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The Stanway School

The Stanway School

The Stanway School is a high performing, over-subscribed, mixed 11-16 comprehensive school, situated to the west of Colchester. It serves a wide catchment area encompassing the villages of Stanway, Aldham, Birch, Chappel, Copford, Eight Ash Green, Fordham, Fordham Heath, Great Tey, Layer-de-la-Haye, Marks Tey and West Bergholt.

The Stanway School is a community in which each and every student matters. The school provides a wide variety of learning experiences to help all students to enjoy their lessons and achieve their best. High expectations for behaviour, attendance and punctuality help our students to make good progress and we endeavour to match our teaching to students’ individual needs, interests and aptitudes.

All members of the school community are expected to continually beat their previous best, and take pride in their achievements as we recognise and celebrate success wherever it occurs.

The Stanway School is a happy school with students who respond to our high academic, cultural and sporting expectations. Our excellent accommodation and resources help us to ensure that these expectations are met.

  • In May 2013, Ofsted rated the school as a ‘good’ school.
  • In 2015 we were the highest performing non-selective school in North-East Essex.
  • In 2016, we continued to build on the success of 2015’s results with 69% of students achieving an A* – C in English and Maths.
  • On average, students make significantly above the expected level of progress during their time at Stanway.

The Stanway School always aims to provide the very best start for our young people through outstanding teaching and the highest quality guidance and support


Winstree Road
Stanway, Colchester


01206 575488



Joined the Sigma Trust:

1st September 2016


Jonathan Bland

Admissions Arrangements:

Admissions Policy 2023/24