How to take your home COVID test

How to obtain extra Covid Test Kits

If you do not have sufficient test kits please visit your local pharmacy and collect some free boxes; families can collect a maximum of 4 boxes at a time (which contain 7 tests).

To find your nearest stocked pharmacy please use this link:

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

Results Day 2021

Year 11 results day is on Thursday 12th August from 9am-11am. Students can pick up their results from the school hall at this time. Year 10 results are from 11am-1pm on Thursday 12th August also available from the school hall.

End of term arrangements

Dear Parents/Carers I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to: Detail the arrangements for the end of this term and the start of next term Provide information on asymptomatic testing Clarify uniform expectations End of term: School …

Supporting our pupils over the Summer

The information in the pdf below outlines some support and services that may be beneficial over the summer holidays. Visit our Emotional Wellbeing page for more information on support and services.

Letter to parents/carers

Dear Parent/Carer In light of the events that took place following the Final of the Euros, I would like to share the message that we have given to all students at Patcham High: The abusive racist messages directed at four …

Sports Day

Dear parent/guardian,   Our sports day is designed to be a whole school occasion to celebrate both participation and excellence in equal measure. Beyond both a sporting and community event it has also traditionally served as an informal farewell event …

Webinar – autism and anxiety

Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) have organised a FREE webinar delivered by Dr Sebastian Gaigg, an expert in the field of autism research, from the Autism Research Group at City, University of London.   Dr Gaigg has over …

Euro 2021

Dear Parent/Carer   I know that, like me, many of you will be glued to your television screens on Sunday Evening cheering on England in the final of the Euros. I am hoping that this is not a once in …

Eco Action Families – 2040

Before the end of term, all KS3 and Geography GCSE pupils will be watching the film 2040 to increase awareness of positive climate solutions for a more sustainable future. We have been given a license from Eco Action Families ( …

Access free holiday activity places for your child this summer!

Brighton Hove are working with a wide range of community organisations and playschemes to provide an exciting variety of free holiday activity places this summer, as part of the Department for Education funded Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme.  



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Latest Events

Latest events at Patcham High

Results Day
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:35 am - 2:50 pm
8:35 am - 2:50 pm
Start of term – Year 7
8:25 am - 2:50 pm