Discover your remarkable at Clacton Coastal Academy

Mr. Lees

Executive Headteacher

Clacton Coastal Academy

Welcome to Clacton Coastal Academy and thank you for expressing an interest in our Academy.

As Headteacher my main focus is to enable each and every one of you to achieve your very best. I am looking forward to working with you, with the support of the fantastic staff that we have at Clacton Coastal Academy, to enable you to find your very own remarkable.

I started at CCA as Headteacher on 1 July and I am extremely excited to welcome you to join me at the start of this exciting phase of our journey to success. CCA is a growing Academy with fantastic facilities and strong ethos of care and support for each and every young person.

The Virtual Open Evening will be an opportunity for you to meet staff and students, hear from myself in the Headteacher’s talk and to see all that can be achieved by your son / daughter next year at Clacton Coastal Academy. I do urge you to apply early to avoid disappointment. We will also take the opportunity during the evening to discuss all that we can offer your son/daughter academically and pastorally to ensure that during their time at CCA they are inspired to find their remarkable.

As a follow up to the Virtual Open Evening we will be running the following events to support your decision and to ensure that the transition into CCA from your son/daughters primary school is as smooth as possible.

I am very keen to make CCA even better for students, and look forward to sharing our vision with you at our open events.

Copy of Transition Event March '21

Year 6 Transition Event

Transition booklet.pdf

Transition booklet

Transition Team

Transition Timeline

Draft Timetable - Virtual Taster Sessions

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.

There are opportunities on the curriculum to accelerate (fast-track) or receive ‘booster’ or support lessons as appropriate. Students are set in most subjects as they progress through the academy but flexibility is built into the curriculum to allow movement between sets as the need arises.

Additionally, there are a variety of enrichment activities to enhance our curriculum. There are also various clubs (including in sports and artistic subjects) and there are Personal Development Days and Data Conferences in which lessons are collapsed to allow students to experience a deep learning experience that is challenging, inspiring and opens their minds to new experiences.

Our curriculum at KS3 is centred on the important Core curriculum areas of English, mathematics and science. Students will also study a variety of arts, humanities and languages subjects alongside the core curriculum. Year 9 students gain further transferable skills by choosing subjects to specialise in for the year and year 10 and 12 students begin on their choices for GCSE and A level study. 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

Chelsea Foundation

Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation brings together the Football in the Community and the Education department along with the club’s other charitable and community activities, including our international work and anti-discrimination projects.

As one of the world’s leading football social responsibility programmes the Chelsea Foundation uses the power of football and sport to motivate, educate and inspire. We believe that the power of football can be harnessed to support communities and individuals both at home and abroad.

On top of our outstanding football development programmes, the Chelsea Foundation works on a broad range of initiatives focusing on employment, education, social deprivation, crime reduction, youth offending and much more.


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.

Key Dates

31 Oct 2020: Final date for applications

1 Mar 2021: Offers of a school place sent to parents and carers, including offers from other Local Authorities and own authority schools

By 15 Mar 2021: 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

If you have any queries, please contact school office on 01255 428131, or via the form below

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