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

Main Office: 01473 836 110

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Headteacher:  Ms M Taylor

Parents in Partnership

Parent Teacher Association and Parent Forum

                                              “Working together for our children’s future”


Our aims are:

1.       To enable parents and carers to feel valued and included in the school community and have a voice regarding their children’s learning experience

2.       To support and value the school and its staff in their pursuit to enable our children to be the best they can be

3.       To raise money to provide resources, opportunities and experiences to enrich our children’s education

The PTA is a small but dedicated group of parents / carers and staff. We meet twice a term, once to plan and organize events etc. (this is held at the school) and once to catch up and brainstorm ideas (this is held at the pub)!

We run a number of events such as Quiz Nights and a Christmas Grand Prize Draw but also have other ways of raising money such as the 100 Club and ‘’. In addition, we help out at school events and do the obligatory cake baking!

We are always keen to welcome new members and grateful for any support - there are plenty of ways to get involved. Coming along to meetings and events also provides an opportunity to hear what is happening at school and offer your views and insight. You can also do this at the Parent Forum which meets once a term on a Wednesday at 4pm.

If you would like to get involved or just find out a bit more about the PTA, please contact Lisa Johnson via the school at or come along to our next meeting or event. We look forward to hearing from you.



Chairperson: Vacant    email:

Vice Chairperson: Vacant

Secretary: Lisa Johnson

Treasurer: Louise Van Den Berg

SLT Link: Ms M Taylor

Committee Members: Carol Cadwallender. Andrea Rumsby, Wayne Allen, Rebecca Sheridan






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Claydon High School Chairperson's Report 2015-2016

Claydon High School Chairperson's Report 2014-2015

Claydon High School Chairperson's Report 2013-2014





What is a 100 Club?

A 100 Club is a way of fundraising. Individuals buy a number for £1 a month and the collected amount is divided between the cause and the winners every month.  A great opportunity to raise funds for the school with a chance to win a cash prize.

100 Club Terms and Conditions



Who can join?

Anyone — as long as they are over the age of 16. We operate under a Small Society Licence and are registered with Mid Suffolk District Council. Parents, carers, staff, governors, grandparents, members of the community — everyone is welcome to join.

How does our 100 Club work?

Our year runs from September to August. Members are invited to buy a number(s) at the start of the year for £12 each, equivalent to £1 a month. Numbers can also be bought throughout the year paying the remainder of the year at £1 a month.

50% of the money for each month is given to the PTA and 50% is given to the prize fund for the draw. Of the total prize fund (which can vary each month depending on new members joining) 1st prize = 50%, 2nd prize = 30% and 3rd prize = 20%. With 100 members the first prize would be £25.

On the third Monday of each month the draw will take place at the school staff briefing, allocating  numbers for first, second and third prizes. The numbers will be returned back into the draw each month meaning members can win more than once in a year. If the third Monday falls in a school holiday it will take place on the closest available Monday. Dates are published on the PTA page of the school website .

After each draw the PTA will let the winners know so they can collect their prize from the school office. The names of the winners will be published on the PTA page of the school website and in each school newsletter.

At the end of the school year members will be invited to buy their numbers again.

Would you be willing to join?  Please do consider contacting us or completing the attached application form.

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Johnson via

Please click on the link to access an information sheet plus application form. 100 Club Application Form 2017 - 2018




Latest News


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.


Inclement Weather

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


Rock Band Workshop 

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.


Internal Core Exam Timetable

Please click here to access a copy of the Internal Core Exam Timetable (Feb/March) for Year 11.


Christmas Hampers

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. 


Thank you!

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.


WOW Week Challenge Cup!

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.


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.


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.


  • 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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