Claydon High School
Church Lane
Claydon, Suffolk, IP6 0EG

Main Office: 01473 836 110
Absence: 01473 836 111

Headteacher:  Mrs S Skinner

Letter from the Headteacher



'Be the best you can be'


I am very proud of our students in their attitude to learning, their behaviour around school and the positive relationships they forge with staff and other students.

As a school we work tirelessly to bring about the best possible outcomes for students as we hold the firm belief that all students wish to succeed and be the best they can be in all they do.

Our vision statement outlines all we hope to achieve:

“Our vision for the students at Claydon High School is that they all achieve or exceed their potential, develop their independence and become enquiring and resilient learners who understand their role as outstanding members of the community, within and beyond the school, and are prepared for the challenges of the world.  All staff are committed to providing an inspiring, inclusive and aspirational learning culture in a supportive and stimulating environment that engages, enhances and promotes achievement.”

I am proud to be the Headteacher of a good school (Ofsted 2014) and I hope you feel enthused by our school and all we have to offer.


Sarah Skinner






Forthcoming Events

CYCP Autumn 2014

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Latest News

Author Visit - Stewart Ross

On Thursday 25th September, author Stewart Ross visited the school to talk to Years 7 & 8 about his writing as he launches his latest book Revenge of the Zeds, the exciting sequel to The Soterion Mission. With over 250 published titles to his credit, Stewart Ross is one of Britain’s most popular and versatile writers. As well as prize-winning books for children, both fiction and non-fiction, he has written novels, several plays, three librettos, and a musical. 

Stewart spoke to students about what it meant to be a 'young adult' and society's attitudes to childhood. This linked in well with the theme of his new book which is set in a world where nobody lives beyond the age of 19. Stewart explored what we would do in a world where knowledge is power but very few people can actually read or write. Would we cling on to a world that we once knew or would we revolt and rebel thinking we could do whatever we wanted? It was a very interesting talk. At the end of his speech, students were given the opportunity to meet the author in person and purchase a copy of his latest book. 

After the event, Stewart contacted the school and said "I would like to say how impressed I was with Years 7 & 8. They were unbelievably friendly, polite and well mannered".  

Results Increase for the Third Year Running

We are delighted with the improvement of GCSE grades for the third consecutive year.  62% of students achieved five passes including English and Maths and we hope this will increase after we appeal against some marks.

Our English and Maths results were stunning with 85% of students achieving A* - C in English and 74% in Maths, with 90% of students making the expected progress from key stage 2 in English and 77% in Maths. We are so pleased that the hard work of students and staff has reaped rewards in a year we felt could be turbulent. Our SEN students and pupil premium students have also achieved some incredibly good grades and we expect to be above national averages.

Nearly 30% of students achieved 10 and 11 A*- C passes and 100% of students some achieved some level of qualification.

After a very pleasing Ofsted these results really highlight that the hard work and commitment of all teachers and the wider school community has paid off for all students, regardless of their starting point.

Well done to all.

Ofsted Good for Claydon High School (July 2014)

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  • Successes and Highlights

    Congratulations to the Drama Department and a fabulous cast who put on two magical performances of the Wizard of Oz on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th February. Sincere thanks to those staff, students and their families for supporting the production.

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Upcoming Events

October 2014

Wed 01 @18:30:KS4 Curriculum Evening
Fri 03 @09:00:Open Morning
Wed 08 @09:00:Open Morning
Wed 08 @18:30:OPEN EVENING
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