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.

Also, if you would like to book a zoom drop-in session with me to discuss any concerns you may have, I am 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

Best wishes

John McKee

John Mckee Teaching

Latest News

What's happening around Patcham High

We’re Winning at Swimming!

Congratulations to our year 7, 8 and 9 swimmers winning medals in 10 events, 6 of them were gold! Our female swimming team also came first place against stiff competition which included Roedean and Brighton College. Well done team!

Elevations Dance Show – What A Night!

It was a great two nights for Patcham High as over 100 dancers throughout the year groups performed a wide range of spectacular dances from different genres. Their talent shone through and all the practice and perseverance really did pay …

Employers, we need your help…

Can you offer a Year 10 work experience placement from 10th to 14th July ’23? It’s a valuable way for our students to gain experience in the work place. If you can help, please email: Nottaway@patchamhigh.org.uk **Please Share with others**

Year 10 GCSE Parents’ Evening

Please find the Year 10 GCSE presentation from the recent Parents' Evening which includes key date on mock exams. Year 10 Parents GCSE Evening

Year 7 Netballers represent Brighton & Hove

Great news, our Year 7 netballers successfully won a recent netball tournament and are now they’re representing Brighton & Hove in a Sussex Netball Tournament. We wish them luck with their next challenge!  

Wanted – Parent Governor

Would you like a say in our school? Do you have fresh, stimulating ideas? Do you want to be more involved in the school community? If so, this could be your chance to make a difference to our school. Read …

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.

Reducing the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory infections

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Whilst we learn to live with COVID-19 and other respiratory conditions, the imperative is to reduce disruption to the education of our students remains.

Our focus is on ensuring baseline infection prevention. This will not necessarily stop infection spreading but aims to interrupt the cycle of infection so that transmission of infection is reduced overall. The measures are:

  1. Ensuring good hygiene for everyone.
  2. Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes.
  3. Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated.
  4. Vaccination of those eligible


Reducing the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory infections

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Latest Events

Latest events at Patcham High

Year 11 Prom Night
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm