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  • Thomas Mills High School
    Saxtead Road
    Framlingham
    Woodbridge
    Suffolk
    IP13 9HE
  • Head: Mr Philip Hurst
  • T 01728 723493
  • F 01728 621098
  • E inmail@thomasm…suffolk.sch.uk
  • W www.thomasmill…suffolk.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Suffolk
  • Pupils: 1,099
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: One in October. Two information evenings for sixth form, in November.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 5th October 2006
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 5th October 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pupils and parents loud in praise of staff, 'they make us work', 'excellent teachers who stay long enough to see things through'. Some have taught parents and grandparents; this really is a community school. The headteacher accepts the need for...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Food Technology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Engineering at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Additional Science at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Resistant Materials at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Additional Science at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Astronomy at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Astronomy at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Pupils and parents loud in praise of staff, 'they make us work', 'excellent teachers who stay long enough to see things through'. Some have taught parents and grandparents; this really is a community school. The headteacher accepts the need for heads to be good managers but believes teaching must remain at the heart of successful leadership in schools...

Headteacher

Since 2013, Mr Philip Hurst MA MBA FRSA (very early 40s). Previously deputy/acting head of Philip Morant School, Colchester, where he had taught history earlier in his career; assistant head, Manningtree High School; and head of humanities, Thurstable School, Tiptree. Talent recognised early, as the return to Philip Morant School indicates. Inspired to enter teaching profession by the principal of his own school and believes in long term commitment of heads to their school; unimpressed with practice of...

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Special Education Needs

The school aims to provide for all pupils attending Thomas Mills High School and will try to meet the needs of as many pupils as possible in a flexible way.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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