I am delighted that you are considering Thomas Alleyne’s High School and hope that in reading our newsletter and accessing our website you will begin to get a sense of the opportunities available to young people at our school. However, whilst our website, prospectus and newsletters may give you some sense of our school, there is no better way to understand a school than to visit us.
Our school is proud to be at the heart of its local community. It is with a sense of pride that we occupy a large site with over 27 buildings: a school farm, sports centre specialist arts, drama and design technology blocks. Our school swimming pool has been refurbished, and we have successfully finished building a new set of changing rooms, a gym and 3 classrooms.
This would not have been possible if it were not for the work of one individual. Thomas Alleyne, our founder, died in 1558. In his will he set up 3 schools as he saw great value in supporting the advancement of education. These three schools, are all still in existence after more than four hundred years. It is an extraordinary legacy for an obscure 16th century country clergyman and one that can inspire all of our community. We believe that all young people have the potential to achieve success and that our role is to guide them on this journey.
I hope that your son or daughter will welcome and take part in all the opportunities afforded to them by our school. I hope they will use these opportunities to develop their own sense of self and become confident individuals in our society who are committed to both serve and lead. In that I will encourage them, from the outset, to consider how they can contribute to Thomas Alleyne’s legacy and to their community. I will ask them to consider what responsibility means to them and we will help them develop the resilience which will be needed of them as they move on from our school.
In conclusion, I hope that Thomas Alleyne’s gives them the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Please do arrange an appointment to come and visit us. We would all be delighted to see you.
Mrs J Rudge
Thomas Alleyne's High School