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

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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






Latest News

Open Evening

WOW - what an incredible Open Evening we had on Wednesday 7th October.

We welcomed over 500 prospective parents/carers and their children to our school. Following a short presentation, visitors spent time looking round and experiencing the many varied activities on offer in each department. Highlights included: Mr Dunlop's exploding Jelly Babies in Science, Interactive robots in Maths, French and Spanish food tasting in Languages, the English department's 'Punctuation Face Challenge' and so much more! This would not have been possible without the help of the 200 Claydon High School student helpers and prefects who were absolutely fantastic. Much of the feedback received from visitors commented on how polite, friendly and helpful our students were. Well done and thank you all!


Matt Dickinson - Author Visit

We are delighted to be welcoming author Matt Dickinson to Claydon High School on Thursday 8th October 2015. Matt will start the day talking to the whole of Years 7 and 8 about his life, travels and his teenage books  - the ‘Mortal Chaos’ trilogy and ‘The Everest Files’. The rest of the morning will be spent with a selection of Year 8 boys, exploring ways in which to engage boys in writing with the aim of raising achievement in English. In the afternoon, Matt will be discussing documentary film-making with Year 11 Media students. For more information on Matt Dickinson and his work, please click here.


Raising Resilient Children Seminar

Triple P, the Positive Parenting Program are holding a seminar on ‘Raising Resilient Children’ in Bramford on Wednesday 14th October 2015. For more details, please click here.


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 friendly school community offering all the support you need to help you feel at home and achieve your personal best in school. Although Claydon High School may be a lot bigger than your primary school, rest assured that everyone will be happy to help you settle in and you will soon find your way around and make lots of new friends.

We know that you will have a wonderful time with us!


Best results ever!

2015: 69% 5 A*- C including English and Maths

Congratulations Year 11 on a fantastic set of results which you richly deserve. I am delighted that your dedication to learning throughout the past five years has been rewarded collectively with our best ever result!  As well as celebrating exam results, I would also like to pay tribute to the contribution you have made to school life in sport, music, drama, art and the many other areas of achievement and creativity in which you have excelled. I wish you all the very best with the next stage of your education and training and look forward to seeing you at our Presentation Evening in December.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their fantastic support and to highlight the hard work and commitment of all the teachers, staff, governors and wider community that has contributed to our success this year and helped students on their journey.

Well done to you all.

Mrs Skinner



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