Tomlinscote is an extremely successful and popular 11-16 Academy. It opened in 1970 as Surrey's first purpose-built comprehensive. There are 1500 students, 100 teaching staff and 35 support staff.
Students enter Tomlinscote at the age of 11 years from local Junior, Primary and Independent Preparatory schools. Oversubscription is a common feature, resulting in waiting lists for entry.
It is a school that has a reputation for its very high standards; our students take pride in their appearance and understand the value of hard work, each leaving with a desire to succeed. Our students pride themselves on being excellent ambassadors for the school, supporting, encouraging and leading each other. Tomlinscote is equally very proud of our students. We receive so many compliments about how they conduct themselves on educational visits and when interacting with the public.
Tomlinscote is an Apple Distinguished School and every student has an iPad to support their learning. Furthermore, Tomlinscote was awarded “International School” status and international themes pervade across the whole school throughout the academic year.
We joined The Prospect Trust in September 2018 and have developed a strong link with the other successful institutions within the Trust, The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Frimley CofE Junior School. Tomlinscote has seen many benefits, with improvements to our school site and joint projects being just a few, and together we have a restless desire to become even more successful.