Year 6 into Year 7

Year 6 into Year 7 - Transition to CCHS 2022

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Clacton County High School (CCHS). We look forward to working closely with you over the next few years.

Our Transition Team have now visited each of our feeder Primary schools to meet and speak to those Year 6 students who will be joining CCHS in September. The Transition Team will have shared what students should expect when they join CCHS, and to answer any questions about the school. As part of the visit, students are provided with a Year 6 into Year 7 Transition Information Booklet - the booklet contains all the information that students need to know to help prepare them for starting their secondary education at CCHS in September. It also contains information for parents, including details about the CCHS uniform and the equipment that students require - copies are available to download below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email CCHS and a member of the Transition Team will respond:

Year 6 into Year 7 - Induction Day

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students on Thursday 7th July for their Induction Day.
Students should arrive to CCHS at 8.45am, to then meet at our new Sports Hall - staff will be present to direct students.
Students need to be collected at 2.50pm at the front of the school on Walton Road. Students joining us for the day should attend in their current Primary school uniform.
Families who wish to accompany their children to CCHS for this day are welcome to say goodbye at the flagpole at the front of the school, after which we would appreciate that new students make their own way to the Sports Hall themselves, supported by CCHS staff. 

Induction Evening Arrangements
Parents/Carers will be sent an invitation to attend a presentation in the school hall with their child. Doors open at 5.15pm and the first presentation will commence at 5.30pm.
The evening is expected to finish by 7.00pm

• Year 6 into Year 7 - New Intake Student Guide 2022 - Click link to download

• Year 6 into Year 7 - Parents' Information Booklet 2022 - Coming Soon... Watch this space

• Year 6 into 7 - SEND Introduction 2022 - Click link to download and then open to ensure all embedded audio and video is accessible.

• CCHS Parent Information and Support - Click link

CCHS Free School Meals - Online Application; ParentPay - Cashless Catering - How to Guide; Go 4 Schools - Parents Login; Instrumental Lessons at CCHS from Essex Music Services; Teaching & Learning @ CCHS; CCHS Policy Information; CCHS Young Carers Statement
NB. If your child received 'Free School Meals' at Primary School you must re-apply uisng our Online Application
(This is different to the Essex County Council FSM application, as we use an alternative provider)

• Year 6 Students  - Please click here for additional information about starting at CCHS and our Transition Project.

School Uniform Sizing in School

Anglia Sports and Schoolwear are offering the opportunity to size up and/or purchase uniforms at Clacton County High School on Wednesday, 3rd August between 10.30am – 2.00pm.
ENTER VIA THE MAIN SCHOOL DRIVE and follow the signs to the gym (entering through doors from the school field).

Please note that the Year 7 tie will have a blue stripe this year; 
PE polo shirts are navy blue - with or without the CCHS logo
(White polo shirts are not part of the Year 7 PE kit)

- Click Here for full uniform information.

Year 7 First Day Arrangements

Friday 2nd September 2022

The first day at CCHS for our new year 7 students will serve as an additional induction to the school. Year 7 will be the only year group present in school on this day.

Students should meet in the school sports hall at 8.45am promptly.
Staff will direct students to where they need to go.
We will take formal photographs on the first day.

Useful Information

CCHS Term Dates 2022-2023

CCHS Uniform Requirements

Our uniform supplier details are:
Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd

Telephone: 01255 474550
Fax: 01255 474570

Transition Project for Year 6 Students

Below are a few activities that we would like you to complete at home before you join us in September.

• CCHS Transition Project 2022 - please download a copy to complete on paper or electronically.
Please bring this to school with you on the 2nd September.
If you need some help, learn a little more about PROUD @ CCHS by reading about our PROUD ideals by clicking here.

• CCHS Transition Poster Competition - download the instructions and then complete on paper or electronically.

Do you need a little extra help with moving to secondary school?

Here are two useful websites with some great advice for those starting secondary school this summer - just click on the links and explore:

• Young Minds - Find Yor Feet - Transitioning to Secondary School
• BBC Bitesize - Starting secondary school

Frequently Asked Questions

• Why am I in a different form to my friends?

Form time only lasts for 15 minutes each morning. The rest of the day you will learn with different students in many of your lessons. When you join secondary school, it is an ideal time to enlarge your friendship group - you will make new friends very quickly.

• How are the form groups decided?

We have over 340 new Year 7 students to place into form groups. Year 7 is split, roughly in half, into two teaching bands - X-Band and Y-Band. We have 6 form groups in X-Band and 6 form groups in Y-Band.
Students are assigned one of the twelve mixed ability form groups.

• How do I pay for a school dinner or school trip? 

The school is cashless. All students have a ParentPay account set up where money for meals, drinks and school trips or events can be added by parents/carers. 
Your fingerprint is recorded and this is scanned at the tills in the Clouds restaurant to pay for any meals or refreshments.

• What are the rules on mobile phone? 

You are welcome to come to and from school with your mobile phone. Once you are on the school site mobile phones are to be switched off and out of sight please. This applied throughout the whole day including social times. If they are seen or heard, the school will confiscate the phone for the day and a detention may be issued. 

• How will I find my way around school? 

You will have a tour of the school on your induction day in July. We’ll also remind you at the start of the first day in September. It won’t take long to work out where things are.