Owen Ward Close, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DG



Gosbecks Primary School

Be The Best You Can Be

SCHOOL CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 20TH MARCH 2020. Take a look at Mr Milligan's '5-a-Day Brain Busters' on the Home page. On the 'Wellbeing' page under the Parents' tab, check out the new website links added - See what Harold is up to by viewing 'Harold's Weekly Diary'.

Welcome to Gosbecks Primary School !

Guidance following the Prime Ministers Announcement on May 10th

  • Schools are still only open to those children of critical workers, vulnerable children and those with an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP). The guidance to key/critical workers is still the same, i.e. if there is no other provision available, the safest place for your child is still at home with their family and if there is no medical reason for them to be self-isolating or shielding. There has been no change to this provision.
  • If, under the changes the Prime Minister outlined last night, you can now return to work, this does not mean there will be a place for your child at school. If the guidance changes we will of course let you know.
  • The suggestion that children in Reception, Years 1 and 6 could return to school on June 1st in a phased manner is merely a suggestion. We will await further details as to what this may look like and again let you know as soon as we do.

It is worth noting that the ‘road map’ as set out by the government is ‘conditional’ on a number of factors being met. I’d like to stress that any actions we take at school will be considered and in consultation with the Local Authority and Department for Education.

Our priority is to keep everyone safe.

It is vital that your children stay safe while online. This is especially important now with children accessing online resources more than ever as part of their home learning. To help you and your children stay safe the Government have produced a document which can be accessed by clicking on this link How to stay safe on line


Thank you for your support during this particularly challenging time. We really appreciate how parents/carers are keeping their children at home to keep as many people as safe as possible. 

Home learning - You will have received lots of information regarding ways to support your children at home and how they can continue to learn in the weeks ahead. We are aware that most of you are not teachers and this could be a challenging time for many families. Please only do what you can, if things get too stressful, stop and do something different. There is no expectation that children continue to learn as they would at school; we are living in very different times. Please stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.


Each day I will be uploading an activity on this page, feel free to have a look. There might even be a video of me doing some exercise that we can all join in with! Good luck, Mr Milligan.

Week beginning April 20th

Click on the link below for 5 brain busting activities! Go on, have a go!

5-a-day Brain Busters!

PERSONAL BEST CHALLENGES Over the next few weeks we will be posting some challenges. The first one is the 'coin flipping' challenge. Click on this link Coin Flipping  to watch the video and see the instructions below, good luck everyone!

Check out my progress with 'coin flipping' after some serious practice! Hope it's going well for you.

Click on this link to see video: 

Coin flipping after practice

A selection of work that the children have been doing at home as part of their home learning.

Gosbecks Snack Traffic Light system.
We are trying to encourage the children to make good healthy food choices and understand the importance of a balanced diet. We will be displaying these posters in school so please feel free to share with your children at home. 

Year 6 Photography Day -the children loved their experience learning about all aspects of capturing a good photo

Vision and Ethos for Our School

At Gosbecks Primary school we work together as a team to enable our children to ‘Be the Best they can Be’. Our aim is to give the children the best possible start in life and make their time at school a fun, enjoyable, rich experience. We understand that all of our children are unique individuals and therefore will be treated with respect, tolerance and kindness. These attributes underpin our expectations for all our children so they are prepared as well rounded children when they move onto Secondary school.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, if you would like any paper copies of information you have seen, please contact the school office.

D Milligan (Headteacher)