Opportunity, Progress & Individuality
Inspired Teaching, Inspiring children.
As part of Uttoxeter Learning Trust, at Thomas Alleyne’s High School we are committed to ensuring that our students are provided with the highest quality of education to enable them to fulfil their potential as individuals.
The opportunity to educate other people’s children is our privilege and brings with it a huge responsibility to make sure that we provide your sons and daughters with the opportunities they desire to achieve happiness and success in their future lives.
This responsibility lies at the heart of our school vision which is captured by the words: Progress, Opportunity and Individuality.
We offer students a broad curriculum including a comprehensive extra-curricular programme. By encouraging them to take every opportunity we ensure they make excellent progress and develop the skills they need for their future.
We are passionate that each individual achieves their personal best and is able to make their own individual contribution to our school community.
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 including: a school farm, sports centre specialist arts, drama and design technology blocks.
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.
Round-up of 2018/2019
In GCSEs this summer, Thomas Alleyne’s students made excellent progress across our broad and well-rounded curriculum. Many students gained amazing results with 11 students attaining at least four subjects at Grade 9. The Progress 8 score of +0.40 ranks Thomas Alleyne’s High School as the fourth highest performing school across Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Additionally, Thomas Alleyne’s also ranks within the top 10% schools nationally for progress in Maths.
A high proportion of students in the sixth form achieved exceptional A-level results, with 60% of students attaining 3 A-levels at grades A*-C and 31% attaining 3 grades at A*-B. Perhaps most importantly the pass rate was 98%, which has once again enabled students to continue to secure top university places and Higher Apprenticeships.
Notable Post 16 academic achievements include Trudy, who secured A*A*A* and has taken a place to study History at Cambridge University and Lowri, who having achieved A*A*A*, has gone on to read Literature at Oxford University.
Academic success is important in our school, however along with it, we are passionate in providing opportunities to ensure students have the chance to develop skills in teamwork, independence, resilience and creativity.
This summer, over 70 community minded Year 11 students took part in the National Citizenship project, spending time in a local university, raising significant amounts for charity and completing a range of outdoor activities.
In May, the under 16 boys’ football team reached the Sentinel Shield final at Port Vale football ground. The girls’ badminton team were successful in reaching the national finals held at Milton Keynes National Badminton Centre. After competing against members of the national squad, they were placed seventh, nationally. A team of 32 swimmers from Thomas Alleyne's were victorious in the Moorlands swimming gala. This performance was matched by the athletics team who were overall winners of the Staffordshire athletics tournament.
Two of our students both came 2nd in their age groups in the Welsh National Cycling championships and one came 2nd in the British Mountain Biking Championships.
Year 9 Girls won a bronze medal in the County cross-country championships. In Athletics, we proudly cheered on one of our students as he qualified for the national championships at 100m and 200m, whilst another Alleyne’s student represented Staffordshire at Javelin. At a district level, we had students win the 800m, long jump and the 300m.
We are immensely proud of our sporting achievements. Below are further impressive sporting moments for Thomas Alleyne’s High School this academic year:
East Staffordshire team Trampoline champions- with one student as individual winner
U15 County Boys Rugby 7's bowl winners
Year 9 District Futsal winners
East Staffordshire Versatility Netball champions
East Staffordshire Cross Country Champion
Individual County Rugby debut
The Drama team presented a challenging and innovative interpretation of ‘The Woman in Black’ and the music students brought the year to a close with their wonderful and varied celebration of music.
In addition to this, over 100 students took the opportunity to complete their expeditions last year. A number of these students have now completed their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
Experiences like this give students the opportunity to understand the world around them a little better and helps them foster confidence, tolerance, and perseverance.
We welcome you to come and see for yourself. If you would like to look around our school please book a visit.
In conclusion, I hope that Thomas Alleyne’s gives our students 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
In 2018 GCSE results showed students at Thomas Alleyne's High School have, for 4 years in a row, exceeded county and national averages. The results have placed the academy as one of the 4th highest performing school in the county in terms of the progress students make during their time with us. Mrs J Rudge
Thomas Alleyne's High School
updated Jan 2019