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.
If you need a paper copy of any information from this website, please contact the school.
FAO: Year 11 - Post 16 Travel Options
For information on the different travel options available to Year 11 when they leave school and start the next stage of their education/training, please click here or go to www.suffolkonboard.com/post16.
We are recruiting for a Teacher of English and part-time Cleaners. Please click on the Vacancies page for more details.
Please click here to access a copy of the Summer Internal Exam Timetable for Years 7-10
Please click here to access a copy of the GCSE Exam Timetable 2018.
Year 10 have had a particularly busy week with members of the student leadership team being appointed as future prefects for when Year 11 finish. Following their appointment they will support Mr Davies and students from all years in our giant tetrahedron building challenge on Friday. This is part of our STEM focus for assemblies this week and also links to our core principles of working together and overcoming difficulties to achieve a goal.
We had excellent attendance at Year 10 Consultation Evening, our second of the year, and it is crucial that students are aware how quickly the non-examined assessment and exams approach once they are in Year 11. The Year 10 reports also showed excellent attitudes to learning and a third of students received a headteacher award from myself to acknowledge this alongside exemplary attendance and positive behaviour over the year. Thanks to parents and carers for their attendance at this evening and ongoing support.
Suffolk One kindly hosted a visit from students in Years 7, 8 and 9 on Tuesday to showcase post 16 opportunities available to them locally and to help them identify future goals early on. These visits help individuals to hold high aspirations during their time at Claydon High School, ultimately working towards our goal of ‘being the best they can be’.
We are also quite busy in school making staffing appointments for next year which is always exciting! You will have an introduction to our new colleagues in the Autumn term via the newsletter.
For more news and information, please read my Summer Term letter.
On 1st June 2017, Claydon High school, East Bergholt High School and Hadleigh High School joined together to form a multi-academy trust - The South Suffolk Learning Trust. The three strong schools will be working together to share best practice within the partnership as well as supporting other schools in Suffolk. The South Suffolk Learning Trust (led by an experienced board of local trustees) intends to grow and support the learning of Suffolk youngsters aged between 3 and 19 and add positively to improving life chances of Suffolk children through effective collaboration.
Headteachers Sarah Skinner, Colin Turner and Caroline Gibson are delighted to be formalising partnerships across schools and enabling an even wider number of children to reach their full potential.
Recycle your unwanted clothing and paper and raise vital funds for your school in the process!
The PTA have arranged for paper and textile recycling banks to be situated in the coach car park at Claydon High School and are available for both school and community use. Please click here for more details. For safety reasons, restrictions of use apply when buses are dropping off and collecting students in the mornings and afternoons.
Please click here to download the new Vive lunchtime menu provided in our Megabites canteen by Vertas Catering. Please note that there is a three week rotation; dates are at the top of each page.
We are delighted to share the exciting news that Claydon High School has been named in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.