Oxford House School, Colchester, UK

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Telephone: 01206 576 686

2-4 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3NE

ABOUT Oxford House School, Colchester, UK

Oxford House is a Montessori Nursery and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 2.5-11 years. Founded in 1959, this intimate and exclusive school offers every child a complete education that puts a high emphasis on traditional values and the child-centred learning of the Montessori Method.

The school aims to understand and to develop the potential which all children possess and to send them on to senior schools as literate, numerate, well-mannered and happy individuals. The success rate for students gaining places in selective state and independent schools is unrivalled in the local area.

The broad curriculum is enriched by instilling a love for literature, music, dance and drama in the hearts of all the children. Oxford House teachers pride themselves on producing confident and articulate children.

“Oxford House School provides a good quality of education and meets its aims. The pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good and their behaviour is outstanding.”

“The majority of parents are very pleased with the school and with the progress their children make. In the words of one parent, ‘Oxford House staff work hard to achieve each child’s potential whilst providing a supportive environment in which children learn to respect one another.'”

Ofsted, February 2012

Oxford House prides itself on achieving a high success rate in students going onto both independent and state selective schools.


Sarah Leyshon

Sarah started her career in retail and progressed to a managerial position, before completing her PGCE followed by a Master’s degree in Education and Leadership. She began teaching at Oxford House School in 2005, progressed to Deputy Head in 2015 and took up the position of Headteacher at Oxford House School in September 2016. Sarah has a wealth of experience teaching in KS1 and KS2 achieving outstanding results.

At Oxford House School, everyone is an individual and success is achievable for all. Sarah is often amazed and in awe of what children can achieve and learn when given the right opportunities, support and guidance.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
2-11 yrs
English National Curriculum, Montessori
Type of School
Day School
Main Language
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