Thomas Estley Community College

At Thomas Estley, we believe in providing the best mix of support and challenge to help your child achieve their academic potential whilst maximising their growth as a young person, ready to tackle the complex and competitive world of further study and work. Our college motto is 'Modelling Tomorrow's Global Citizens', and we are passionate about developing young people who make a positive difference to the society around them. We are fully committed to a learning environment that is inclusive of all abilities and needs, personalising learning within a family and community ethos. We have very high standards of work and behaviour at the college, and were delighted to receive the accolade of Ofsted Outstanding in every area, including teaching and learning, academic outcomes, leadership and management and personal wellbeing, behaviour and guidance. We believe that the focus for each of our children is achieving their personal best, whatever that may be, and developing their confidence and passion in learning.

Our specialist teaching staff provide a rich and well balanced curriculum including coverage of all traditional subjects as well as opportunities to develop additional skills for life, work and independence within extra elements such as our Year Nine Specialisms, our modular curriculum weeks and our wide-ranging extracurricular enrichment programme. We are regularly approached to share best practice with a range of national and international visitors, and are the lead school in a teaching alliance of over thirty secondary and primary partners, as a direct result of our achievements. We were delighted to convert last year to an 11-16 college and our Key Stage Four students continue to make excellent progress, in line with our outstanding Key Stage Three results, consistently among the best in the county and nationally. Our pursuit of excellence ranges from high academic outcomes, including Russell Group University visits and programmes, through consistent development of local and national sports champions, to awards and accolades in Science, Maths, Languages, Engineering and the Arts.

The college is a vibrant, innovative and forward-looking institution, a place which never stands still but constantly seeks improvement. We are delighted to welcome visitors and prospective parents and students; please contact us if you would like to know more about the unique experience which we offer. We look forward to accompanying your child on their exciting learning journey towards success.
Principal - Mandi Collins

  • The outstanding quality of teaching and good assessment contributes significantly to the outstanding quality of students’ achievement and other outcomes.
  • Students exemplify one of the College’s core values - a community built on mutual respect.
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