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National Lockdown & Remote Education Information

Remote Learning Policy

Remote learning policy

Remote education provision: information for parents

Remote Learning Information for Parents

Student Wellbeing/Support for Parents/Carers

Student Wellbeing/Support for Parents/Carers


From Tuesday 2nd March Patcham High School will start to offer lateral Flow testing to all pupils, before they return to school on the 8th March.

Keeping Our School COVID secure

The safety of our school community at Patcham High is paramount. A thorough risk assessment is in place. The risk assessment  details the  control measures we are taking to mitigate risk from hazards associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have established a clear set of  COVID Secure Protocols for staff, students and parents. These protocols follow DfE guidance and are framed around proportionate protective measures for children and staff. It is essential that we all adhere to these protocols.

COVID Secure Protocols

Patcham Risk Assessment


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.

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.

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.

John McKee

Latest News

What's happening around Patcham High

Testing at Patcham High School

Pupil testing will start on Tuesday 2nd of March for all pupils. All parents / carers will have received an email with the first time slot. 


Dear Parent /Carer I hope you are well and staying safe during the final lockdown.

Year 9 Parents’ Evening

Parent Guide - Year 9 Parent Evening via Video Call - Thursday, 4th March 2021

Have your say – Changes to support active and sustainable travel in the city

Dear Parents / Carers   Have your say – Changes to support active and sustainable travel in the city   We’re seeing significant changes to the way people use the city’s streets. More of us are walking and cycling for …

Have you got a question or concern about your health?

School Nurse Info for students

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week – a week shining a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.   YMCA Dialogue is a BACP accredited counselling and therapeutic service providing therapists to schools across Sussex and …

Letter to Parents/Carers

Dear Parent/Carer   I hope you are well and keeping safe.   The main reason for writing is to thank you for the support and encouragement that you are offering your child/children with their remote learning. You are doing a …

Parenting During Covid-19 – Advice From Triple P

COVID-19 represents a challenge to families around the world that is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Most parents when confronted with a highly stressful situation like this have a basic concern for the wellbeing and safety of their children, …

Headteacher Virtual Drop-In Session

John McKee is available online (using the Zoom app) from 9-9.30am on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday to discuss any concerns you may have during the school closure.  Please email  to book an appointment.



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Patcham High's Twitter

Tweet's from Patcham High School

New vacancy: Director of Mathematics at Patcham High School. View more information and apply using the application form here #vacancy #education #mathematics

In the secondary participation leaderboards @PatchamHigh still leading the pack in B&H 12th in Sussex followed by @LonghillPE @LonghillSchool 17th & @BlatchMill @BlatchPe coming in 19th Great 👍 work from our cities secondary schools! @SussexSchGames @YourSchoolGames #active60

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Latest Events

Latest events at Patcham High

World Book Day
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Year 10 Parents’ Evening
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Teenage Booster and MENACWY
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Year 8 Parents’ Evening
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Year 7 Parents’ Evening
12:00 am - 12:00 am