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

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Headteacher:  Mrs S Skinner

Disadvantaged Students at Claydon High School

It is our intention at Claydon High School that all students achieve the very best they are capable of.

We know that sometimes life is tough and some of our students need a little extra support.

We utilise our disadvantaged student funding to support students to undertake a wide range of activities and be in receipt of some additional learning support.

We have a very clear vision and ethos for our school and have a clear strategic direction which enables us to get the best from our funding.

The process we go through to overcome the barriers and narrow the educational gap is as follows:

  • Identify barriers to learning for vulnerable students
  • Ensure we are very clear regarding our desired outcomes
  • Identify success criteria
  • Select strategies to bring about improvement
  • Implement strategies with relevant training
  • Evaluate strategies

Following DfE guidelines:

“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility”.

We feel it is essential to support students by offering a range of support and interventions.  We know that no single intervention or support strategy can provide the answer to making good progress and it is the combination of support and intervention that is most likely to have an impact with our students.

The support offered is aimed at motivating, building confidence and helping students to be resilient in overcoming barriers that they may face so that they leave our school having made good progress with options available to them for their next steps.

We know that gaps still exist between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students and it is our aim to eradicate these gaps as quickly as possible.

 

For further information please find the following links:

 

            Disadvantaged Student Policy

            2016-17 Disadvantaged Spend and Summary of Impact

            2017-18 Disadvantaged Spend and Summary of Impact

            

 

Latest News

Parent Governor Vacancies

Vacancies have arisen for parent governors on our local governing body. Parent governors are elected by the parents/carers of children attending the school. If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, please click here to find out more information on the process, what is required and how to be nominated.

Nomination papers must be returned by Friday 17th November

 

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.

 

Year 11 Internal Exam Timetable

Please click here to access a copy of the core internal exams taking place in November for Year 11 students. 

 

KS4 Curriculum Evening

Many thanks to those parents and Year 10 students who attended our recent KS4 Curriculum Evening. If you were unable to attend, you can access a copy of the slideshow and workshop below. 

KS4 Curriculum Evening Slideshow 

KS4 Curriculum Evening Revision Skills Workshop

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

macmillanWe have raised a fantastic £303 for Macmillan Cancer Support! Many thanks to all those who baked, purchased cakes or helped in any way.

 

Open Evening

Thanks to all our visitors for making our Open Evening such a success; we were delighted to welcome you to the school. Please see our website or call the school if you would like to visit again on one of our open mornings. We look forward to meeting you again soon.

 

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.

 

Welcome to Year 7

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Year 7 students and their parents/carers.

Starting high school can feel a bit daunting at first but it is also very exciting and great fun. You will be part of a warm and friendly school community offering all the support you need to help you feel at home and to achieve your personal best in school. Although Claydon High School may be a lot bigger than your primary school, rest assured that everyone will be happy to help you settle in, find your way around and make lots of new friends.

 

Results 2017

The wait was finally over for our Year 11 students when they received their GCSE exam results in August. They were the first cohort of students taking the new exams which are designed to be more challenging. Of our 120 students 65% achieved a grade 4-9 in both Maths and one of their English GCSEs; the grade 4 is equivalent to grade C in other subjects.  24% of our students achieved passes at grade C or 5 in their EBacc subjects. We had many strong performances in individual subjects including: Drama, Spanish, Science, PE and Food and Nutrition.

 

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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