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

Y11 Half-term Study Sessions

We’re hosting Y11 study sessions in school over the May Half-term for those that want to come along, starting on Tuesday 28th May. See all details below:

Recognised for inclusion

Let’s end the week on a high!! We’re celebrating that Patcham High School has been awarded with the Rainbow Flag Award for a further 2 years! This is brilliant news and recognises our continued commitment to being an LGBTQ+ inclusive …

Football Cup Winners!

We’re very proud of our football trio – Isaac, Roman and George who recently played as part of the U14 Brighton, Hove and Portslade Schools District Team….and went on to win the Kent Presidents Cup; beating Maidstone with a final …

Mental Health Awareness Week 13 – 19 May

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s focus is on getting everyone to move more. We can ALL benefit from moving. Research shows movement is important for your mental health, it can increase your energy, reduce stress and anxiety …

A Thank You to our Lead Students

This week we took the time to recognise and thank all of our Y11 Lead Students and the roles they have played in their final year at Patcham High School; which has involved them taking on extra responsibilities throughout the …

Cheer take it away!

Recently our Cheer Squad; Patcham Panthers travelled to Milton Keynes to compete in the Schools Out Future Cheer competition. It was a very successful event! Sky Blue took 1st place as Division winners along with some excellent placings for our …

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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