Welcome to Clacton Coastal Academy

Early Closure - Tuesday 24th September

Dear Parents/Carers

As you may be aware, our Open Evening for prospective Year 7 students and their families is on Tuesday 24th September and I am sure you will all appreciate the importance of the event and the work that goes into preparing for it.

Therefore, in order to allow the school to be properly prepared for the evening our school day will run slightly differently on Tuesday 24th September; lessons will continue as usual in the morning and there will be an extended break time to ensure students have the opportunity to access the canteen if they wish. Lessons will end at 12:00 pm and, at this point, students will be able to go home. From 12:00 pm, staff will be preparing for the Open Evening so there will be no further lessons and all students will need to be off-site.

On Wednesday 25th September, students will be required to arrive for lessons to start at the normal time of 8:40 am. As usual students are welcome onto the school site from 8:20am.

It is always the case that many students help in subject areas and in guiding families around the site on this important occasion. If your child is involved in this way, they will bring home a letter with a permission slip detailing their role. If there is an issue with your child leaving at midday and returning to help we may be able to accommodate students in the academy. Please let us know if this will be the case.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs N Maytum


Timings of the School Day

The Academy will be open for students from 8:20.

8:40 - 9:40 - Period 1

9:40 - 10:40: Period 2

10:40 - 11:00: Break

11:00 - 12:00: Period 3

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch/Tutor Time

13:00 - 14:00: Period 4

14:00 - 15:00: Period 5

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

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.

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