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

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Headteacher:  Mrs S Skinner

Letter from the Headteacher


'Be the best you can be'


I am very proud of our students in their attitude to learning, their behaviour around school and the positive relationships they forge with staff and other students.

As a school we work tirelessly to bring about the best possible outcomes for students as we hold the firm belief that all students wish to succeed and be the best they can be in all they do.

Our vision statement outlines all we hope to achieve:

“Our vision for the students at Claydon High School is that they all achieve or exceed their potential, develop their independence and become enquiring and resilient learners who understand their role as outstanding members of the community, within and beyond the school, and are prepared for the challenges of the world.  All staff are committed to providing an inspiring, inclusive and aspirational learning culture in a supportive and stimulating environment that engages, enhances and promotes achievement.”

I am proud to be the Headteacher of a good school (Ofsted 2014) and I hope you feel enthused by our school and all we have to offer.


Sarah Skinner






Latest News


Year 10 and Year 11 students can collect their GCSE exam results in person on Thursday 25th August, between 9.00 - 10.30am in the Main Hall and between 10.30-12.00pm at the school’s Reception. If a parent/carer is collecting results on their behalf, they will need to bring a signed letter from the student giving permission. Uncollected results will be posted home to Year 11 students.



Many thanks to all those who attended the Sports Awards Evening last night; it was great to celebrate such fantastic individual and team sporting achievements. We would like to take this opportunity to say well done to all our finalists and winners along with the many other students who regularly participate in a sporting activity, be it for pleasure, fitness or competition.

Congratulations to the finalists in our 'Sports Personality of the Year' award (pictured) and the overall winners of each category below:

Nick Borrett - winner of S.P.O.T.Y. 2016
Grace Linford-Wood - winner of the P.E. Department's 'Commitment to School Sport Award'.
U15s Boys' Football Team - winner of the 'Team of the Year Award'.
Golf Team - second in 'Team of the Year'.
U15s Volleyball Team - third in 'Team of the Year'.

Special thanks to our guest speaker, Georgia Allen (pictured), who is a professional footballer and has played for Arsenal and England ladies' teams.



Many thanks to the local residents of Claydon and beyond who joined us for our annual Community Tea Party on Monday 11th July. A lot of tea, coffee, sandwiches and delicious cakes were consumed whilst chatting and being entertained by some of our talented student musicians.



Congratulations to the extremely talented cast and crew who transformed the school into ‘Rydell High’ and took us back to 1950s America, with a fantastic production of ‘Grease’ on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July. With high energy, humour, great choreography and, of course, all the favourite songs everybody knows and loves, the students did the school proud with outstanding vocals and strong performances all round! Thanks go to everyone involved, including performers, back stage crew, front-of-house, staff and parents/carers for their support during a very demanding rehearsal schedule - well done! 

To view a selection of photographs from the show, please click here.



Claydon High School was one of only four schools in the Eastern Region to be shortlisted for a DfE Character Award 2016. Our commitment to "providing an innovative approach to instilling positive character traits in students, ensuring that they are determined, confident and resilient; prepared for life in modern Britain" was judged to be 'highly commended'. 


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