Welcome from Head Teacher and key information about our school

Welcome to the Thurstable School, Sports College and Sixth Form Centre website. I trust that you will find what you are looking for on the site – please let us know if you don’t.

If you are keen to know our priorities and to gain a sense of the kind of school we are I would encourage you to read the document "The Core Business of Essex Schools". This very closely describes our priorities here at Thurstable, which we express through our motto "Belong More, Achieve More, Be More". Our 3 year School Development Plan which you can download from the box on the right of this page will also help you better understand us. Compare our plans with your own hopes and ambitions for your children. I am confident you will find them a close match.

At a time of great change in the education system, and one of considerable uncertainty for many schools, I am pleased to say that at Thurstable we are continuing to focus on the work that we know makes a difference to the present and future lives of the children we teach. Part of this is positive engagement with all things digital, bringing the very latest technology into rich traditional learning. Our work in this area has just been recognised through our designation as a Google Reference School. We are the first school in Essex to receive this award, and one of only 34 across the UK. Please click on the logo below to find out more. 

Although examination results aren't everything, they are very important in making sure that students have as wide a range of opportunities as possible when they leave us. At Thurstable, we don't measure our success by year group percentages; we measure it by the achievement of every student. We focus on what is right for each child, not on what might make the school look good in the league tables. However, I am happy to report that the excellent quality of our work in teaching and in care and wellbeing is reflected in strong overall examination results year on year, both at GCSE and in the Sixth Form. We can confidently say that at Thurstable almost all students achieve their academic potential - and many significantly more.

MAS Bacon
Head Teacher

September 2017

 

 

Achieve More
Belong More
Be More