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

Main Office: 01473 836 110

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Headteacher:  Ms M Taylor

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 catch-up premium is additional to the main school funding and is targeted for each student in Year 7 who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or Mathematics at Key Stage 2. 


Year 7 Catch-Up Premium – 2016-17 Outcomes

For the financial year 2016/17 the school received £11,500 (matched to 2015-16 funding) in catch-up premium funding.  This is designed to support students who have not reached Level 4 in English and/or Maths at Key Stage 2.  The impact of our interventions has been generally successful and will be adapted to increase progress for 2017/18.

At Claydon High School 41 students who were below Level 4 received catch-up premium for either English or Maths or both.


  • 27 students received intervention and additional support. 
  • 93% of students made positive progress. 
  • 26% of students made more than expected progress and exceeded their targets.


  • 30 students received intervention and additional support.
  • 60% of students made positive progress and therefore a number of students will continue with support into Year 8.

English & Maths

  • 17 students received support in both subjects.
  • 82% made progress in both subjects.
  • 94% made progress in English.
  • 82% made progress in Maths.
  • In addition all Year 7s undertook ‘numeracy ninjas’.


Plans for 2017-18

For the current academic year (anticipated funding of £11,500), alongside the interventions of last year, we will also:

  • Increase the focus on Year 7 class support and tuition.
  • Purchase new assessment materials for group intervention sessions.
  • Target the use of LSAs to support ‘catch-up’ students in lessons.
  • Liaise with subject teams to develop common approaches to literacy and numeracy across the curriculum using new look school planner.
  • Raise the profile of lifelong learning skills to “Be the Best For Life”.
  • Change the curriculum structure for Year 7 to allow us to target support.


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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