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.
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.
Students are back to school on Thursday 4th September
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On Tuesday 10th June we were very excited to welcome author Joseph Delaney to Claydon High School. In his visit Mr Delaney talked to Year 7 students about the origins of his popular Spook’s series and shared a behind the scenes look at the upcoming film adaptation Seventh Son, including when he met the Spook himself, Jeff Bridges! The event consisted of a PowerPoint presentation revealing the dark real-life places and mysterious legends the books are based on and photos from the set of Seventh Son as well as chilling book readings. Students were delighted to listen to his stories and meet the author in person after his talk, when he spoke to students and signed copies of his latest book 'A New Darkness'.
Lunchtime and After School Activities
We offer a great variety of lunchtime and after school clubs throughout the week. These range from Basketball, Hockey and Table Tennis to Glee, Dance and Ukelele Clubs. For Years 10 & 11 we also offer GCSE support and revision clubs for selected subjects. To see the full range of what we offer, please click here.
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.