About Us

The Executive Team

Clacton Coastal Academy offers high, quality teaching, a clear sense of purpose and outstanding facilities. As Headteacher, along with the teachers and other professional staff working in the academy, we are here to offer commitment and support to your child, to open minds and to open doors to new and exciting opportunities for our young people. The Academy does not function in the same way as a traditional school. Our independent status gives us a flexibility that enables us to be innovative and creative in our approaches to organisation, curriculum and teaching. We are at the forefront of curriculum innovation in making a personalised learning journey for your child a reality.

We want our students to be challenged by new and exciting learning experiences and have their personal skills, talents and abilities extended to ensure they achieve their potential. At Clacton Coastal Academy, we strongly believe that this combination is essential in ensuring that all students achieve at the highest level possible and develop a real sense of belief in what they can do.

As an independent school, our expectations are very high — attendance, behaviour, uniform and attitudes to learning are all monitored closely to achieve excellence and we demand the very best from all students in order to make our best better. In return, we aim to offer the highest quality of teaching and learning from very committed and highly skilled staff. The Academy provides a safe, secure and inspiring learning environment — your child will be cared for, their self confidence nurtured and mutual respect developed.

Clacton Coastal Academy is proud to be part of a wider family of Academies within the Academies Enterprise Trust and the opportunities for support, innovation, collaboration, partnership and excellence that ensures we fulfil our duty to inspire young people to make their best better.

We look forward to welcoming you to Clacton Coastal Academy.

Clacton Coastal Academy is a new and exciting multi-million pound independent school for 11-19 year old students in West Clacton. There are over 1850 students (300 in the sixth form) on roll at the academy and over 320 staff, making us one of the largest academies in Essex and the United Kingdom. We have two excellent campuses named ‘Town’ and ‘Coast’ serving students and their families across West Clacton and beyond.

About the Academy

The following statements are the agreed AET Equalities Objectives:


  • To close the gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages.


  • To close the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.


  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum.


  • To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying.