Year 6 into Year 7

Year 6 into Year 7 - Transition to CCHS 2023

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: admin@cchs.school

• Year 6 into Year 7 - New Intake Student Guide 2023 - Click link to download

• Year 6 into Year 7 - Parents' Information Booklet 2023 - Click link to download

• CCHS Parent Information and Support - Click link

CCHS Free School Meals - Online Application; Arbor Pay - 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)

School Uniform

Sizing in School

Please note that the Year 7 tie will have a purple stripe this year;
PE polo shirts are navy blue - with or without the CCHS logo
(White polo shirts are no longer part of the CCHS PE kit)

- Click Here for full uniform information.

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Year 7 First Day Arrangements

Monday 4th September 2023

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 on the outside basketball courts at 8.45am promptly; exactly as on the Year 7 Induction Day.
Staff will direct students to where they need to go.
We will take formal photographs on the first day.
Fingerprint scans will also be taken for our cashless payment system - an authorisation form needs to be completed and signed by a parent or carer before we are able to take a fingerprint scan. This was one of the forms that most parents and carer during the Induction Evening back in July.

Useful Information

CCHS Term Dates 2023-2024

CCHS Uniform Requirements

Our uniform supplier details are:
Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd

Website: www.yourschoolwear.co.uk
Email: sales@angliasportsandschoolwear.co.uk
Telephone: 01255 474550
Fax: 01255 474570

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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. From September, all students have a ParentPay account 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.