Communication with Parents

Open-door policy

Parents who have concerns about their daughter, or would like to ask for further information, may arrange to speak to her form teacher or subject teachers. Questions regarding the curriculum can be answered by the relevant Head of Department or Director of the Senior School, Miss Jones.


Correspondence between school and parents is often via the ClarionCall system, which sends an email or text message. Many messages include a ‘click response’. If you encounter any problems, please tell the School Office staff who will investigate.


Every week, a newsletter is sent to parents by ClarionCall which includes the latest news and information. The latest news can also be found on our website.

Termly calendar

At the start of each term, parents receive a calendar of the term’s events and activities, which is as comprehensive as possible at the time of going to print.


The Parent Portal on the school website, includes academic results, ISI inspection report, calendar, term dates, policies and latest news.

Social media

Another way to keep up-to-date with events at St Mary’s is to follow us on Twitter (@stmaryscolch) and Facebook (StMarysSeniorSchoolColchester and StMarysLowerSchoolColchester).

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