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.

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 qualifications 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.

If successful, you will be supported by a team of professionals who will ensure you establish yourself within the school, support your development and champion your work to others.

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:

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


Further information is also available at www.educatenorfolk.co.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application which will need to arrive at the school by 10 am on Wednesday 26 October 2016 by email to HR@tsasmail.org.uk or by post to the HR Department.

We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

Good luck!

I C Clayton MBE


Job Description Person Specification IT and Computing – 2016 Application Form – Teaching

Newsletter – Issue 3 – October 2016.

Dear Parent/Guardian

We would like to invite you and Andrew to attend our ‘Working for Success Evening’ on Thursday 29 September 2016 at *  in the main South Site Hall.

The evening aims to give you all the advice and guidance that we can, so that you can support Andrew through the difficult Years 10 and 11, enabling Andrew to achieve success.

This is a time of change in education and this will significantly affect Year 10 as they progress with their studies, so we would encourage your attendance at this presentation.

The focus of the evening will be around the following commitment from yourselves:

‘As a parent, I realise that Andrew can perform even better than he achieved in Year 9, and I know it is my responsibility to support and encourage this improvement’.

Parking will be available from the Pound Lane entrance.

Yours faithfully                                                                              

Mr G Dewar

Assistant Principal

* 7.00 pm            Polaris, Sirius and Vega students

8.00 pm            Altair, Cygnus and Mira students


Newsletter – Issue 2 – September 2016.

Newsletter – Issue 1 – September 2016.

Dear Parent/Guardian

We would like to invite you and your child to attend a parent briefing evening at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form on Tuesday 13 September 2016.  This evening will be looking at the different aspects that will help your child to learn and progress through their education at our school.  Our aim is to help you understand how we work so you can be effective in your support at home.

Due to the large numbers expected, we would be very grateful if only one parent could attend.

As your child is in *(see below) House, the session will be held in the *(see below) between *(see below).  To help alleviate parking congestion, please park on the main field using the gate on Pound Lane, in order to minimise inconvenience to our neighbours.

We look forward to seeing you at the evening.

Yours faithfully

Mr Clayton



Sirius 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm South Site Hall
Polaris 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm North Site – PACE
Mira 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm North Site Hall
Altair 7.15 pm – 8.15 pm North Site – PACE
Vega 7.15 pm – 8.15 pm South Site Hall
Cygnus 7.15 pm – 8.15 pm

North Site Hall


Achievement Newsletter – July 2016 .

Newsletter – Issue 20 – July 2016.

Newsletter – Issue 19 – July 2016.

Reading Week took place from 20 June 2016 and commenced with a visit to Taverham High School by Page Turners Book Group to attend the Carnegie Conference.  This was also attended by students from Reepham High School.  All students involved had been reading the Carnegie shortlist of books since Easter and enjoyed discussing their opinions of the books with other students and voting on their winning choice, before the national result was announced.

Two authors, Alex Scarrow and Elizabeth Wein, visited the school on different days and presented workshops to students which were well received and inspirational, encouraging students to explore their creative writing skills.

Brundall and St William’s Primary Schools were visited by the Reading Bus.  Students took packs of storybooks and worksheets with them and read in pairs to small groups of students from Year 2 classes.  The younger pupils then completed their worksheets before moving on to another pair of students for a different story.  This is a wonderful community event and all students involved gained confidence and skills from it.

A Poetry Slam took place with Year 7 students during their English lessons, they were introduced to the idea of what a poetry slam competition/performance was and they then looked at several examples of performance and looked at the common features.  Students then had a chance to write and perform their own slam poetry to the class.

Amanda Allen – Librarian