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

Main Office: 01473 836 110

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Headteacher:  Ms M Taylor


Suffolk Young Carers (SYC) are based in Old Norwich Road in Claydon and the school works closely with them to help support the Young Carers we have in school. Our young people could be helping with parents, siblings or the extended family such as grandparents. This could be for a  variety of reasons, ranging from physical and/or mental ill health to drug or alcohol related illness. In some cases the young people may not recognise they are a ‘carer’ if they do not physically look after someone, but it could be they are giving that person emotional support.

If the school is aware, there are things we can and do put in place, such as arranging meetings in school between our student and support workers from SYC or extending homework deadlines if necessary. There are regular lunchtime drop-ins, which are open to Young Carers and non-Young Carers. These drop-ins are a time to relax, have a chat with friends and have lunch. Some of our students love to cook and there are usually lots of cakes and goodies available. A SYC support worker is normally on hand to chat or give information if needed. The school can also make new referrals to SYC on a young person’s behalf.

SYC have held assemblies in school for all year groups to raise awareness and Claydon High School has recently been presented with the Gold Young Carers Award. We are very proud of this achievement and having already received the Bronze and Silver Awards.

Having spoken to some of our students who are Young Carers, some of them do not want everyone to know they are carers and are not comfortable in attending drop-ins etc. but we can support them in other, less visible ways. We also believe there are young people in the school who we have not identified as being a Young Carer, due to the reasons given above, which is understandable. However by raising awareness, Young Carers will know the school does support SYC, who the designated person is and that the help is there if and when they need it. 

How do I contact Suffolk Young Carers?

Telephone: 01473 835430

This line is available Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30, an answer phone will take your details outside of these times so please leave a message.

Website:  (please click to take you directly to the website)


Via Mrs Steele - Student Manager at Claydon High School

When is the next Drop-in Support Session for students?

Thursday 22nd September at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 20th October at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 17th November at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 15th December at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 19th January at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 23rd February at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 23rd March at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 27th April at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 25th May at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 22nd June at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 13th July at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Your Views?

I would be interested to know the views of parents/carers if you feel there is anything else we, as a school, could be doing to support SYC. Feel free to e-mail me if you do have any thoughts on this subject at

Mrs Angela Steele - Student Manager


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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.


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