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

Footie Tour to Holland!

This week we’ve had the pleasure of taking some of our Y8’s and Y9’s on a football trip to Holland. Here’s a few photos that we wanted to share with you. Yesterday they completed a training session at Feyenoord and …

We Were Rocked!

Students of Patcham High School recently put on a production of ‘We Will Rock You!’, it was a great success and we are so proud of everyone who was involved in making it happen. The quality of the acting and …

End of Term Arrangements/Return to School Details

Please find details below about the end of term arrangements; as well as return to school details for September 2024.

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Achievers!

We’re super proud of our Y9 students who recently completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards. First up was the training followed by the real thing; which included sleeping under canvas, map reading and lots of walking! Congratulations to the …


Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are really sorry to say that this year’s Art & Photography exhibition has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We are hoping to be able to reschedule it early on in …

**Time Change**

Due to England playing in the semi-finals of the Euros on Wednesday (10th July). Our show ‘We Will Rock You!’ will now commence earlier at 6pm to enable you and the cast members to be able to watch the match. …

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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If you want to make a large donation in return for sponsorship; please call 01273 503908 and ask for Mr Brookes. Thanks

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