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 feel the vision of our school can be told through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians where he reminds the people of Corinth of what it means to serve others – particularly where it states “The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all (Corinthians 1: 12:7)”.

We feel that these words of St Paul, particularly the phrase “For the good of all” further emphasises our School Mission and Values.

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