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  • Thomas Telford School
    Old Park
    Telford
    Shropshire
    TF3 4NW
  • Head: Sir Kevin Satchwell
  • T 01952 200000
  • F 01952 293294
  • E jhart@ttsonline.net
  • W www.ttsonline.net
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Telford and Wrekin
  • Pupils: 1,339
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: March for successful applicants
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd January 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 17th May 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The 'work hard, play hard' ethos seems to permeate. Everything, from the toilets upwards is built, maintained and presented beautifully. Uniform is worn neatly, top buttons done up - older pupils say, 'it matters because the little things lead to big things'. It’s a pretty secular place - with a multicultural catchment area it has all the standard RE and PSHE, and plenty of information about the diversity of life - but not much...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since the creation of the school in 1991, Sir Kevin Satchwell BA, OU education degree plus a diploma in educational management. Taught PE, ran his department in two schools, then deputy head in Kirkby and head of Moseley Park in Wolverhampton, before being appointed as TTS's founding head, with the brief 'to raise educational standards in Telford and Wolverhampton'. Softly spoken, direct, utterly committed to engaging the children, 'the child comes first, always'. Says there is nothing better than being in the company of his pupils, 'it's uplifting'. Uncompromising about the delivery of exceptional outcomes; thinks nothing of overturning conventions (eg the school has two three-hour learning sessions a day) and sees teachers not as imparting knowledge but as catalysts in the process of enabling children to become autonomous learners, 'it's not about being...

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