Colne Community School and College

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The Colne Community School & College
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Established 1937[1]
Type Academy
Chair Mr Michael Hindley
Location Church Road
51°49′12″N 1°01′16″E / 51.81998°N 1.02115°E / 51.81998; 1.02115Coordinates: 51°49′12″N 1°01′16″E / 51.81998°N 1.02115°E / 51.81998; 1.02115
DfE number 881/5460
DfE URN 137429 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1396
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

The Colne Community School and College is an academy school located in Brightlingsea, Essex, England and plays a major part in the town's activities. The school accepts students from the surrounding district and caters for GCSE and A Level students. The school was graded 'outstanding' in its last Ofsted inspection.


  • Founded on 24 May 1937 as Brightlingsea Senior School
  • Changed name in 1943 to Brightlingsea Secondary Modern School
  • Changed name in 1957 to Brightlingsea County Secondary School
  • Changed name in 1974 to Colne High School
  • Changed name in 1991 to Colne School
  • Changed name in 1994 to Colne Community School[1]
  • Changed name in 2008 to The Colne Community School and College

Sports facilities[edit]

The Colne Community School's AstroTurf pitch was officially opened by HRH The Princess Anne on 25 February 2003.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Unusually, the campus contains Brightlingsea Sports Centre which is used by members of the public and students.


  1. ^ a b "A Brief History". Colne Community School. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Court Circular". The Times. London. 2003-02-26. Retrieved 2008-01-09. [dead link]

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