Owen Ward Close, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DG



Gosbecks Primary School

Be The Best You Can Be

Take a look at the class pages to see some of the amazing work the children have created so far this term.




Mr A Candler

Head Teacher

Gosbecks Primary School  
Owen Ward Close
Essex CO2 9DG
Tel: (01206) 575407
Fax: (01206) 369856












 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. 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.