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Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy seeks to broaden the horizons of each and every student, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and through their talents outside the classroom.

Principal's Welcome

Here at Thomas Middlecott Academy, we pursue excellence for our students in all areas of school life and are driven by our four values: ambition, aspirations, courage, and respect.

We believe that all students have an entitlement to an ambitious academic curriculum, which places value on the acquisition of powerful knowledge. Our teachers are subject experts, enabling them to effectively induct students into the different practices and traditions of their subject areas whilst also ensuring students secure a strong foundation in every subject.

At Thomas Middlecott Academy we have high expectations for everyone. Our warm: strict approach to culture means that staff and students can develop positive relationships in an environment that is underpinned by mutual respect. This not only ensures our classrooms are places of learning, but also enables our students to develop effective habits of success so that they can fulfil any personal or professional aspiration they may have beyond Year 11.

The David Ross Education Trust places enrichment at the heart of its offer. At Thomas Middlecott Academy we embrace this and ensure every student has access to the arts, sports, and music throughout their time here, through the curriculum offer and extra-curricular activities.

Mrs L Hawkins


Executive Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Thomas Middlecott Academy. Thomas Middlecott Academy is proud to be part of the David Ross Education Trust.

At Thomas Middlecott we are driven by our belief that all students are entitled to an academic education with knowledge at its core. Our skilled and expert staff ensure that no time is wasted in lessons- every minute of teaching and learning counts. Our teaching staff are all subject specialists- they share their knowledge via our version of fully guided instruction. As teachers and leaders we focus on evidence informed practice, which ensures that students retain the knowledge they are taught. We believe that knowledge has only been learnt once it is remembered.

At Thomas Middlecott Academy, our expectations are extremely high for every student, and we know that high expectations are a driving factor in improving student aspiration and, ultimately, student achievement.

We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to the best knowledge-based curriculum, and alongside all schools in DRET, we place great value on the opportunity for students to have access to the arts, sport, music and performance – we ensure that these experiences have an equal footing on our curriculum plans.

At Thomas Middlecott Academy, we refer to our culture as warm/strict. We are unapologetically strict when it comes to expectations of behaviour, but we also value highly our warm relationships between staff and students. We work hard to ensure that barriers to learning are removed and that students feel safe. We focus every minute of every day on broadening horizons for our students and staff.



Mrs K Willmot
Executive Principal