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Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Thomas Clarkson Academy

Thank you for expressing an interest in our school and I am delighted to welcome you. We are an improving school and serve the needs of our 1300 students, their families and the local community as an increasingly successful, vibrant, welcoming and inclusive 11-18 academy. Although we were oversubscribed last year, we are non-selective. Our motto is ‘Engage, Inspire, Achieve’ and we aim to provide our students with the best opportunities to achieve the academic qualifications and skills to progress to university or the career of their choice. We want our students to realise their potential. 

Last year saw our best ever A level results for those students who remained with us throughout years 12 and 13; 41% of all A level grades awarded were A*- B grades.  As a consequence, we are beginning to send more students to university, including Russell Group universities. Our GCSE results improved significantly last year and we are confident this upward trend will continue. Our staff have high aspirations for all of our students and want them to grow into confident, ambitious and high achieving individuals.

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  • Learning Communities

     All students belong to one of our three Learning Communities. They are each named after an inspirational figure.

    Use these tabs to find out more about each Learning Community and to visit their dedicated pages.

  • King

     King is named after Dr Martin Luther King, who is best known for fighting for civil rights for the poor and black people of the United States and for his iconic 'I Have A Dream' speech.

    To view our King Learning Community page click here.

  • Madiba

     Madiba is named after Nelson Mandela, the former South African President. Madiba is his clan name and is used as a respectful title.

    To visit the Madiba Learning Community page click here.

  • Pankhurst

     Pankhurst is named after Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the British suffragette movement which helped women win the right to vote.

    To visit the Pankhurst Learning Community page click here.

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