Admissions for September 2022 entry
On a typical visit to Thamesmead you would see the following;
- A friendly and warm welcome for students, staff and visitors alike
- A calm school as you walk through the corridors and visit our lessons
- Well behaved, smartly dressed, and respectful students who enjoy coming to Thamesmead each day
- Focused classrooms with our professional staff teaching their specialist subjects
- A clear focus on developing our Thamesmead character values in our learners
Daytime tours of Thamesmead school for Year 6 students before October half term are now fully booked.
From w/c 1st November, they will take place once a week at 8.50am on varying dates and are open to families of children in Year 6 or Year 5 – please call 01932 219400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check available dates.
Open Evening – Thursday 14th October from 5.30pm-8pm.
You do not need to book for general admission to our Open Evening. Where possible please consider attending later, when it can be a little quieter and we would appreciate if only parents/carers and their Year 5 and Year 6 children attend.
Headteacher’s Talks during Open Evening
Early indications are that there will be high demand for admission to the Headteacher’s talks, which will take place at 5.30pm (arrive at 5.15pm), 6.15pm, 7.00pm and 7.45pm. To keep our community and visitors as safe as possible, there will be a limited capacity for each of these talks and tickets will be issued on arrival. Once a talk is full, tickets will be issued for the next one. Entrance directly to the talks is via the Jubilee Centre entrance/rear car park only.
A short film to introduce our school to you (filmed in Sept 2020)
We invited a crew into school to make a short movie about our school. We believe this captures what is special about Thamesmead and hope that you will see this too. You can watch the film here
Daytime video tour of the school
Mrs Eley, Deputy Headteacher conducts a live tour of the school during a typical day – this was recorded on Monday 5th October 2020 and is in line with the walking tour that we would usually offer to parents during the Autumn Term.
Year 7 students – starting at Thamesmead School
Other information that you may find helpful in helping you learn more about Thamesmead School
Frequently Asked Questions – Admissions
The school prospectus – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/prospectus/
June 2017 OFSTED report – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/about-us/ofsted/
2019 Examination results – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/about-us/exam-results/
DFE Performance Tables – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/about-us/dfe-performance-tables/
Information on our school curriculum:
Feedback & comments from parents received during the lock down period – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/comments-from-parents-during-lockdown-learning/
Information on admissions – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/admissions-arrangements/
Our ethos and values – https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/about-us/our-ethos-values/
Admission numbers over previous years – see section below
Please note. As formal examinations were not sat in the Summer of 2020 due to the impact of the national lockdown of schools we have decided, in agreement with the Spelthorne Secondary Schools that results data from 2020’s GCSEs is not appropriate information to help parents with making decisions on secondary school choices. We refer you instead to the 2018/19 GCSE results data which is based on the GCSE exams sat by our students in that year.
If there are any questions you have that you have not found the answer to within all of this information please do contact us and we will do our best to provide it. If you would like to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team about the school please contact us and let us know and we will try and arrange a call to you.
We hope that after participating in our admissions events you will be left a positive impression of our school and will be considering us for your child’s secondary education. Information on how to apply is available on our admissions page and any remaining questions about admissions can be directed to email@example.com
Admission statistics for Thamesmead School 2020, 2019, 2018
Below please find two attachments which outline admission to Thamesmead in Year 7 over the last 3 years. This information is normally shared with parents and Year 6 students on our Open Evening, which unfortunately cannot take place this year.
– The first attachment shows the actual number of students who joined Thamesmead in Year 7 in the September of the year of admission, as per our Admission Arrangements criteria.
– The second attachment shows which schools the students joined us from.
As you can see the numbers differ slightly from year to year.