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

Winter Holiday Activities and Food

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme returns over the Christmas holidays. The HAF winter programme provides free activities for school-aged children and young people in Reception to Year 11 in receipt of benefits-related free school meals. Children attending also …

Upcoming Events

Please find details of our upcoming events this month along with details of the end of term/start of new term arrangements.

It’s All For Charity!

Patcham High School’s Christmas Charity Collection have gone live this week. This year, Key stage 3 tutor groups (Years 7, 8 and 9) will be collecting items for The Clock Tower Sanctuary. Based in the city centre, the Clock Tower …

Raise Money Whilst You Shop!

Easyfunding is a fantastic way to raise valuable funds for our school every time you shop online and it won’t cost you a penny! Whether you’re doing a food shop, booking holidays or buying car insurance, every time you purchase …

Patcham Press – Launched!

Our first issue of the Patcham Press has just been published featuring a selection of brilliant news, culture, and opinion articles (and a cartoon), all written by our very talented Patcham students! Copies will be available to read in tutor …

Christmas is Coming!

Exciting news, tickets for our Winter Concert are now on sale! Join us on Thursday 14th December from 7pm for a selection of songs from the noughties along with some festive favourites to get you in the mood for Christmas! …

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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