There are a range of educational opportunities in and around West Bergholt including:
- West Bergholt Baby & Toddler Group,
- After School,
- Secondary (away from the village).
This group runs Monday mornings in the Methodist Church Hall between 9:15 – 11:15 (term time only) .
They have a large selection of toys, a specific baby area as well as craft activities and singing each week. They welcome visits from external agencies such as Avon, Phoenix Cards, Ceramics and try to get out and about with walks to the woods, the apple orchard and the duck pond.
New members are always welcome, as are Dads, grandparents and childminders. Each sessions costs £1 per family with squash and a biscuit for the children and tea/coffee for parents.
You can keep up with their latest news and events on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/
Bluebells pre-school provides learning through play
For children aged two to five years Bluebells Pre-School provides full-day care Monday to Friday 9:15 – 3:15. Bluebells Pre-School employs staff that are qualified to encourage the development of your child in all areas of the Pre-School curriculum, as defined by the Education Authority. The Pre-School provides a range of programmes suited to differing age bands including appropriate access to computer technology and now occupies both the main Orpen Hall and the John Lampon Hall.
If you would like to know more or put your child’s name on our waiting list, please contact Jackie Leach, the school’s principal, on 07855 715658. You can also follow them on Facebook.
Heathlands Junior School, West Bergholt (built in 1858)
The village has an excellent primary school located right at the heart of the village.
There is also an active PTA about which, please find out more here.
Hopscotch After-School Club
Operating from Heathlands School, Hopscotch Kids Club is a privately owned out-of-school club. A maximum of 24 children, aged between 4 – 10, may attend the club at any one time. The club is open each weekday from 08:00 until 09:00 and 15:00 until 18:00, during school term time only. All children share access to a secure enclosed outdoor play area.
There are no secondary schools in West Bergholt although the Colchester District has many excellent schools several of which are easily reachable from West Bergholt. These schools are:
- Colchester Academy (Formerly Sir Charles Lucas Arts College),
- Colchester County High School for Girls,
- Colchester High School (Fee paying),
- Colchester Royal Grammar,
- Philip Morant School and College,
- St Benedict’s Catholic College,
- St Helena School,
- St Mary’s School for Girls (Fee paying),
- The Gilberd School,
- The Stanway School,
- The Thomas Lord Audley School.
More can be found out about these, and other, schools at the Essex County Council schools website.