Headteacher Message

Welcome to Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School’s website.

We are proud of being a Church school at the heart of the local community – a place where everyone is safe, respected and encouraged to develop resilience and self-belief. Our strong ethos strives to ensure each child achieves their very best; academically – through a knowledge-rich, focused and sequenced curriculum (that has the scope and ambition of the national curriculum); culturally – through both the work in our classrooms and  an extensive programme of extracurricular activities and visits; spiritually – through an ethos of interdependence that flows through the life of both our school and wider community.

We aspire to achieve this by concentrating on each child’s needs and well-being.  It is centred around the development of core values that address the key focus of “Where every child matters, every child succeeds”.

Our exciting and enquiry-based curriculum is designed to both engage and challenge our children to develop creative and interdependent thinking through strong oracy skills.  We endeavour to nurture a thirst for learning and a love of reading in all of our children.

The broad content of our curriculum is enriched by covering a wide range of subjects, talents and future careers. We realise that in order for our children to be leaders in tomorrow’s world they will need to demonstrate positivity, teamwork and a belief that everyone can improve through dedication and hard work.

Success, progress and celebration are very much at the heart of what we do; we look forward to sharing this ever- evolving learning journey with you.

Mr Liam Murtagh