This year's 'Claydon Spotlights' production started life back in March, when a notice went up in school, asking students to sign-up if they had a particular talent or skill that they could showcase on stage. Well, it seems that we have an abundance of talent here at Claydon High School and we are very proud that we were able to showcase this over two performances on 27th and 28th June. The show featured a variety of acts, including: music, singing, dance, comedy, drama and much more. It was a bit nerve-wracking putting our trust in students to make decisions on what they wanted to do, but they did us proud with fantastic performances on the night. Huge congratulations and thanks to all the students (performers and backstage) who took part - you are a credit to the school! Thanks also go to parents/carers, staff and PTA for your support, it is very much appreciated.
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 were delighted to welcome two distinguished visitors to the school yesterday, Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice and His Honour Judge Rupert Overbury who is the Diversity and Community Relations Judge for Suffolk. They visited Claydon as part of their new initiative to have greater engagement with schools, both secondary and primary, so students learn about the courts and judicial system through lessons and other activities including visits to local courts for school competitions or to see the court sitting.
Form groups were set the task of producing a giant tetrahedron. The purpose of this was to show what we can do together, to be the best we can be, by using the principles of STEM as the driving force. Each tutor group was given enough dowel and elastic bands to make between two and four mini tetrahedrons. These in turn made a medium sized tetrahedron to be placed together to form one big one! Tutor groups had 20 minutes to build their mini tetrahedrons following some simple instructions given in an assembly. Year 9 Prefects helped Years 7 & 8 and the Year 10 Student Leadership Team constructed the giant final tetrahedron.
Despite some wet and wild weather, this task was completed in less than 60 minutes, split across the week. It just goes to show that from a simple concept, something bigger and more powerful can be the end result! Well done to all who took part.
Please click here to access a copy of the Summer Internal Exam Timetable for Years 7-10
Please click here to access a copy of the GCSE Exam Timetable 2018.
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.
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.
Please 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.
Claydon High School has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice in ‘Leadership through moral purpose’ under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education.