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

Main Office: 01473 836 110

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Headteacher:  Ms M Taylor


This year's 'Claydon Spotlights' production started life back in March, when a notice went up in school, asking students to sign-up if they had a particular talent or skill that they could showcase on stage. Well, it seems that we have an abundance of talent here at Claydon High School and we are very proud that we were able to showcase this over two performances on 27th and 28th June. The show featured a variety of acts, including: music, singing, dance, comedy, drama and much more. It was a bit nerve-wracking putting our trust in students to make decisions on what they wanted to do, but they did us proud with fantastic performances on the night. Huge congratulations and thanks to all the students (performers and backstage) who took part - you are a credit to the school! Thanks also go to parents/carers, staff and PTA for your support, it is very much appreciated.



Congratulations to the extremely talented cast and crew who transformed the school into ‘Rydell High’ and took us back to 1950s America, with a fantastic production of ‘Grease’ on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July. With high energy, humour, great choreography and, of course, all the favourite songs everybody knows and loves, the students did the school proud with outstanding vocals and strong performances all round! Thanks go to everyone involved, including performers, back stage crew, front-of-house, staff and parents/carers for their support during a very demanding rehearsal schedule - well done! 

To view a selection of photographs from the show, please click here.

Latest News

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


We are recruiting for a Teacher of English and part-time Cleaners. Please click on the Vacancies page for more details.

Years 7- 10 Internal Exam Timetable

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.

Headteacher's Update

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.

Important Notices

South Suffolk Learning Trust

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.

New Recycling Facilities

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.

New Vive Menu Launch

Image result for new menuPlease 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.


  • Successes and Highlights

    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.

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