Ofsted

Thomas Mills High School & Sixth Form was inspected by Ofsted in January 2023 and received a ‘Good’ rating. To view our Ofsted report please click the link below.

To give you a flavour of what Ofsted have said recently about Thomas Mills High School & Sixth Form, we have listed some quotes below:

  • “Pupils feel safe at school”
  • “Pupils agree that it is okay to be different and that their peers are tolerant and welcoming.”
  • “Pupils are very well-behaved in lessons and social time.”
  • “All pupils know they are expected to do well.”
  • “Sixth form students show high levels of resilience in their lessons and grapple with challenging work very positively.”
  • “Pupils really enjoy participating in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.”
  • “Leaders have created a curriculum that meets the breadth of the national curriculum.”
  • “In most subjects, it is well designed to ensure that pupils build their skills and knowledge over time and are well prepared for their next stage of education or training.”
  • “In many areas… teachers know exactly what pupils need to know and be able to do.”
  • “Most teachers have good subject knowledge.”
  • “They use ambitious vocabulary and pupils learn to do the same.”
  • “Reading is prioritised”
  • “Most pupils are keen to work hard and to do well.”
  • “Leaders have worked diligently since the last inspection to improve the quality of the personal development curriculum”
  • “Pupils learn about important issues such as differences and equality. They display good levels of mutual respect and tolerance.”
  • “Staff like working at the school and feel well supported by leaders.”
  • “Parents are equally positive about their children’s experiences at school.”
  • “The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.”
  • “Governors are thorough in their safeguarding checks.”
  • “Pupils learn about potential safeguarding risks.”
  • “Pupils receive good levels of appropriate independent careers advice and guidance”
  • “Pupils are well prepared for adulthood and their next stage of education or training”
  • “Pupils, including sixth form students, are able to access challenging work successfully”
  • “Students in the sixth form thrive both academically and personally.”
  • “The well-structured environment in the sixth form helps students to use their independent study times well. As a result, they develop positive attitudes for learning, and subsequently for life.”

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