Welcome to Clacton Coastal Academy

*UPDATE* 3rd February onwards

Timings of the School Day

The Academy will be open for students from 8:00.

8:40 - 9:00 - Period 1 (Tutor Time)

9:00 - 10:00: Period 2

10:00 - 11:00: Period 3

11:00 - 11:20: Break

11:20 - 12:20: Period 4

12:20 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 14:00: Period 5

14:00 - 15:00: Period 6

Students are expected to be on site by 8:30 to ensure they are ready to start at 8:40. Students must have correct uniform and equipment to ensure they are prepared to learn.

CCA Staffing Update

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Following our previous communication regarding the revised behaviour expectations for the New Year, it is with regret that we announce the departure of Nicola Maytum as Headteacher. Nicola is moving on to a new challenge and all the staff at the Academy and within AET wish her all the very best for the future.

In the short-term, Dr David Moody will initially oversee the school and work through the current Senior Leadership Team to ensure a rapid improvement in pastoral outcomes as well streamlining certain aspects of the academy’s provision.

In the longer-term, AET will shortly announce the appointment of a Secondary Executive Director for Essex. This individual will have direct responsibility for AET’s five secondary academies in the region of which Clacton Coastal Academy is one. The new Executive Director will therefore spend a significant part of the week at the Academy. They will also advise on the appointment of Nicola’s full-time replacement. We have previously used this model to good effect in the London region and the stability it has brought means that our London schools are now beginning to thrive and deliver on our commitment of a remarkable education for all pupils.

We will keep you updated on developments as soon as we are able to, and in the meantime we would like to wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas break.

Yours sincerely,


David Hatchett Dr David Moody

National Director of Secondary Schools Executive Director

Academies Enterprise Trust Academies Enterprise Trust


Year 10 Work Experience Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended the work experience presentation. The slides and further information can be found by following this link. To clarify, students should only get one employer form completed to avoid duplication of placements.

Please contact the careers team if you have any further questions.

Miss Leatherby - Assistant Vice Principal

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GCSE Results Day

Congratulations to all of the students at Clacton Coastal Academy who received their GCSE results on Thursday. The day saw the culmination of 5 years of hard work, dedication and resilience. This years results showed a marked Improvement in the number of students achieving a 4+ (basic pass) and a 5+ (strong pass) in both English and Maths.

Individual successes were seen across a range of subjects. Samuel Curtis secured a Grade 9 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Abbie Gossage and Thomas King secured a Grade 9 in Mathematics and Tyler Sales secured the highest levels of progress in the year group. Arthur Levett was also one of our top performing students achieving excellent grades across all of his subjects.

A significant number of students will be continuing their studies with us as they move in Clacton Coastal Academy's 6th Form, where they will complete their further qualifications and work related learning programmes. We wish Year 11 the very best of luck for the next step in their journey.

Dale Jackson - Executive Principal

Key Stage 5 Results Day

Clacton Coastal Academy welcomed another strong set of results, with the majority of students securing their first choice university places. A number of students have also gained full-time employment as a result of the substantial work placements undertaken alongside their qualifications.

Laura Leatherby, Assistant Vice Principal for Key Stage 5 said: "I am delighted with the results our students have achieved and the variety of destinations they have chosen to pursue, both at university and the world of work. Our goal is to prepare students to fulfil their potential and secure the best possible opportunities for further education or employment. These results are a testament to the incredible drive and hard work of our staff and students and I am certain that this is just the beginning of many very bright futures."

"This year marks the first set of results for our hugely popular Childcare Diploma. 86% of students obtained a B grade or above, which is a fantastic achievement, especially considering that students also had to undertake 750 hours of work experience to complete the qualification. We put a great deal of work into educating our students about the different careers available to them, so these results are excellent evidence of the positive impact having a clear future focus can have on student performance."

A significant number of students were also supported by IntoUniversity, an innovative programme that supports young people to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

Key achievements:

Daniel Beck achieved a triple Distinction* in Creative Media and will go on to study Digital Film Production at the University of Suffolk.

Chloe O’Reilly achieved an A grade in Childcare and will study Early & Primary Education Studies at Anglia Ruskin University.

Kady Follon also achieved an A grade in Childcare and has been accepted onto the Childhood Studies course at The University of Essex.

Grace Fermor achieved an A grade in Childcare and has already secured a teaching assistant role at a local primary school as a result of her work placement.

Harry Collison achieved an A grade in the Design, Engineer, Construct qualification and has already secured employment at Dura Composites as a result of the work placement he had undertaken alongside his sixth form studies.

Ellie Gibson achieved a double Distinction and Merit in Business and has already secured an unconditional place at the University of Hertfordshire studying Marketing.

Liam Kirk achieved a double Distinction in Business and a grade B in his Institute for Fiscal Studies Diploma and will go on to study Business Management at The University of Essex.

Rebecca Knights achieved a B grade in Childcare and will go on to study Primary Education Studies at Anglia Ruskin University.