Parent News

Summer Term 2019
Friday 19th July 2019

End of Academic Year - Extended Issue

Celebrating the Achievements of our Students

At the end of each academic year, we acknowledge the fantastic achievements of students throughout the school. Form tutors nominate students from their forms for their conduct, work ethic, punctuality and overall enthusiasm, whilst the Pastoral Team select students under our PROUD ethos. Numerous other subject certificates and prizes are also awarded across the school to students who have excelled or shown exceptional perseverance to succeed.
Celebrating the Achievements of our Students Celebrating the Achievements of our Students
Celebrating the Achievements of our Students Celebrating the Achievements of our Students
Congratulations to all our award winners across the school. NB. Unfortunately, not all students listed are pictured.

The Future Expansion of CCHS

Over the past year, we have been working closely with Essex County Council and Tendring District Council with the view of expanding Clacton County High School to cater for growing student numbers. Last week we unveiled the plans to relocate our sixth form to the Tendring Education Centre site in West Clacton, hopefully for the start of the 2020/21 academic year. This move will give room for expansion at our Walton Road site to increase capacity to meet the need for additional secondary school places. The expansion project would require increasing the playing field space and see the building of a new ten-classroom block incorporating a four-court sports hall.
Our Executive Headteacher, Neil Gallagher, said: “This is a truly exciting development for the school and the town. CCHS is a community school with a mission to raise the aspirations of our young people. Being able to extend our provision, particularly at post-16, will make a huge difference to the opportunities for our young people locally. For several years the demand for places at CCHS has outstripped our capacity. These developments will ensure that children can access a local secondary school place and the sixth form centre will provide a local centre of excellence for our community.”

Celebrating Student Attendance

Celebrating Student AttendanceAlong with the academic awards, students are also rewarded for unblemished attendance records. Alongside the monthly and termly rewards, we acknowledge those students who have achieved full attendance for the whole year; some have achieved two or more years at 100% attendance.

2 Years 100%
Year 8 - Kenzie, 8x3; Ellie-Mae, 8x3; Abbie, 8x3; Mollie, 8x4; Reece, 8x4; Callum, 8x4; Joshua, 8x5; Ella, 8y1; Molly, 8y2; Jonathan, 8y2; Emily, 8y5; David, 8y6; Jeffrey, 8MAST; Tegan, 8MAST
Year 9 - Jamie, 9x2; Max, 9x4; Tyler, 9x5; Nicolas, 9y3; Jasmine, 9y4; Jessica, 9y4; Colleen, 9y5
Year 10 - Nana, 10x5E

3 Years 100%
Year 9 - Adam, 9y3; Alfie, 9Y4; Daniel, 9x5; Connor, 9y2; Craig, 9x2; William, 9y5; Alex, 9x1; Ellie, 9y3; Owen, 9MAST
Year 10 - Callum, 10Y2M; Sian, 10y3M

4 Years 100% - Harry, 10x4E; Sam, 10y3M; Benjamin, 10y3M; Megan, 11X4M
5 Years 100% - Peter, 11X3E; Shannon, 11Y1M; Wilf, 11Y3S; Harrison, 11Y5S
May we congratulate all those students with a 100% attendance record for the entire academic year and applaud all those who have maintained that record over subsequent years. NB. Unfortunately, not all students listed are pictured.
Celebrating Student Attendance

Year 9 into Year 10 – Spare Uniform Request

As our Year 9 students progress into Year 10 and they transfer into the upper school blue sweatshirts, we are always on the lookout for Lower School blazers and ties. Any spare uniform should be brought into school in September and given to our Pastoral Team.

Literacy – Summer Reading Challenge

Literacy – Summer Reading ChallengeThroughout the next academic year our whole-school literacy priority will be reading. To help kick-start this we are setting all of our students a Summer Reading Challenge. Students pledge to read three or more books over the 6-week holiday and will be entered into a prize draw.
1st place is a £20 book voucher; 2nd place is a £10 book voucher and 3rd place is a ‘Golden Ticket’ plus 50 achievement points.
All they have to do is submit a review for each of the books they read - follow this link for all the information and example book review templates for students to use. If students are struggling to think of books to read, then visit the ‘Love Reading’ website for some inspiration......

CCHS Annual Sports Awards Evening

CCHS Annual Sports Awards EveningLast week, our PE department held their annual CCHS Sports Award Evening, to celebrate the achievements of our CCHS Annual Sports Awards Eveningstudents who have excelled in extra-curricular activities this school year. Head of School, Chris Taylor, presented over a hundred awards to students to celebrate their exceptional achievement and performance throughout the year. These spanned across numerous sports, from football, rugby and swimming through to netball, rounders and athletics. Awards were also presented to a number of our Year 11 students, who have represented the school as members of our sports teams, throughout their five years at CCHS. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the overall male and female Sports Winner from each Year group. Congratulations to Year 7 winners Grace and Alfie, Year 8 winners Nina and Harry, Year 9 winners Aliyat and Sam, Year 10 winners Mia and Alfie, along with our Year 11 Sports Personalities, Hermione and Rob, voted for by students across the school.

Faculty Awards Evening

In conjunction with the Annual Sports Awards evening, our Vocational & Fitness and Production & Design Faculties held a joint awards evening to celebrate the magnificent achievements of students in their subjects across the year groups.Faculty Awards EveningThe awards evening included an exhibition of some of the art and design work produced by students and included the Art and Design Awards, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee. Certificates for ‘Outstanding work, effort and dedication throughout their course’, were awarded to the top performers in business, dance, drama, photography, art and other technology subjects, for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students. The Rotary Club donated generous prizes, which were presented to the winning students by David Davies, President of the Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee. Congratulations to all the winners, in particular Emily - Outstanding Lower School Performance, Harry - Outstanding Upper School Performance and Joe - Performing Arts Student of the Year.