Patcham High School
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
About Patcham High School
Based in Brighton, Patcham High School is a secondary, community school for girls and boys aged between 11 and 16. The mainstream school was founded in 1990 after Patcham Fawcett School for boys combined with Margaret Hardy School for girls. The East Sussex school currently educates around 994 students. It was awarded the Argus school of the year in 2014.
Values and Vision
Patcham High aims for all children attending the school to have confidence, pride and respect. Teachers encourage students to be resilient and to be creative. The school has a Centre for Alternative Learning and Mentoring (CALM). The teachers in the unit give guidance to students who may suffer from emotional and social problems. Patcham High follows basic British values. These values include the rule of law, respect, tolerance of religions, individual liberty and democracy.
“This is a rapidly improving school which increasingly meets the needs of all its students. There is an impressive range of support, courses and opportunities for students. Students now achieve well, gaining GCSE results in line with national averages and, in some subjects, notably English, well above them. The school’s strong focus on literacy is helping prepare students for the next stage of their education. Teachers have good subject knowledge and use an impressive range of strategies to motivate and engage students. Students’ attitudes to learning are good and they behave well. Exclusions have reduced dramatically and attendance is much improved.”