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Colchester Academy

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There are designated disabled parking bays in the front visitor car park and the back staff car park, with access to the ground floor levels available through the front and back double-doors, or through the front double-doors (flat access) for the sports building.

Access between each floor is by stairwell and lift access.

Colchester Academy
Hawthorn Avenue

School office opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday: 08:30am – 4:00pm

Telephone: 01206 861217


Twitter: @ColchesterAcad


Instagram: @colchesteracademy

Student Absence

If your child is unable to attend school please contact the school’s absence line on 01206 878872 by 8.30 am on each day of your child’s absence. Please state clearly your child’s name, tutor group and reason for absence. 

Alternatively you can email

Key Contacts

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance. To make an appointment, please contact either the school office on 01206 861217 or by email at

If the Form Tutor is unable to answer your queries, please then contact your child’s Year Leader.

Year Leader points of contact

Year Leader Contact
Year 7 Louise Bull
Year 8 Hannah Bryant
Year 9 Richard Knightley
Year 10 Claire Herridge
Year 11 Mark St Claire

Curriculum Points of Contact


Team Leader Contact
English Casha Nijhawan
Maths Rebecca West
Science Faye Edwards
Humanities Sinead Siddall
ICT Michael Wills
MFL David Lopez
Performing Arts William Searl
Physical Education Lauren Jones
Technology and Art Angela Coburn

Key contacts

Principal Jenny Betts
PA to Principal Beverly Robson
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Jenni Tomlinson
E-Safety Co-ordinator Adam Pickering

 To request a free paper copy of this website, please contact the Academy on 01206 861217.

Company Registration: Colchester Academy is part of South Suffolk Learning Trust and is registered to  South Suffolk Learning Trust, Heath Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6RJ  The company registration number is 07682993.