Dear Parent / Guardian

Students can currently wear either uniform (polo shirt and sweater style or the John Lewis uniform).  After the Easter break all students will be expected to wear the correct and full uniform for either style.  Please note: It is compulsory for all Year 7 students to wear the John Lewis style uniform now.

Regardless of the chosen uniform style for the summer term, students are not allowed to wear the following:

  • Hoodies
  • Jeans
  • Trainers – shoes must be black and polishable


Students who are not wearing the correct uniform will be given Negative Behaviour Points, detentions and letters will be sent home.

From September 2015, it is compulsory for all students to be in the new style uniform provided by John Lewis and more information can be found on our website:

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Yours faithfully

Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Dear  Parent/Guardian

The Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening will be held in the South Site Hall between 3.30 pm and 5.45 pm.  Overleaf is an appointment sheet for Andrew to take to the teachers you wish to see so that they can enter an appointment time.  Teachers will do their best to take account of the time period you have indicated.

The Hall will be arranged so that teachers are seated in alphabetical order.

You are welcome to bring Andrew with you and it will give you the opportunity to meet individual teachers and see what progress has been made over the past year.  On arrival, please register at the appropriate desk in the dining area.

Andrew’s current grades are available on ‘My Child At School’.  If you would like to request a paper copy for collection on the evening, please contact the Data Office on 01603 497779.

As you know, we place great emphasis on parent/student opinion and, as such, would be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete the questionnaire and submit it at the desk before you leave.

On the evening there will be a display of lost property in South Site reception.

If you are travelling by car, please be considerate to our neighbours and use the Park and Stride sites.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Sowerby

Assistant Principal – Student Support

Achievement Newsletter – March 2015.

Ofsted OUTSTANDING – March 2014 

Thank you for your interest in the above post at the school.  We demand the very best for our students and therefore only seek to appoint the highest calibre of candidate, who shares our philosophy and vision.

With the growth in studnet numbers at both pre and post 16, the ability to teach computing would be an advantage.

The school has an excellent tradition in this area of our provision for students, and the subjects are seen as critical in the wider educational development of our young people. This priority can also be seen in our investment in the facilities for these areas over very recent time, and indeed in the creation of this post.

As a school, our focus remains on ensuring each student has appropriate opportunities, curriculum and support to reach their highest potential.  To achieve this, our staff must have the appropriate training and professional development in order that they can deliver, as required, to each student.  In this, exciting Learning and Teaching strategies lie at the core of our work, so your professional development is critical to our students’ success.

Currently, we are oversubscribed in the main school and already have over 370 students in our Sixth Form.  This, I believe, shows we have the support of the majority of the community which we serve.

We have a strong partnership with our feeder schools and an excellent transition programme for Year 6 students and their parents.  Our pastoral (vertical) house system ensures the all-round development of each student is central to our work, seeing the education of the ‘whole student’ as key.

To apply, you should use our application form, although you may supply your supporting statement on an individual sheet.  This should include both your philosophy and how your experiences would benefit our students.

We have provided additional documents to help you learn about our school and I am sure you will look at our website and read the other related information available:

  • Job Description.
  • A Person Specification.
  • Departmental Details.
  • An Application Form.


We look forward to receiving your application which will need to arrive at the school by 10 am on Monday 13 April 2015 by email to or by post to the HR Department. 

Good luck!

I C Clayton


Job Description Person Specification Departmental Details ICT – 2015 Application Form -Teaching

Newsletter – Issue 13 – March 2015.

For the third year in succession, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form made a clean sweep at the Norwich East Sportshall Athletics County finals.

After weeks of training and preparation, we travelled to the UEA confident of winning at least two team medals to match previous success.  The Year 7 team top finishes continued throughout the day and the Year 8 teams were regularly finishing in the top half of races.

The success was mirrored in the field events, with one of our students continuing to surpass their previous best performances.

The Year 7 girls produced the biggest score of the entire day and were completely dominant on their way to team Gold.  The Year 7 boys were equally impressive throughout the day and also held on to win team Gold.

The Year 8 girls were consistent in every way, and were delighted with their Bronze medal, which was only a few points shy of Silver and Gold. The biggest surprise of the day came with the Year 8 boys, who suffered two injuries early on in the competition.  Despite this, the remaining students dug incredibly deep to win team Gold, beating last year’s champions, Wymondham College.

When the overall results were read out, Norwich East and Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form were overall champions by a large margin, officially the best Sportshall Athletics School in Norfolk for 2015.

The school Choir took part in the Norfolk County Music Festival on Wednesday 11 March 2015.

The Choir sang ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Let it Go’, ‘View me Lord’ and ‘Cabaret’ in the adult and youth section.  The Choir gave an amazing performance, with Murray Chapman accompanying on the piano.  The comments we received from the adjudicator were fantastic.

Thank you to all who took part, we certainly impressed the audience!

The next performance will be on Wednesday 25 March 2015, where the Choir will hopefully make it a hat trick by winning the Rotary Schools Choir Competition again.

Miss Walker

Newsletter – Issue 12 – March 2015.

Please find enclosed a letter from the Immunisation Team, NHS, Norwich.

The injections will take place in school on Friday 20 March 2015.

Would you please complete and return the consent form to me, indicating your consent or otherwise, by Friday 13 March 2015.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Humphries

Student Welfare Officer

I am writing concerning the final part of Andrew’s Controlled Assessment in Geography.  As part of this, Andrew is required to undertake some fieldwork in order to collect primary data to use back in the classroom.

The one day visit to various sites around Norwich City Centre is compulsory as it is part of Andrew’s GCSE, however we are asking parents/guardians to make a voluntary contribution to the costs of £5.00.  The party will leave school on Friday 17 April 2015 at 9:00 am and are expected to return at 1:30 pm.  Andrew will need to bring a packed lunch.  The afternoon will be spent collating and reviewing data back in the classroom.

A risk assessment has been carried out for this activity and, where necessary, the County Council approval has been obtained.  Insurance will be covered by the County Council legal liability to young people on the trip and this provides an element of personal accident cover during the visit, but no personal property insurance is included.  This will be down to the individual to organise, if required.

The school codes of conduct will apply throughout the visit and the highest standards of behaviour will be expected at all times.  School uniform must be worn.  An emergency contact system will be established and your point of contact will be the school.  For these purposes, it is vital that contact details are available for you during the period of the trip.

Should you wish Andrew to take part in the proposed activity, please complete and return the attached consent form to Andrew’s Geography teacher by Friday 13 March 2015.  Payment can be made via ParentPay or alternatively by cash or cheque (made payable to Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form) and handed into the Student Payment Point at the designated opening times.

If you have any questions between now and the visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Mrs N Best

Curriculum Leader – Geography