It is our intention at Claydon High School that all students achieve the very best they are capable of.
We know that sometimes life is tough and some of our students need a little extra support.
We utilise our disadvantaged student funding to support students to undertake a wide range of activities and be in receipt of some additional learning support.
We have a very clear vision and ethos for our school and have a clear strategic direction which enables us to get the best from our funding.
The process we go through to overcome the barriers and narrow the educational gap is as follows:
Following DfE guidelines:
“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility”.
We feel it is essential to support students by offering a range of support and interventions. We know that no single intervention or support strategy can provide the answer to making good progress and it is the combination of support and intervention that is most likely to have an impact with our students.
The support offered is aimed at motivating, building confidence and helping students to be resilient in overcoming barriers that they may face so that they leave our school having made good progress with options available to them for their next steps.
We know that gaps still exist between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students and it is our aim to eradicate these gaps as quickly as possible.
For further information please find the following links:
Please click here to access a copy of the Exam Timetable 2018.
We are recruiting for a Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Exam Invigilators. Please click on the Vacancies page for more details.
Please click here to access a copy of the sponsorship form.
If we have to close the school this will be published on our website and broadcast on local radio stations (BBC Radio Suffolk 103.9FM and Heart Radio 97.1 and 96.4FM) and also posted on the Suffolk County Council website http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk/
On 5th February a group of 40 students were joined by a fantastic band from Guildford called Kissed and Crowned and a team from I.E.M. (Industry Education in Music) to take part in a Rock Band Workshop and concert. Students from across all year groups split into groups to form separate bands and spent the day composing original pop music from scratch. With a very tight deadline, this was a huge challenge but our talented students worked extremely hard, using advice and guidance from the professionals to come up with some impressive and original material that was performed at a concert on the very same evening!
Many thanks to parents/carers for their support and well done to all who took part.
Please click here to access a copy of the Internal Core Exam Timetable (Feb/March) for Year 11.
Well done to the whole school community for creating 33 amazing hampers which were donated to the Chapman Centre in Ipswich, to be redistributed to those in need locally at Christmas. Thanks also to parents/carers and staff for the donations from home, your generosity is very much appreciated.
Many thanks to all those parents/carers and staff who supported the PTA Grand Christmas Draw. They raised a magnificent £1125 which will be distributed among departments in school to go toward resources and activities for students. Sincere thanks to all the local businesses and organisations who donated prizes.
Congratulations to the ‘Throwback Festival’ team whose well researched and very detailed plans for a 1980s & 90s themed festival saw them crowned overall winners of the WOW Week Challenge Cup! Our congratulations also go to the runners-up, 'Cinefest' and 'Sport5' and all the students who took part. Your dedication, teamwork, leadership and commitment was clearly demonstrated in the fantastic ideas and portfolios of work that you produced over the course of the event. Special thanks also go to our guest speakers, whose support was vital in making the event the success it was.
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.
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.
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.