Clacton Coastal Academy

Essex, United Kingdom

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Clacton Coastal Academy

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We welcome you to Clacton Coastal Academy (CCA).  The unrelenting focus by staff on the success, achievement, welfare and happiness of students has created a vibrant ethos and an Academy where students want to come every day.

Our aim is to achieve excellence through a full commitment to raising achievement within a framework of equal opportunities and inclusion has meant that we have developed a unique community ethos which is reflected in our statement of The CCA Way.

Our Vision is that The CCA Way leads to successful employment.  We are interested in the lifelong success of our students, not just what they achieve in their years with us. This means we want to ensure they achieve the very best qualifications and have a breadth of experiences so their CV is top of the pile.  We develop in them the confidence to speak well in an interview so they present themselves with great pride.  Then their experiences of working in groups, learning tolerance, problem solving and overcoming challenges, means that they are successful in their employment.

We are a caring community.  Focused individual feedback, which is essential for academy development, is guaranteed to all students.  Our Study Hub provides additional support to students in all year groups should it be required.  Our Student Support Hub provides a single point of contact for parents and our extensive inclusion team support the pastoral needs of our students.


At the Clacton Coastal Academy we aim to ensure that every child ends up in successful employment. To that end we ensure that our curriculum creates opportunities for students to become independent and self-motivated with the ability to be responsible, determined and aspirational. All students are individuals who develop in different ways and at different rates and the curriculum is designed to meet those individual’s needs and provide appropriate technology, qualifications and experiences to support students into their chosen career pathways.

There are opportunities on the curriculum to accelerate (fast-track) or receive ‘booster’ or support lessons as appropriate. Students are set in most subjects as they progress through the academy but flexibility is built into the curriculum to allow movement between sets as the need arises.

Additionally, there are a variety of enrichment activities to enhance our curriculum. There are also various clubs (including in sports and artistic subjects) and there are Personal Development Days and Data Conferences in which lessons are collapsed to allow students to experience a deep learning experience that is challenging, inspiring and opens their minds to new experiences.

Our curriculum at KS3 is centred on the important Core curriculum areas of English, mathematics and science. Students will also study a variety of arts, humanities and languages subjects alongside the core curriculum. Year 9 students gain further transferable skills by choosing subjects to specialise in for the year and year 10 and 12 students begin on their choices for GCSE and A level study. It is our belief that this large discipline of all subjects helps our students to receive a strong traditional academic education, while also having time to find expression in the creative subject areas.

Curriculum for Key Stage 3, 4 & 5

To view details of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum please click here

To view details of the Key Stage 4 Curriculum please click here

To view details of the Key Stage 5 Curriculum please click here

Values and Ethos

At Clacton Coastal Academy we follow "The CCA Way”.

We are Courageous Citizens, in a Caring Community who are Aspiring and Accountable.

This means:

As Courageous Citizens:

  • We try new things
  • We never give up
  • We celebrate the good and speak up when things are bad
  • We respect and listen to different views
  • We are committed to changing the perception of the local area

As a Caring Community:

  • We are approachable and friendly
  • We achieve more together than on our own
  • We ask for help if we need it, without fear of judgement
  • We respect our environment
  • We are proud to serve the community of Clacton

Being Aspiring and Accountable means:

  • We expect the best from ourselves and those around us
  • We are where we need to be, on time, ready for action
  • We go the extra mile
  • We are consistent, so everyone knows what to expect
  • We are proud to be a part of the CCA community

Our vision is that the CCA way leads to successful employment.

This means:

Our students are top of the application pile because the qualifications they have gained, the grades they have achieved and the additional experiences they have had including their understanding of the work place, gives them the most impressive application.

Our students are the most impressive at interview. They confidently look their interviewer in the eye and shake their hand. They can describe with passion the times they have worked in a team, taken on a challenge, led an initiative and made a change in their community.

Then when offered the job, they make employee of the month. They are so prepared for the workplace, they have learnt to be accountable, they have great aspirations and so they are a joy to employ. They enjoy their work. They are happy in their work and so they are successful in employment. Being successful in employment brings money into the household. Money in the household improves housing. Improved housing improves family life. Happy families impact generation after generation.

And so our courageous citizens, who’ve developed in a caring community, who’ve grown to be aspiring and accountable, impact the town of Clacton for generations to come. That’s The CCA Way.


Staff Benefits


We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences  that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.


We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.


All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme).  Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.


We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.


This is a hugely exciting time to be joining the organisation, and as we pivot from being in turnaround mode to becoming a high performance organisation on the pathway to sustainable excellence. This will see us building our in-house education improvement capacity and expertise, making sure that our schools have all the support they need to deliver an excellent education for every child, every day.

Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.

We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of tens of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.

AET has an exciting future ahead and by joining us on this journey, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the children and young people in our schools.

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.

To find out more about AET please click here.

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Address: Pathfields Road, Clacton, Essex, CO15 3JL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1255 428131
Positions available at Clacton Coastal Academy