Life after Sixth Form

Sixth formers from Thomas Mills succeed.

80% of our Upper Sixth move on to Higher or Further Education at universities and colleges throughout the country.

There is a very strong Oxbridge tradition and we also successfully support students in their applications for a wide range of courses, from medicine to graphic design, engineering to art, leading to successful employment in their chosen careers.

We maintain close links with our former students and are proud of their achievements. The Thomas Mills High School Alumni Association exists to help former students keep in touch with developments within the school.

In short, at Thomas Mills Sixth Form we expect all our students to reach their full potential.


” The school production is always a highlight of my year, and shows how teachers and pupils at Thomas Mills will take time out of their everyday work to come together to create something amazing.”
Theo Christie, Head Boy: 2020-2021

” The teachers at Thomas Mills offer a broad range of help and assistance, with fantastic support for Oxbridge students throughout the application and interview process.”
Ellie Gaylard

” The Sixth Form at Thomas Mills High School is both enjoyable and academic. As a student, I love the culture within the upper years – especially the opportunity to be a part of musical endeavours, such as the school production and concerts.”
Thomas Turner

” The extra-curricular activities are outstanding at Thomas Mills High School – offering a place for everybody to express themselves in their particular interest and feel at home. This is where the school shines.”
Hunter Goddard

” I left Mills in 2016 after going from year 7 all the way through to sixth form. I cannot emphasise enough just how influential both my education and the people at TMHS have been to my career and as a person. I studied English Language, Literature, Business Studies and Religious Studies at A Level – all areas that have really helped me grow as a journalist. Working freelance, it’s important to be ethically aware, as well as marketing yourself. My Head of Year always pushed me well beyond what I thought I could achieve and encouraged me to study Sports Journalism at the University of Brighton. Since completing my degree with a first, I have returned to Suffolk to become a Sports and Breakfast Show Producer for BBC Radio Suffolk.”
Connor Bennett

” At Thomas Mills I’ve always been offered the best support for whatever I have chosen to pursue. The regular guidance I’ve been given with regards to applying for medicine has been essential to my successful application.”
Grace Alvis

” The school is so rich with opportunities for all kinds of aspirations. Sport, music, drama – if you have a drive for an activity there is always a door open for you to give it a go. Anyone who wants to have a go is welcomed and encouraged at Thomas Mills.”
Jude Pottruff

” I studied A Levels in Maths, Economics, and Business at Thomas Mills, having been a pupil since Year 7. I went on to study Economics at City, University of London. I gained a first and followed my chosen career in transport logistics, working for Go-Ahead Group, where I’ve become an expert in Network Planning, specialising in electric vehicle scheduling, using the data analysis techniques I learned at university. My area of focus is London, however I occasionally assist our sister companies in other parts of the UK, as well as in Singapore and Australia.”
Adam Mugliston