Sir Thomas Boughey Academy
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
About Sir Thomas Boughey Academy
Sir Thomas Boughey High School, named after local land owner Sir Thomas Boughey who donated land for its foundation in 1849, is a mixed secondary school for 11-16-year-olds in Halmer End, Staffordshire. The school has just over 700 pupils.
Sir Thomas Boughey is a Co-operative Trust School. Co-operatives are owned and controlled by their members using a simple "one person one vote system.
Classrooms are well-equipped and other facilities available in the school include spacious art studios, a design and technology workshop which includes a CAD/CAM design suite, a music facility with its own studio and a range of sports amenities.
Values and vision
First and foremost, the school aims to create a warm and happy environment in which all students can achieve their potential. As a medium-sized school, Sir Thomas Boughey High School believes it can offer the best of all worlds: a small community where each child is known as an individual and the wide learning opportunities available in larger institutions.
The school aims to be positive and orderly without being repressive. Each pupil is valued, challenged and developed
The values and principles embraced by the co-operative movement and reflected in the school self-help, self-responsibility, democracy and equality, supported by honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
“The range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities is extensive, including charitable work, sporting activities, art, drama and music activities, science and technology activities, and foreign trips. Many of these contribute well to the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”