Flag Flying

Schedule for the Flying of Flags, 2023-24

Flags will be flown at full mast from 8 a.m. until school locking up time (or sunset if earlier) on the following days:


Date Flag Occasion
5 & 6 September School First Day of the Autumn Term
27 September School Open Evening
*3 October German National Germany’s National Day
 13 October School Year 12 Information Evening
*11 November Union Flag Armistice Day
13 November School Flag Anti-Bullying Week
*14 November Union Flag Birthday of H M The King
 *1 December Pride Flag World Aids Day
14 December School Day of the Annual Awards Evening
19 December School Day of the Christmas Concert



Date Flag Occasion
4 January School First Day of the Spring Term
8 January School Thomas Mills Day
1 February Pride Flag LGBT+ History Month
4 March School Inter House Cross Country this week
7 March School Year 8 Courses Day and Options Evening
15 March School Charity Day



Date Flag Occasion
15 April School First Day of the Summer Term
tbc School Upper Sixth Study Leave begins
*21 June Suffolk Suffolk Day
20 June School Sixth Form Leadership Training Day
25 June School Mills Summer Festival
26 June School Year 7 Diversity Day
26 June School Day of the New Intake Evening
27 June School New Intake Day
30 June Pride Flag Stonewall Riots
*14 July French National France’s National Day
17 July Union Flag Birthday of H M The Queen
 9 July School Sports Day

* These dates will only be marked if they fall on a day when the school is in session.


Other Occasions:

Flags may also be flown on additional days at the Headteacher’s discretion.

Periods of Mourning:

The School flag may be flown at half-mast on the occasion of the death of a member of the School or of a person who has made a significant contribution to the School, subject to the direction of the Headteacher in each case.

The Union Flag may be flown at half-mast during periods of national mourning, subject to the direction of the Headteacher in each case.

Extra notes

Awards Evening:

The school flag is usually draped over the table at Awards Evening.

Other Events:

The school flag may be used at any other school event e.g. On the wall at the Christmas Concert.

N.B. The school flag is not usually flown due to its size.

Joining Thomas Mills High School & Sixth Form – September 2025

You would be most welcome to attend our Open Mornings (30th September – 4th October 2024) and Open Evening, which takes place on Thursday 3rd October 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Click the letter link for more information.

Open Day Letter to Parents