Welcome to The Thomas Aveling School
The Thomas Aveling School is an 11-19 co-educational non-selective secondary school, serving our community in Rochester. The school is a converter academy (having gained this status in September 2011) previously being a Technology College and Training School. For us, a truly successful education means being the very best that you can be and we are proud of every pupil’s achievements and progress throughout their school years.
The school sits in a large expanse of land with playing fields, astro courts and multi-play facilities amongst its resources. We have speciaslist teaching areas for Science, Design Technology, Art and Sport in addition to our wonderful Performing Arts centre which includes a full Dance and separate Drama studio.
We have the very highest expectations of all within Thomas Aveling and work closely with parents to maximise achievement and to develop young people into caring, successful adults. We are very proud that when students leave us aged 18 (or 16 in the minority of cases) that they often go onto further study at University, specialist colleges or high quality careers in anumber of areas. Our students are successful due to the talent and tenacity of the staff at Thomas Aveling raising the students' aspirations and expectations and never letting them settle for being alright.
The Sixth Form at Thomas Aveling has a special place within the school. Students are recognised as young adults and are encouraged to take an active role within the school community.
The school’s facilities include a Learning Resources Centre, a Sixth Form Study Centre, Common Room, Art Studio, purpose built Sixth Form Science Laboratory, Drama, Dance, Recording, Music, Information Technology, Science and Technology Suites. Our sports facilities are excellent, with a Sports Centre, Fitness Suite and all-weather courts.
For the young adult learner, the Sixth Form with its new courses, offers a fresh approach to Sixth Form studies. Great care has been taken to provide an appropriate learning environment for our 16+ students.
We provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere and welcome applications from students in other schools, as well as our own Year 11. The staff are experienced and highly qualified and share the aim of achieving your highest standards of academic qualifications.
You will be given expert and friendly support to help you make choices about your studies. It is recognised that making choices can be difficult and help will be given about academic matters, career choices or progression into further and higher education. The help provided will ensure any choice made will be an informed decision.
In addition to your studies, there will be a number of opportunities for you as a young adult to develop personal interests, as well as undertake work experience. A well established program of extra-curricular activities operates in the Sixth Form, as well as recreational and social activities arranged by students and staff, to ensure that staying on at school means more than just study.
A member of the Sixth Form has a high profile in the school. All students join in the School Partnership Program and support students and staff within the house and tutor group. Students may also apply to become Officers, Head Boy and Girl, Sports Captains, House Captains, other students take responsibility for mentoring, fundraising and promoting the Arts. All Sixth formers enjoy many privileges and are highly regarded by the staff and students in the school for their contributions to the school community.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Thomas Aveling School directly.