Gosbecks Primary School

Gosbecks Primary School

Be the Best You Can Be

Owen Ward Close, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DG


01206 575407

Vision and Aims

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.

Mrs H McCann -  Headteacher


Mission Statement

Through an atmosphere of co-operation, enjoyment, fairness and honesty, we provide a happy, caring, creative and successful environment where all pupils aim to reach their full potential.


Gosbecks Primary School is committed to providing the knowledge and skills to develop balanced individuals who are prepared for an ever-changing world.

 Respect for the individual

Communicating with each other

Joining together with the wider community

The best from teaching and learning

Celebrating success

An exciting and safe learning environment




To raise the overall standard of teaching so that all is consistently good or outstanding.

To create opportunities for stimulating and creative learning for all abilities and to develop further strategies for breaking down barriers to learning.

To raise the profile of community cohesion and multi-cultural learning so that pupils are more aware of the diversity of cultures both in the UK and across the world.

To encourage, support and develop leaders for the future.


Chair of Governors        Mrs J Hopkins

Status of School             Community



There are 11 classes within the school, 5 in KS1 and 6 in KS2.

All classes are supported by Learning Support Assistants.

Gosbecks School was opened in 1957. The school has its own playing fields and is situated in very pleasant surroundings.  The grounds have a variety of wild life habitats including a pond and a woodland area, all of which are used by the children for study. We also have an outdoor classroom, a herb garden and class allocated allotment boxes. Within the school there is a modern well equipped kitchen where hot meals are prepared and served daily by the school's catering team.

Gosbecks School is located in an area of historical importance being within walking distance of Gosbecks' Archaeological Park. On the site there are the remains of a Pre-Christian Temple and a Roman Theatre. Surrounding the site is a complex Iron Age defensive dyke system. For more information visit the link below.