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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Early School Closure

Please find details below regarding school closing early on Thursday 28th September 2023. Please ensure arrangements are made for your child to get home safely. There’s also a reminder about our inset day.

Meet our LGBTQ+ Staff Allies

Meet some of our LGBTQ+ staff allies at Patcham High School who aim to create an inclusive environment and provide help and support to our LGBTQ+ students whenever they need us. There’s over 30 staff who can be identified by …

A Flashback to Sports Day

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Exam Results Day!

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Sports Awards Y7 and Y8

We recently celebrated Sports Awards for Year 7 and Year 8, awards included Fastest Swimmer, Teacher Award Winner, Players Player Winner, Club Player Winner and Sports Person Award. They were given across a range of sports including: Swimming, Athletics, Football, …

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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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We're pleased to announce our forthcoming open evening at Patcham High School on Thursday 28th September from 5.45pm to 8.30pm; for Year 6 parents who would like to come and visit our school. Spread the word...
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Congratulations to our U13's female cricket team who qualified for the County Finals. It was a close game against Bexhill
Academy...unfortunately, we lost by just 5 runs but it was a great team effort - well done!
#cricket #cricketforgirls #teameffort #girlscricket

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