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Thanks to Dr Hugh Munro for speaking to students from Years 10, 11 and 12 about the university and application process


Your Safeguarding Team Safeguarding info available at… Further info for parents and carers can be found at… Online Safety advice can be found at… You can also email


Congratulations to the students of the week from Years 10 and 12.


Thanks to for inviting us to a virtual careers event with ITN to hear about different roles in the news. Thanks to all the presenters including and Very informative and interesting for our Year 9 students.#journalism


Reception Assistant job role opportunity For more details please visit Application forms can be found at


Thanks to the Redbridge Educational Psychology Service for speaking to our Sixth Form students about careers in psychology


Winter Concert 2021 With thanks to students involved plus Mr Cook for filming, editing and artwork, Mr Pennant for the musical arrangement and Mrs Threadwell for Direction.


Year 13 chemistry students making aspirin


Thanks to for speaking to our Sixth Form students.


Year 13 student Hammad spent a day at learning about assets management and infrastructure funding. Thanks to


Year 12 students on a visit to London South Bank University


'Our girls football activators went to this afternoon to be a part of a marketing campaign to encourage football fans to enter the Women's EUROs public ballot. Apply for Women's EURO 2022 tickets now from #WEURO2022


Great work experience opportunity for one of our Year 13 students Hammad who spent the day at


Thanks to for their brilliant sessions on believe as part of our Caterham Way launch


Thanks to Centre for the performance of ‘Cat Call’ to our year 12 students.


Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 attended a performance of Macbeth at The Globe Theatre.


Thanks to for inviting us to the launch of Black History Month at Downing Street. was an inspiration to our Year 10 students with his amazing story.


Sixth Form students attended the at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where they met and spoke to a wide range of universities.


All Sixth Form students will be on a trip on Friday to the where they will have the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of , and providers as well as attend seminars.


Well done to the first group of students of the week for this academic year from Years 11 and 12.


If you aged 16 or 17 you can get your Pfizer -19 vaccination. Read more here ➡️


Please see important information from the Headteacher below re the NEW arrangements for the beginning of term


Thank you to our exams and admin teams for their fantastic work during the pandemic to make sure we had everything in place for the Teacher Assessed Grades for students, and results days. We couldn’t deliver for the children without them!


Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Headteachers across the borough have been faced with one of the most challenging periods of their career, as they steer their staff and school community through the pandemic. Belinda Chapple, Head Teacher spoke about the challenges faced.


If you or someone you know is anxious, check out or for well-being support.


Retweeted From Channel 5 News

More GCSE students have achieved the top grades available. Results were released this morning, after pupils were assessed by teachers for the second year running because of the pandemic. Nearly 29% of entries were awarded one of the top three grades. |


Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

We are celebrating record ! Well done to all of our fantastic students


Retweeted From Ilford Recorder

GCSE results day 2021: Caterham High pupils celebrate record results


Retweeted From Daniel Holland 💚

Well done & congratulations to the awesome students & staff at ! 👏🏼


Well done to all of our outstanding collecting their results this morning. We are all very proud of all your hard work and determination here at Info re enrolment can be found at


Well done to all of our outstanding collecting their this morning. We are all very proud of all your hard work and determination here at Info re enrolment can be found at


Retweeted From Kam Rai

Pleasure to meet with students and teachers as were being opened this morning. I listened to the many stories around the challenges behind the grades, well done and best of luck in their next steps!


Well done to all of our amazing students at


Well done to all of our amazing students at


Well done to all of our amazing students at


Well done to all of our amazing students at


So many happy students today here A lot of hard work and effort has certainly paid off. Testament to the staff, students and parents/carers that make up our school community!

Parent Information

Parents Guide

Caterham High School values its Sixth Form students very highly and places great value on the contribution that each individual student makes to the school community as a whole. The school believes that it is the good working relationship between parents, carers, students and staff that will help guide student’s development to realise their full potential - academically, socially and emotionally.

Life in the Sixth Form is different to that in the lower school. It is when students develop from being a child to an adult. They are expected to take increasing responsibility for their learning and management of their time.

Year 12 and 13 students can expect to receive support and guidance with their applications to universities or apprenticeships. Any students wanting to attend university open days and interviews have permission to do so providing the Sixth Form Office is notified in advance. Please note that the school will only authorise up to 3 days for University Open Day visits.


Sixth Form students are role models for the rest of the School and are required to uphold and embody the standards expected of them. Students in the Sixth Form must maintain consistently appropriate personal standards of dress. Dress Code guidance is available on the school website or in the Sixth Form Handbook.

Failure to uphold the Dress Code could, in the first instance, result in a student being asked to return home and change into appropriate attire. In the case of repeated instances, it could result in a consideration of the student’s position in the Sixth Form.


Students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are the most significant factors in bringing about all forms of success at Caterham High School.

No student can become the best they can be unless they develop positive behaviours in respect of their relationships with others, their conduct around school and their attitude to their own learning and future.

Students are required to undertake a range of tasks and activities that demand high levels of independent learning. Students need to be able to prioritise tasks and make effective use of their Study Periods—these are not to be used as free time or to “have a break”!

Where students encounter difficulties, experienced staff will provide support and guidance.


Through a combination of research evidence and experience, we have compiled the typical characteristics of students who enjoy the highest success in the Sixth Form (in terms of grade outcomes and progression). This is not meant to be prescriptive as each student is an individual, but can be used as a guide to monitor student effectiveness.

Typical characteristics of the successful sixth form student include:

  • Attendance at school and lessons is 96% or higher.  Students must be punctual to school and lessons.
  • Completes at least 4 hours of independent study for each subject studied per week. Where this is not directed by the teacher, students should read around the subject, revise and consolidate understanding independently.
  • Submits independent study tasks IN FULL and ON TIME.
  • Works no more than 10 hours in paid/voluntary employment.
  • Has a goal, knows what they want to do and is proactive in ensuring that they are doing what is needed to achieve their goal.  Invests time in setting goals and researching strategies.
  • Is effective at time management – uses their planner, to-do lists and timetables in order to prioritise work, meet deadlines and stay on top of work Is organised and always attends lessons fully prepared – paper, pens, equipment etc.
  • Engages with teachers and tutors – asks questions and is clear about how to raise their achievement.
  • Makes effective use of their Personalished Learning Checklists (PLCs)
  • Engages with parents about their learning – what they’re studying, how they’re doing, what they’re planning to do to  improve.
  • Uses peers to improve own learning and study habits through discussion and collaborative working.
  • Uses effective revision strategies (e.g. visual methods, practise papers, collaborative working) and employs them throughout the year, not just prior to examinations.
  • Enjoys a healthy work-life balance – devotes time to other pursuits, hobbies, social activities.


You are the expert on your child. Your support, encouragement and practical help can make a spectacular difference.

Take an active interest by ensuring your child has the necessary space to complete tasks at home. Discuss with them what homework they have and from time to time, check that they are up to date with assignments or projects. Encourage your child to make effective use of their planner or diary. This enables your child to plan and prioritise leading to taking greater responsibility. However, it is essential to work hard on all chosen subjects even if they are proving difficult. Check your child is completing at least 4 hours of independent study per week on each subject. Establish a routine where your child knows when it is time for study and time to relax.

Frequent, short study sessions can be more effective than studying for long hours on end. Your child will need an effective learning space away from distractions preferably not in a room with siblings or the TV. Turn mobiles off when studying!

Crucial support in the run up to exams

  • Talk with them about what they would find useful/helpful
  • Help provide any equipment they need
  • Contact school if you or they have any worries
  • Praise, support and encourage when reserves are low
  • Encourage healthy eating, exercise and sleep 
  • Provide suitable conditions for study and help to devise a revision plan for each subject

Spotting signs of stress & ways to deal with it

  • Trouble sleeping due to worry
  • Short tempered, snappy, tired
  • Crying, headaches
  • Poor appetite
  • Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
  • Panic attacks

Encourage your child to take time off and take some exercise. Going for a short walk allows you time to relax and think things through. Try to listen and maintain their perspective.

If you have particular concerns, then please feel free to contact the school and we will be more than happy to work things through with you.

Sixth Form Staff

Phone: 020 8551 4321 (ext 524)


Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5) Mr É Casey 
Head of Sixth Form Ms A Machnicki 
Sixth Form Manager Mr T Edworthy 
Sixth Form Attendance & Admin  Ms J Vincent
Sixth Form Email


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Year 12 13 Sixth Form Revealed Day Infor... 19th Oct 2017 Download
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Year13 UCAS .pdf 25th Oct 2017 Download
Year 12 Work Experience.pdf 31st Oct 2017 Download
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Final Countdown February 2018 23rd Feb 2018 Download
Employability Opportunities 15.03.18 15th Mar 2018 Download
NCS March 2018 19th Mar 2018 Download
Student Exam Survival Kit Trifold 27th Mar 2018 Download
Create a Revision Timetable 27th Mar 2018 Download
Student led DTT Templates Booklet 1 29th Mar 2018 Download
Power to Perform Secondary Student Bookl... 29th Mar 2018 Download
Parent Presentation 29.03.18 29th Mar 2018 Download
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25.09.19 PLCs Personalised Learning Chec... 27th Sep 2018 Download
25.09.18 Helping your child to revise 27th Sep 2018 Download
25.09.18 Year 12 13 Information Evening 27th Sep 2018 Download
16.10.18 Year13 UCAS 16th Oct 2018 Download
05.11.18 PPE Timetable Nov 2018.pdf 13th Nov 2018 Download
10.12.18 Year 13 UCAS Letter 09th Dec 2018 Download
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