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Clacton County High School

Clacton County High School is an inclusive 11-19 comprehensive school with almost 1800 students across a split site. CCHS sits in the heart of our community and we are all incredibly proud of our achievements.

We believe that our students have an entitlement to a first class education and we provide them with the opportunities they need to excel. In return we expect them to work hard and respect and value others.

Our aim is to create the right environment where each student is able to maximise their potential to become a confident, independent and successful adult. We recognise that each student has individual strengths, needs and ambitions and we have the highest expectations.

More than just achieving good academic results, being a CCHS student is about having compassion and empathy for others, developing an understanding of the importance of community; local, national and global, and encouraging a ‘can-do’ attitude to any problems or challenges.

At CCHS we recognise that every student is unique and although we may not necessarily have identical beliefs or ideals; everyone matters. Respect for others regardless of background, faith, colour, race or gender is important; our school community is a family.

Through our PROUD values and ideals, shaped by our students; Perseverance, Responsibility, Opportunity, Unity and Diversity, we teach our students to be PROUD of what they do and what they achieve.

Higher Expectations; Raising Aspirations; Transforming Lives

About our school experience

Welcome to Clacton County High School, a fully mixed ability comprehensive school in North East Essex. We are one of 10 local schools that are part of Sigma Trust. We work closely with North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) and have a huge amount of experience in teacher training over a significant period of time. We can offer experience in almost any curriculum subject, most of which would be from 11 to 18, with a wide variety of courses pre and post 16. Our staff will be able to give you the advice and support that you need for your next steps. Initially visits will be for one day and would be mainly lesson observation. This could result in a longer placement as necessary. No DBS would be required for the 1 day visit, but it would be for a longer placement and a fee for the relevant checks may be charged at that stage.
Start and finish times
8.30 to 3.30
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Yes - part of NETT (North Essex Teacher Training)

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • None
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

First week, Tuesday and Wednesday only (9th and 10th April)

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 6DZ
Map showing Clacton County High School

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking is available in the school car park or Clacton leisure centre which is adjacent to the school.

Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 6DZ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish