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





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

Author Visit - Stewart Ross

We are delighted to be welcoming author Stewart Ross to Claydon High School on Thursday 25th September. Stewart will 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. He also teaches at universities in the UK and France and gives workshops and talks in the UK and further afield.

Latest News


Welcome to Year 7


We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Year 7 students (and their parents/carers).

Starting high school can feel a bit daunting at first but it is also very exciting and great fun. You will be part of a warm and friendly school community offering all the support you need to help you feel at home and to achieve your personal best in school. Your happiness, health & wellbeing are our number one priority.

Claydon High School may be a lot bigger than your old primary school but you will soon find your way around and make lots of new friends. We hope that you make the most of the opportunities you will be given during your time with us and always strive to 'be the best you can be'.

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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Please click here for Headteacher's letter to parent/carers and students


  • 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

September 2014

Thu 25 @12:30:Year 7 & 8 Author Visit

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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