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About the Academy

Welcome to Thomas Clarkson Academy


Thomas Clarkson Academy serves the needs of our 1,300 students, their families and the local community as an increasingly successful, vibrant, welcoming and inclusive, non-selective 11-18 academy. 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. 

We are sending more students to university, including Russell Group universities and our GCSE results improved again this summer. 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. In our most recent Ofsted report, inspectors noted that TCA is a “rapidly improving school” and “the personal development of pupils is good”. We were also proud that inspectors acknowledged that “leaders are passionate about improving the life chances of pupils” and they share a “clear vision for the academic and pastoral well-being of all pupils”. This year, we have seen applications to join our school increase by almost 20%. 

This year we have a focus on raising our standards; particularly literacy, good behaviour, and progress and high achievement for all students, and we expect parents to want the same for their children. We want our students to wear their academy uniform with pride and be ambassadors for the academy in the local community. Whilst at the academy students can also expect to develop the important skills of leadership, teamwork and co-operation through participation in a broad range of opportunities beyond the classroom such as sport, art, drama and community projects. As part of the Brooke Weston Trust, there are also further opportunities for students to develop, including Trust-wide competitions and events. Please do take a look at the News section of this website to get a taste of life at our Academy and read more about our students’ successes and achievements.

Thomas Clarkson Academy is a wonderful school and we are extremely proud of our young people. I look forward to working with you to ensure our students do Engage, Inspire and Achieve.

Richard Scott
Associate Principal

Click here to read more about the leadership team at TCA.