school!

Please click on the link below to read the full article.

Jonathan Moser Returns to St Teresa's School 50 years after he first walked through the door!