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  • Thomas Telford School
    Old Park
    Telford
    Shropshire
    TF3 4NW
  • Head: Sir Kevin Satchwell
  • T 01952 200000
  • F 01952 293294
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.ttsonline.net
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Telford and Wrekin
  • Pupils: 1,374; sixth formers: 510
  • 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..

There is very much a Midlands business feel about the buildings - lots of glass, professional and motivational wall displays celebrating the many achievements of teams and individuals. The first thing you see as you enter the very corporate entrance hall is a big trophy cabinet, bursting with silver cups. Super confident and assertive, this is a head you would not want to get on the wrong side of.  More than 200 students (including more than 100 girl and boy footballers) play at levels ranging from district to national...

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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 1991, Sir Kevin Satchwell, who has been head here since its inception and rightly takes pride in the huge success story of his tenure. OU degree plus educational management diploma, Sir Kevin’s background is PE and he worked through head of department positions and deputy head role to his first headship at Moseley Park, Wolverhampton. Appointed to the new Thomas Telford with a brief to raise educational standards in Telford and Wolverhampton, Sir Kevin did just that and has sustained the upward trajectory. Many of the innovative ideas from the early days of the school are still in place and some have become educational mainstream eg smartboards and learning online.

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*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

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