Discover your remarkable at Clacton Coastal Academy
Clacton Coastal Academy
As Executive Principal of Clacton Coastal Academy, it is my pleasure to be able to offer you the chance to meet staff, students and to hear from myself in our ‘welcome talk’ about all that can be achieved by your son / daughter next year at Clacton Coastal Academy.
The evening will be a chance for us to demonstrate what CCA can and will offer your child in Year 7. You will have the opportunity to take part in Science experiments, Sporting and Musical activities, alongside trying the amazing food cooked by our excellent Catering students. Teachers and students will talk about the varied array of subjects that await your child and the broad and balanced knowledge based curriculum offer that ensures each and every student achieves their very best.
As an Academy in its third year of new leadership, I am delighted to be able to share with you that we as a school/community continue to go from strength to strength. I am particularly pleased with our strong GCSE, A-Level and BTEC outcomes in Year 11 and in our Sixth Form. Along with our high quality pastoral care, which has achieved flagship status through the ‘Quality Mark’ and increasing student numbers. I’m proud to confirm that we are currently full and oversubscribed in both Year 7 and year 8 so this is a very positive time to join Clacton Coastal Academy.
I very much hope that during our Open Evening you will gain a sense of the strong ethos that we have developed within the school. We aim to inspire students with a love of learning and ensure that they have the knowledge, skills and qualifications to help them achieve their goals in life and to find their remarkable.
Our Remarkable Curriculum
At the Clacton Coastal Academy we aim to ensure that every child ends up in successful employment. To that end we ensure that our curriculum creates opportunities for students to become independent and self-motivated with the ability to be responsible, determined and aspirational. All students are individuals who develop in different ways and at different rates and the curriculum is designed to meet those individual’s needs and provide appropriate technology, qualifications and experiences to support students into their chosen career pathways.
The curriculum is centred around core concepts which are sequenced in order to support students in every subject. Core concepts form the bones of the subject. These pieces of knowledge or skills unlock further learning. Core concepts are sequenced in such a way that students are supported to secure each essential concept before moving onto the next. These concepts are focused around a knowledge rich curriculum where students learn topics to a high level of depth to help them to tackle mastery of each subject discipline.
We prioritise the development of reading, writing and communication to support students to access new challenges in the curriculum as this is an essential element for success in our local context. Students have dedicated reading lessons, to enhance their reading skills and build a culture of reading. Students read for twenty minutes a day every day. Subject leaders work hard to build vocabulary and increase the number of opportunities for students to read in lessons, with at least one reading focused lesson per half term.
We recognise our young people as individuals, offering support and challenges to empower them to achieve their aspirations with a high standard of lesson content. Where students need further support they are provided with opportunities within our Remarkable Futures programme (which provides intensive support to students at risk of disengaging with education) or our Transition Curriculum (which provides an enhanced curriculum to accelerate the progress of students who join CCA with significant gaps in their learning).
Additionally, there are a variety of enrichment activities to enhance our curriculum that mainly take place during our Wednesday enrichment afternoons. Year 11 and the Sixth form have allocated intervention times and a study hub to support their revision as they build up to their public examinations.
CCA is committed to providing all of our students with a broad and balanced curriculum. It is our belief that this large discipline of all subjects helps our students to receive a strong traditional academic education, while also having time to find expression in the creative subject areas
Enrichment and Trips
Academies Enterprise Trust is the admissions authority for Clacton Coastal Academy. AET Admissions Guidance is available here.
Applications for places at the academy will be made in accordance with Essex Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements. They will be made on the Common Application Form and administered by the the applicant’s home Local Authority.
Clacton Coastal Academy has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils. Clacton Coastal Academy will accordingly admit at least 30 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. Clacton Coastal Academy will participate in Essex LA’s In Year Fair Access Protocol.
Please click below to download the admissions arrangements for each year.
31 Oct 2022: Final date for applications
1 Mar 2023: Offers of a school place sent to parents and carers, including offers from other Local Authorities and own authority schools
By 15 Mar 2023: Parents and carers must respond to the offer of a school place
Full application timetable available on the local authority website
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted via your Local Authority. For more information and to apply click on the button below