Thomas Telford School
Telford and Wrekin, United Kingdom
About Thomas Telford School
Thomas Telford School is a mixed, non-denominational, mainstream school with sixth form, situated in Telford, Shropshire. The school admits students aged 11-18 and has a reputation for outstanding GCSE results. In 2014, 100% of Year 11 students gained five or more A*-C GCSE passes.
Thomas Telford School was formed as a City Technology College in 1991 specialising in mathematics, technology and science. It is sponsored by The Mercers’ Company and Tarmac Holdings Limited. It is also a member of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. It is now widely regarded as one of the most successful state secondary schools in England.
Sir Kevin Satchwell
Values and vision
Thomas Telford School is passionate about raising standards and its approach to learning reflects this. The curriculum includes Music, Drama and Dance activities to ensure a broad education. With more time in the school day, students get the chance to spend extra time on important subject areas.
The school forms partnerships with local businesses and students have access to more than 600 industry contacts. Sixth-form students get the opportunity to work for up to two weeks a year with employers.
“Thomas Telford School continues to strive and achieve excellence in all it does. The determined drive of the headteacher for the best for every student underpins the school's success. All the staff share this vision. In this school, it is 'cool to work'. There is meticulous attention to every detail. As the headteacher explained, 'It is the little things which add up and together become more than the whole.' The school believes every student can achieve highly, consequently every student, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, makes outstanding progress. Standards achieved are the highest in England.”