Letter from the Rt.Hon. David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, congratulates the school on its excellent performance in 2013.
The Principal Reports......
The PROUD ethos is now well established at Clacton County High School.
There is so much to be proud about; academic achievements, charitable works, liaison with other schools, sports performances and drama presentations, showing an amazing breath of diversity and contributions to the Clacton community.
The achievements of our students over the past year show the best results the school has ever seen. This was highlighted this month in a report produced by Ofsted and the DfE which outlines the outstanding progress made by Year 11 students last year. For the second year running we are placed in the top 2% of schools in the country in terms of overall progress. Students of all abilities achieved significantly above the national average. The report provides the data for the performance tables to be published in the start of 2014.
For the past 85 years the school has been an integral part of the Clacton community and this was no better demonstrated than the action we took, in association with Tendring District Council and local volunteers, at the start of December. Parts of Clacton were facing the biggest storm surge since 1953 which at that time ended with the loss of 37 lives. As someone who was born on Canvey Island, and whose parents survived the floods to marry on the island the following month, I am well aware of the danger that parts of Clacton faced. I was therefore more than happy to make the school available to the 400 local residents who were evacuated from their homes over night. The efforts of all of those involved were a credit to the town.