Welcome to Clacton Coastal Academy

Year 6 and 6th Form 
Open Day and Evening

This Thursday 15th September, we are welcoming into CCA over 400 Year 6 primary students from the local area to experience life and learning with us in the day, before returning with their parents in the evening. 

This will be a non-pupil day for all students, except year 11, who will be taking part in a Sixth Form Taster Day. 

We will be welcoming all parents into the Academy from 4:30- 7pm, where you will be able to complete a tour of our vibrant Academy. 

Year 6 Talk: 6:30pm in the West Hall
Sixth Form Talk: 5:30pm in the Raising Attainment Room

Our prefects will be available to show you where these areas are. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Clacton Coastal Academy. 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

It has been a real privilege to have been Head of Academy since January and I'd like to thank you for all your support. 

It has been a busy end of term with awards and activities week and I'd like to thank all the staff who have worked so hard to arrange these events. Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended our awards ceremonies. It is always wonderful to see our students rewarded for following the CCA way. We changed our format this year for Sports Day and the Sports Day fete was very popular. There were some fantastically creative ideas from tutor groups for stalls and lots of fun was had by all. Thursday saw 900 children out on trips and 480 returning for our Year 5 Taster Day. A very busy day. 

You will notice key dates for September. This year for the first time we will hold Parent Information Evenings for every year group at the start of term. These will be a talk in the West Hall at 4:00pm and 5:15pm about the year ahead, followed by time to meet with tutors. We hope many of you will be able to attend. On Thursday 15th September it is our Year 6 and Sixth Form Taster Day and Open Evening. The school will be closed to students, except for Year 11 who will be attending the Sixth Form Taster Day, please do come along to the Sixth Form Open Evening. 

Finally may I wish you and your children a safe, healthy and happy summer. For those students leaving us, best wishes for the direction your fu-ture takes. For those staff who are leaving us, thank you for everything you have contributed to the lives of our young people and may I wish you the very best in your ongoing journeys. 

Have a lovely summer. 

Stephanie Neill 

Head of Academy  

CCA Year in review 2015-2016

"Go 4 schools" access to parents will close during August whilst exam results are collected.  This will reopen during September once the new school year is set up and running.

September Key Dates

Friday 2nd September
Year 7, 11, 12 and 13 Only. 
Year 12 and 13 from 10am in the West Hall.

Monday 5th September

All year groups.
Year 12 and 13 lessons start at 12:50.

Tuesday 6th September

4 - 6:30 - Year 7 and 8 Parents Information Evening in the West Hall

Wednesday 7th September

4 - 6:30 - Year 9 and 10 Parent Information Evening in the West Hall 

Thursday 8th September

4 - 6:30 - Year 11, 12 and 13 Parent Information Evening in the West Hall 

Thursday 15th September 

Taster Days for year 6 and Sixth Form.
Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 not in school. 


Dear Parents/Carers

We are always concerned about the safety of our students as they travel to and from the academy and we work with them regularly on the issues of Road Safety. 

Unfortunately, we have recently received reports of cars being parked on the large paved area of footpath at the crossing of Pathfields Road and Douglas Road, causing our students to walk in the road to pass them.  This is obviously a risk to their safety, and I would appeal to parents and carers not to park in this area when collecting your children from the Academy. 


Thank you for your continued support.

Citizens in Year 7 and 8


We have appointed students as citizen ambassadors. They are students in year 7 and 8 who we recognise are always polite, respectful and demonstrate a great example to others.  From Monday all students in year 7 and 8 will be working on becoming a better citizen.  This will focus on the respect they show to others.


To assist with this students have had assemblies where it's been explained how we expect them to move around the Academy, line up for lessons, enter the classroom, be respectful to the teacher and others, and leave the lesson calmly.   


As staff we will all be working on being consistent with this so students learn more quickly and less teaching time is lost.


Usual blazer rules apply up until break. 

From break onwards, students may remove their blazers. 

When required to put blazers on (for example awards, any other formal occasion) students are still expected to do so.