We believe that our school is rooted in our local community and that each should add value to the other.
We welcome our community on site through luncheon club, alumni and volunteers, evening adult leisure classes, sea cadets, preschool and out of school club, primary enrichment and other offers, and our student leaders also reach out to positively impact our community.
We are proud of our broad, rich and enriched curriculum.
" Leaders provide pupils with a curriculum that is rich in opportunities and experiences, including a wide range of extra-curricular activities...the key stage 4 curriculum offer has been refined to ensure that pupils’ differing needs are met with a choice of different pathways. "
"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 wellbeing and growth as a young person, ready to tackle the complex and competitive world of further study and work. Our college works to 'Build Leadership and Character Together' as 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 which 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 core values are Courage, Respect, Kindness, Perseverance and Resilience, and they are embedded in all that we do.
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 around thirty secondary and primary partners as well as a SSAT Leading Edge School. 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