Our aim at Claydon High School is to provide a high quality education which helps students to grow and develop as successful and responsible citizens in an environment which is supportive and caring.
We treat students as individuals and help them to achieve the very highest standards of which they are capable. We have high expectations of students and develop and encourage team work, respect and co-operation; all factors we believe help students to grow into self confident individuals, able to take a full and active part in their community.
Success and achievement are celebrated and we seek a positive partnership with parents/carers and those in the wider community.
To help us achieve all we set out to do we ask the following;
they are committed to their own learning
they show respect for others
they allow others to learn
they are tolerant of the views of others
they represent the school in the best way they can
they adhere to uniform rules
they tell us of their successes
you ensure students attend school regularly and on time
you ensure students have all the correct equipment and uniform
you support the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour and uniform
you encourage students to work to the best of their ability with both school and homework
you check and sign planners, contact the school if there is a problem and attend consultation evenings
high standards and expectations
information about progress and achievement
a broad and balanced curriculum
support with any concerns
guidance on post 16 studying, progression and opportunities available
We are very proud of the way we look after our students and work in many ways to make their stay at Claydon High School an enjoyable and happy one.
Where possible the form tutor will stay with their tutor group for the duration of their school life and is the first point of contact for parents/carers
Tutors, key stage leaders, student managers and subject teachers are available by appointment to talk to parents/carers
There are many opportunities to be involved in wider school life
Mentors are available to support students
Year 7 tutor groups have Year 9 tutor buddies
Senior prefects and prefects help us to look after new students
Rewards are given for a whole range of reasons
Celebration assemblies share student success and achievement
We have a school counsellor and weekly drop-in sessions with a nurse and police officer
Students with special education needs follow the same curriculum as all other students at the school but may receive additional support; any learning support provided is specific to the student. In key stage four students may take fewer GCSE courses and/or may be given the opportunity to participate in courses which better suit their needs.
All students identified as having a special educational need, either at Primary School or at Claydon High School, will have regular reviews and parents/carers will be involved. Where a child has an IEP this will be reviewed and updated twice a year.
Students who are behind their target grade may be invited to participate in our „level up‟ programme to help improve their Literacy and Numeracy.
We actively encourage parents/carers to work as partners with us in developing and supporting their child’s progress through such strategies as reading with them at home or helping with spelling and handwriting. We also work closely with outside agencies such as the LA Learning Support Team and Educational Psychologists who may be able to offer further support and advice. As the base for the Local Authority Dyslexia Unit we have access to CPD and resources.
Details of arrangements for co-ordinating special educational needs can be found in the Special Educational Needs Policy and further details can be discussed with Mr Pope, SENCO.
Students with disabilities - Claydon High School is committed to developing and promoting an inclusive community. Students with disabilities are admitted on equal terms and join in everyday activities with other students. A copy of our Disability Equality Scheme is available on request.
At Claydon High School we believe that all students are entitled to an education that will enable them to develop to their potential. We are committed to providing a challenging curriculum that will stretch all students. In addition to this we will identify opportunities to nurture and develop those students who are gifted and talented. These opportunities are identified and delivered by each curriculum area and through the Humanities Specialist Status and offer our students the chance to work with others of similar abilities in a challenging yet supportive environment. Students who are identified as being able, gifted and talented are invited to participate in a range of extension activities such as History Garbology Project and the Holocaust Memorial Contest. Some curriculum subjects also offer students opportunities to take additional qualifications such as extracurricular GCSE Philosophy and Ethics.
The security and wellbeing of our students are taken very seriously. All staff are trained in safeguarding procedures and all information regarding child protection and safeguarding matters is dealt with as confidentially as possible. Any concerns are referred to our Senior Designated Professional for Safeguarding.
World Autism Week takes place from 27th March - 2nd April. We will be raising awareness and promoting understanding with all students in school next week as part of this event. Please look out for more details.
On Saturday 29th April, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/carers are invited along to the Ipswich campus to find out more about studying a degree at university. This is a free event, which runs from 11.30am – 3pm, and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current students. For more information please click here.
Please support our annual fancy dress sponsored Fun Run and help us to raise funds to buy sports equipment and much more! Prizes awarded for the best fancy dress, biggest fundraiser and most dressed-up tutor group. Sponsorship forms and letters (please click) have gone home to Years 7, 8 and 9.
We apologise in advance to local residents for any noise disturbance on the day.
Huge congratulations to the talented group of 36 students who performed in the Celebration of Schools’ Music concert at the world famous concert hall at Snape Maltings on Tuesday 7th March. The choir performed three songs, composed by Claydon GCSE Music students, Matt, Eleanor and Ben, as well as taking part in a group piece along with several other schools in Suffolk. All students, including those who accompanied the choir, worked fantastically hard to give an amazing performance on the night and were an absolute credit to the school, well done!
Please click here for important information about future funding for Suffolk schools.
Part-time teacher training has arrived in Suffolk and Norfolk! If you are a graduate in maths, physics, chemistry, biology, languages, computing or geography and are interested in becoming a teacher, please click here for details on forthcoming information evenings.
Please click here to download the new lunchtime menu provided in our Megabites canteen by Vertas Catering. Please note that there is a three week rotation and w/c 20th February 2017 is week one.
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.