The Thomas Aveling School

Medway, United Kingdom

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

About The Thomas Aveling School

The Thomas Aveling School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Rochester, Kent. It is an academy converter supported by a multi-academy trust called Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling Academies Trust, which supports four other schools around the country. The school will provide 1,080 places for secondary and sixth-form students between the ages of 11 and 18 when fully subscribed.

Previously a Technology College and Training School, Thomas Aveling converted to an academy in September 2011.


Paul Jackson

Values and vision

The Thomas Aveling School has the highest expectations of its students, helping them fulfil their maximum potential while developing them into responsible young adults. Aspirations are raised to ensure that students can go on to be successful in higher education and the outside world.

With its playing fields, astroturf courts and multi-play facilities, alongside specialist areas for science, DT and the arts, the secondary school is well equipped to give its pupils a diverse learning experience. A performing arts centre also has dedicated areas for dance and drama. 

Ofsted report

“Strong relationships between staff and pupils help to keep pupils safe, promote personal development and raise their achievement. The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a successful feature of the school. Pupils enter the school with below-average levels of achievement and by the end of Year 11, pupils’ outcomes are above national averages. Teachers’ secure subject knowledge contributes to high levels of engagement by pupils.”

View The Thomas Aveling School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Arethusa Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 844809
What people say about us

Pupils enjoy school, have a positive attitude to learning and behave well

- Ofsted June 2016

Staff morale and relationships within the school are very positive

- Ofsted June 2016
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