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:

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

Textline for 12 to 15 year olds wanting the COVID-19 vaccine to discuss with the NHS

The Textline provides 12-15 year olds wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine – or those wanting to find out more about it – access to expert advice from registered healthcare professionals.  The service can be accessed by texting 07312277727.  The service does …

Catch-up vaccinations clinics for 12-15 year olds

If for any reason your child has not received their COVID-19 vaccine, we are running a series of catch-up clinics across Sussex between 25th October – 31st October, 2021. These sessions will not be in schools, but at sites across the county.

Open Evening – Headteacher’s Address

The Headteacher’s address was recorded for prospective parents and carers if they were unable to make this year’s Open Evening. Open Mornings are held this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.45am – 10:30am. There is no need to …

Paxton Employees Volunteer for Student Mentoring

The Brighton-based technology manufacturer Paxton has partnered with Love Local Jobs and Patcham High School, to provide student mentors for their Dare to Dream programme. Dare to Dream is an inspirational programme challenging young people to change the way they …

PE Bulletin W/C 18th October 2021

PHS PE Bulletin wb 18th Oct 21

Letter to secondary school parents – Education and Health Secretary

RP166.0 Letter to secondary school parents - Education and Health Secretary

Careers Newsletter – Year 10 – October 2021

Careers Newsletter - Year 10 Autumn INT

PE Bulletin W/C 11th October 2021

PHS PE Bulletin wb 11th Oct 21

Post 16 Progression Evening

Post 16 Progression Evening – Tuesday 12th October 2021 from 6.00pm to 7.45pm Dear Parent/Carer Patcham High School is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Post 16 Progression Evening for students in Year 11 and their parents/carers. …



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Patcham High's Twitter

Tweet's from Patcham High School

Year 11 Netballers were victorious against Blatch Mill yesterday and came second vs Kings. Year 7 Girls Football played their first ever match for school. They were brilliant and didn't stop running but were ultimately beaten 3-1 by Seaford Head in the County Cup. Well done team!

Our Patcham Year 8 Boys Football Team won 4-1 at the National Cup yesterday! Reece, Archie and Harri score goals worthy of a goal of the month competition (the other an own goal). Well done, you played brilliantly! #OneTeamOneDream @PatchamHighPE

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Latest Events

Latest events at Patcham High

Open Morning 3
8:45 am - 10:30 am
Patcham High School
Nasal Flu vaccines
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Christmas Concert 1
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Christmas Concert 2
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Carols in the Village
12:00 am - 12:00 am
8:35 am - 2:50 pm