Headteacher's Welcome

Creative, supportive and hugely aspirational; on behalf of the students, staff and governors welcome to Patcham High.

Located at the heart of our community, we are an energetic, proud and successful school. We have an unshakeable faith in the power of high quality teaching and want the very best for each and every student. We are passionate about education and relentless in our pursuit of improved standards and outcomes. We believe that all children can achieve.

Following a recent Ofsted inspection in April 2023, we our proud to say our school as been rated as ‘Good’. Ofsted also commented that our school ‘actively encourages all pupils to experience and value each other’s differences, cultures, backgrounds and abilities; with leaders who are passionate about education and relentless in developing pupils’ self-esteem and self-respect’.

Our aim is to develop well-balanced 16 year olds, ready to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously. We place great importance on high quality relationships, teamwork and a ‘can do attitude’. Our students display:

Pride and respect
Grit and resilience
Confidence and creativity

… they have hope for the future and they are qualified to make choices.

Best wishes

John McKee



Zoom Meeting with the Headteacher

If you would like to book a zoom drop-in session with the Headteacher to discuss any concerns you may have, he is available on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am – 10:20am in slots of 10 minutes.

To organise a drop-in session via Zoom, simply email Elise Holmes: eholmes@patchamhigh.org.uk

Latest News

What's happening around Patcham High

Jumping High!

Fantastic news… our male Y8/9 and Y10/11 athletes collectively won the Jumps Cup at the Senior City Athletics Championships; with some amazing performances in the High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump. This is a great achievement; especially since previously …

Art & Photography Showcase!

We’re having an Art & Photography Open House at Patcham High School and you’re invited! The date for your diary is: Thursday 11th July, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Art Department (rooms A1 & A2). It’s a chance to …

Year 11’s Leavers Day

Last Friday it was our Y11’s Leavers Day which featured an Assembly and finished with pizza, soft drinks, shirt signing and lots of photos. Good luck with your revision and exams, as well as whatever the future holds for you!

Tickets now on sale!

We are excited to announce this year’s summer musical is…’We Will Rock You!’ Join us for an iconic mix of Queen tunes coupled with performances by our talented students as they take to the stage to perform yet another wonderful …

Recognised for inclusion

Let’s end the week on a high!! We’re celebrating that Patcham High School has been awarded with the Rainbow Flag Award for a further 2 years! This is brilliant news and recognises our continued commitment to being an LGBTQ+ inclusive …

Football Cup Winners!

We’re very proud of our football trio – Isaac, Roman and George who recently played as part of the U14 Brighton, Hove and Portslade Schools District Team….and went on to win the Kent Presidents Cup; beating Maidstone with a final …

At Patcham High School we are committed to being a school for all and consider ourselves a proactive community who promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity. We are an Anti-Racist School who endeavour to create an environment which allows all our pupils and staff to thrive and learn from each other’s differences; experiences, cultures, backgrounds, identities and abilities. It is our intention to ensure that all students are supported to be proud of themselves, respect each other and ultimately succeed as young adults. We are particularly conscious of the need to ensure the identities of those from minority groups are acknowledged and celebrated – in every field, at all times, every day – whether students of colour or LGBTQ+ we have an overall aim of providing equal opportunities for all by having One Team and One Dream.



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Latest Events

Latest events at Patcham High

We Will Rock You!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We Will Rock You!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We Will Rock You!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We Will Rock You!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm