Welcome to Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre
Welcome to the Thurstable School, Sports College and Sixth Form Centre website, which, like the rest of the school continues to develop and improve. We have designed the site to better meet your needs. I trust that you will find what you are looking for on the site – please let us know if you don’t.
If you are keen to know our priorities and to gain a sense of the kind of school we are I would encourage you to read the document "The Core Business of Essex Schools". This outlines what every secondary Head Teacher in Essex believes is the work schools should be doing, and very closely describes our priorities here at Thurstable, which we express through our motto "Belong More, Achieve More, Be More". Our 3 year School Development Plan which you can download from the box on the right of this page will also help you better understand us. Compare our plans with your own hopes and ambitions for your children. I am confident you will find them a close match.
At a time of great change in the education system, and one of considerable uncertainty for many schools, I am pleased to say that at Thurstable we are continuing to focus on the work that we know makes a difference to the present and future lives of the children in our care.
Thurstable Sixth Form offers top range facilities and specialist teaching with small class sizes. Our teachers are experts in their field and can give you the help and one-to-one support you need to succeed academically and develop key skills that will be invaluable in the future. At the heart of our sixth form is a tight-knit and friendly community, offering a wide range of social events and trips.
From September 2015 you will have the opportunity to study some subjects on campus at the University of Essex with access to leading academics and the exciting facilities at this innovative and forward-thinking university.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre directly.