Parent News

Summer Term 2020
Friday 24th April 2020

Home Study - Weekly Rewards

Home Study - Weekly RewardsTo kick-start the summer term, we have launched a new home study scheme to reward and boost student’s efforts for completing the work set by teachers on our learning platforms. Every week that home schooling continues, there are forty prizes up for grabs to reward and motivate students.
Year 7 and 8 students - Every week, aim to be one of the top 10 learners in each of your subjects for a chance to win a £5 Amazon voucher in a weekly draw. There are eleven prizes to win each week, with complimentary emails sent to all the top ten students in each subject, congratulating them on their week's work.
Year 9 and 10 students - Aim to be one of the top 10 students in each of the subjects that you study for a chance to win one of six Amazon vouchers each week – one £5 prize for each of our six faculty areas. Again, complimentary emails will be sent to each of the top ten students in each faculty.
Good Luck and keep up all the hard work being recorded across our learning platforms.

Summer Term 2020

Until Further Notice Home schooling continues
See our Home Study webpage
The CCHS school reception and telephone lines are open weekdays from 9am to 3pm.
Friday 8th May VE DAY 75 - Bank Holiday
Monday 25th –
Friday 29st May
Whitsun Half-Term Holiday
No Home Study work will be set during these dates.
Friday 17th July End of Term

The full term dates for the next academic year 2020-2021 are available on the School Calendar webpage. Please do not use any unofficial websites, or dates listed on Google when checking term dates, as they may not be correct. Please only use the school website to check term dates.

Support for Families

Our new support webpage is now live, providing a central point for information and links to help families access support and advice during the prolonged school closure - Support for Families - Coronavirus Pandemic. Topics include - wellbeing advice to support positive mental health, argument resolution advice, educational psychology service, Essex child and family wellbeing service, remote learning tips, bereavement support and domestic abuse contacts.

CCHS PROUD Community

Before the Easter holiday, we launched our CCHS PROUD Community, asking students and families to let us know what they have been doing to help and bring cheer to others within our community at this uncertain time. Thank you to those who have let us know what you have been doing to help and support others. Many students have been busy creating NHS rainbows to display in their front windows and have been joining the nation for the ‘Clap for our Carers’ every Thursday evening. CCHS PROUD Community
We would love to hear about more of your children’s PROUD missions, so that we can share them in Parent News. Please send any articles and photos to  

Stay Safe Online

As students are now spending even more time online, the National Crime Agency (NCA) are predicting a rise in online grooming and sexual abuse, due to coronavirus pandemic. Many students are turning to social media to find ways to communicate with others. This is currently an essential part of their mental wellbeing, as long as they are being safe and only talking to people they know.
Please can we ask parents and carers to be more aware than ever, about who their children are communicating with online and the importance of staying safe.
Visit the NCA website for information about organisations offering eSafety advice. In addition, the Internet Matters website is also a recommend source for online resources and advice to support families. They have a dedicated #StaySafeStayHome webpage, relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, providing expert advice, resources and tools to make the best use of tech safely, during the national lockdown.