Thomas Mills High School

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Thomas Mills High School

Thomas Mills High School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational, secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Framlingham in Suffolk and there are 1,080 pupils on its roll.

Thomas Mills High School is one of the country’s highest performing schools and has been rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted. It has specialist status in technology, arts and languages.

The original school was founded in 1751 and has been known by a few different names since. Thomas Mills High School was established in its current form in 1979. It is named after a local wealthy businessman, who was the benefactor of the original school back in the 1700s and was a respected member of the Baptist community in Framlingham.


Mr Philip Hurst

Values and vision

Thomas Mills High School has high expectations of its pupils. It provides highly qualified staff who deliver excellent teaching and learning, allowing children to make the most of their abilities.

The secondary school believes that the best learning is done in a calm, purposeful and self-disciplined atmosphere. The school ethos is shaped by its Charter of Values, which blends traditional values with innovation.

Ofsted report

“Thomas Mills is an outstanding school. Effective monitoring of teaching ensures excellent learning which has resulted in outstanding standards and excellent progress being achieved, particularly in Key Stage 3. The curriculum is good and sensible plans are in place to explore the development of vocational options in Key Stage 4 and the sixth form.”

View Thomas Mills High School’s Ofsted report

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Address: Saxtead Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 9HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1728 723493