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Making a positive difference and celebrating success

Our Community

Thomas Estley Community College is dedicated to providing an enriching, high quality comprehensive community education service for all learners and the wider community. 

The Curriculum

"There is a strong culture of personal development... Leaders are rightly proud of the provision they have created for pupils which is rich in opportunities to develop their character and beliefs..."

- Peer Review, April 2018


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Our Partnerships

The lead school in the Success Academy Trust and the Thomas Estley Learning Alliance, we believe that collaboration and sharing best practice and resources improves the experience and outcomes of all learners. 

Including the whole community

Principal's welcome

"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 'A Community of Courage and Commitment to Success', and we are passionate about developing young people who make a positive difference to the society around them whilst developing their own potential and overcoming barriers. 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 high standards of work and behaviour at the college, and 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. Our Thomas Estley Leadership and Character curriculum is fully embedded into our provision, with a mix of leadership entitlement and extensive enhancement opportunities from Years Seven to Eleven. 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 forty secondary and primary partners, as a direct result of our achievements. Our pursuit of excellence ranges from achieving high academic outcomes and linked destinations, 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."


- Mandi Collins, Principal