Thomas Telford School


Name Thomas Telford School
Website http://www.ttsonline.net/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Old Park, Telford, TF3 4NW
Phone Number 01952200000
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1439 (48.3% boys 51.7% girls)
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 8.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.1%
Persisitent Absence 4.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (21 January 2009)
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Description of the school

Thomas Telford School was formed as a City Technology College in 1991, specialising in mathematics, science and technology. The school attracts students from the neighbouring areas of Telford and Wolverhampton. Most students are from White British backgrounds but the social and ethnic mix broadly reflects the make-up of the local community. The level of disadvantage in the community is average but the proportion of students who are eligible for free school meals is below average. Virtually no students move to or from other schools. According to Key Stage 2 national test results, attainment on entry to the school is exceptionally high. The number of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average. The school is extremely popular and demand for places is very high; for admission purposes, the school uses nationally agreed selection criteria for City Technology Colleges, designed to ensure that the intake reflects the full range of ability according to national norms. The school also provides a small baby unit and Nursery with places for six babies and 13 two-and-a-half-year-olds. The school works collaboratively with three Academies for which it is the main sponsor. The objective is to replicate the practices of Thomas Telford School for the benefit of more students. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate