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

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Joan of Arc Success!

Our students recently put on a performance of Joan of Arc which ran over 4 nights. It was a tough topic to convey but they did a brilliant job depicting the patron Saint of France’s life and her role in …

Rome – February 2024!

During the recent February half-term, Rome was on the cards for 45 our year 10 and 11 Classical Civilisation and Latin students. The 4 day trip involved lots of walking as they visited most of the famous sites in Rome …

Heading to the National Table Tennis Championships!

On Saturday 27th January, student Sienna from Year 8; played some spectacular table tennis and went onto be crowned the Female Table Tennis U13 Sussex Champion! She now goes onto the National Championships in April. This is a massive achievement, …

Free Webinars on Mental Health

Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are running a series of free webinars to all parents/carers living in Sussex. See below for all the details Book here or scan the QR code in the poster below.

Patcham Panthers take 1st Place!

Both of our cheerleading teams; Sky Blue and Royal Blue performed magnificently in a recent competition at the K2 in Crawley. It was a very successful day with both teams taking 1st place in their category! Big congratulations to you …

Supporting Teen Mental Health

We are fully committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils and want to share the return of a radio programme which discusses this topic. It offers information and advice for parents and carers on how to …

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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There's still time to register for our Careers Speed Fair on Thursday 7th March, 8am - 10.30am. Share your knowledge and experience with our students about the big wide world of work! Email: nottaway@patchamhigh.org.uk
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