“Working together for our children’s future”
1. To enable parents and carers to feel valued and included in the school community and have a voice regarding their children’s learning experience
2. To support and value the school and its staff in their pursuit to enable our children to be the best they can be
3. To raise money to provide resources, opportunities and experiences to enrich our children’s education
The PTA is a small but dedicated group of parents / carers and staff. We meet twice a term, once to plan and organize events etc. (this is held at the school) and once to catch up and brainstorm ideas (this is held at the pub)!
We run a number of events such as Quiz Nights and a Christmas Grand Prize Draw but also have other ways of raising money such as the 100 Club and ‘easyfundraising.com’. In addition, we help out at school events and do the obligatory cake baking!
We are always keen to welcome new members and grateful for any support - there are plenty of ways to get involved. Coming along to meetings and events also provides an opportunity to hear what is happening at school and offer your views and insight. You can also do this at the Parent Forum which meets once a term on a Wednesday at 4pm.
If you would like to get involved or just find out a bit more about the PTA, please contact Rebecca Sheridan at email@example.com or come along to our next meeting or event. We look forward to hearing from you.
President: Chris Sim
Chairperson: Rebecca Sheridan email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chairperson: Vacant
Secretary: Rebecca Sheridan
Treasurer: Anneke Borrett
Committee Members: Jill Cross, Carol Cadwallender. Andrea Rumsby, Wayne Allen, Tracey Evans, Louisa Van Den Berg, Georgina Bolton, Alex Edwards
The PTA will be holding it’s annual AGM on Thursday 8th September 2016 at 6.15pm. For more details please click here.
A 100 Club is a way of fundraising. Individuals buy a number for £1 a month and the collected amount is divided between the cause and the winners every month. A great opportunity to raise funds for the school with a chance to win a cash prize.
Anyone — as long as they are over the age of 16. We operate under a Small Society Licence and are registered with Mid Suffolk District Council. Parents, carers, staff, governors, grandparents, members of the community — everyone is welcome to join.
Our year runs from September to August. Members are invited to buy a number(s) at the start of the year for £12 each, equivalent to £1 a month. Numbers can also be bought throughout the year paying the remainder of the year at £1 a month.
50% of the money for each month is given to the PTA and 50% is given to the prize fund for the draw. Of the total prize fund (which can vary each month depending on new members joining) 1st prize = 50%, 2nd prize = 30% and 3rd prize = 20%. With 100 members the first prize would be £25.
On the third Monday of each month the draw will take place at the school staff briefing, allocating numbers for first, second and third prizes. The numbers will be returned back into the draw each month meaning members can win more than once in a year. If the third Monday falls in a school holiday it will take place on the closest available Monday. Dates are published on the PTA page of the school website .
After each draw the PTA will let the winners know so they can collect their prize from the school office. The names of the winners will be published on the PTA page of the school website and in each school newsletter.
At the end of the school year members will be invited to buy their numbers again.
Would you be willing to join? Please do consider contacting us or completing the attached application form.
If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Sheridan
Please click on the link to access an information sheet plus application form. 100 Club Application Form 2017 - 2018
Dates of draws 2016-2017
Prize Winner Lists
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.
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.
Please click here to access a copy of the core internal exams taking place in November for Year 11 students.
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.
We have raised a fantastic £303 for Macmillan Cancer Support! Many thanks to all those who baked, purchased cakes or helped in any way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.