Parent News

Autumn Term 2018
Friday 19th October 2018

CCHS is a Good School – Ofsted

We are delighted to announce that we have now received the official notification letter and report from Ofsted detailing the outcome of our recent inspection.

Clacton County High School is a ‘Good’ School with ‘Outstanding features’

You will have received a letter today from our Principal, Neil Gallagher, which was emailed to parents, explaining the outcome in more detail, along with a summary of their key findings.
We hope that you will feel equally delighted with the comments made by the Ofsted inspection team.
A copy of the full Ofsted report can be viewed via this link, this will also be available on the official Ofsted website from 30th October.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health DayLast week, our newly formed Mental Health team marked World Mental Health Day by highlighting the topic across the school. The annual global day helps highlight mental health awareness, helps educate and endeavours to break the social barriers about the subject.
Mental health has been brought to the fore at CCHS with the formation of the new team to give help and guidance, along with support for our students. Throughout World Mental Health Day lessons touched on the topic of mental health from the perspective of each subject. This is the first time that there has been such a focus on tackling the stigma surrounding this issue that affects so many people in our lives. By the end of the day students had more of an awareness of the issue and an understanding of their own and others mental health needs and how they can support each other.
World Mental Health Day
Our Mental Health team aims to encourage everyone to be more open about mental health and they are available to offer support to students, every Wednesday lunchtime, in Room J6, including our student Mind Matters Mentors, if students would rather speak to someone of a similar age.
If you have any concerns about a student and want to ask for advice then please email the school at - students can also email to ask for support themselves.

'Aspirations Corner' Careers Advice

The knowledge we impart to students during their time at with us at CCHS, aims to empower each individual to discover what interests them. Ultimately, we endeavour to teach, advise and steer them towards further study in a subject area that stimulates their imagination and subsequently a career path and job, that they enjoy.
'Aspirations Corner' – Careers AdviceOur new Careers Hub micro-website is full of information about possible career paths and it is never too early to start thinking about the future. Careers information is not only for our upper school students; even those in Year 8 need to start thinking about subjects that interest them. Early next year they will start the process of selecting the GCSE and BTEC subjects that they want to study in Year 9 from September 2019.
In addition, our Career and Outreach team are always available to talk to and advise, as well as numerous open days that students and their families can attend at 'Aspirations Corner' Careers Advicevarious universities.
One of these open days is scheduled for Saturday, 27th October, at the University of Essex, in Colchester – 9.30am to 4.00pm. Their Undergraduate Open Day is targeted at Year 12 students and is a perfect way to get a feel of what student life at Essex is really like, but is open to families of students of all ages - Click here for more Information and to book a place.
Another open day is on Saturday, 17th November, at the University of Suffolk, in Ipswich – 11.30am to 3.00pm. Their Higher Education Family Awareness Day is free of charge and targeted at students in Years 7, 8 or 9, as well as their families. We encourage you to book a place in advance to avoid disappointment – Click Here for more information.

First World War Peace Party 6th Nov

First World War Peace Party – 6th NovIt has been 100 years since the conclusion of the First World War. To mark this important occasion, our Humanities team are holding a series of events to help reflect on the lives of the soldiers and their sacrifices.
The first of these is a Family Focus Event on Tuesday, 6th November, in our school hall, from 5pm until 6.30pm. The CCHS Peace Party will include performances, poetry, and remembrance, as well as refreshments. All donations will add to the CCHS Poppy Appeal Collection made on behalf of the Royal British Legion. Please indicate your intention to join us for this celebration by completing the form online HERE.