Welcome From The Executive Principal
Tomlinscote is a highly successful school that is very popular with families and their children who make excellent progress, whatever their starting points. Our community is committed to providing a happy and caring environment in which each student is able to realise his or her potential and develop into successful adults.
Tomlinscote is a large school with 300 students joining us in Year 7 each September, giving us a total population of approximately 1600. Prospective families are welcome to our autumn Open Evening and tours can be booked during the school day. Information about this can be found on the web site. The school is unique in having an on-site £3.5M Vocational Centre, extending the extensive range of academic courses we offer to include subjects as diverse as Catering, Football Coaching, Construction, Hair, Child Care, Beauty and Creative Digital Media.
There are four special elements of learning at Tomlinscote that ensure all students make excellent progress:
- Expectations are very high; that staff have of students and they have of each other. As a result, behaviour is excellent allowing staff and students to focus on learning,
- All our students have use of an iPad for learning at school and at home. This supports the development of independent learning and provides a rich variety of approaches through the use of educational apps.
- Students learn about the wider world – Internationalism – while studying a modern language to GCSE. Many students study another two languages.
- All students will take part in Work Experience and gain a broad view of the world of work through individual guidance and a wide range of vocational learning courses.
The success of this work is shown by the Outstanding judgement awarded by Ofsted.
I hope our web site will give you a flavour of the high quality education we offer. I am very confident that when you visit the school, or speak to our students, that the high standards we expect will be evident. As you can tell, I am very proud of our school. Our aim is very clear - we simply want to be the very best. I hope you will want to find out more and I look forward to meeting you whether as a student, member of staff, parent or visitor.
Executive Principal - Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College