Admissions for September 2021/2022 entry
The current restrictions mean it is not possible for us to offer parents and prospective students the chance to visit our school this term.
We recognise that this makes your decision making about which secondary school to choose a little harder.
We know that you would want the chance to meet our students, staff and see our school in action. If you cannot come to us, then we must come to you.
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
ADMISSIONS IN 2021 – Students who have already been offered a place will hear from us in early May. We will share details of the Induction programme as soon as it is finalised.
ADMISSIONS 2022 – We do not yet know when we can open our doors to prospective parents for tours of the school. As soon as we have information about this it will be shared here. Our scheduled date for the annual Open Evening is Thursday 14th October 2021 and details of our plans will also be shared here when they are available. In the meantime, please view these short films about our school. We look forward to meeting you as soon as we are able to.
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
Headteacher’s Presentation and Webinar – recorded on Thursday 8th October 2020
Mr Phil Reeves, Headteacher, speaks to prospective families about Thamesmead School, our vision and values, curriculum, teaching, support for students and what you can expect as a member of our school community.
A student panel with question and answer session – recorded on Monday 12th October 2020
A panel of students made up of new Year Seven students who joined the school in September, and House Captains from our older year groups answer questions you have about the student experience of the school. Hosted by Assistant Headteacher Miss Campbell
A staff panel with question and answer session – recorded on Thursday 15th October
A panel of staff formed from a selection of our subject leaders (including English, Maths, and Science), our pastoral staff, and our Special Educational Needs Coordinator will answer questions that you have about the different departments, subjects and support that make up our curriculum at Thamesmead School. Hosted by Mrs Eley, Deputy Headteacher
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 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/
Performing Arts admissions – see section below
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Performing Arts Admissions
Should you wish to apply for your child for one of the selected places under Performing Arts (Drama and/or Music) please complete the ‘Year 7 Supplementary Application Form for Admission under Performing Arts‘ which can be found here https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Y7-Supplementary-Form-2021-Performing-Arts.pdf and return to the school before the deadline date of Friday, 9th October. Your child will be invited into the school to take part in an aptitude test for the subject/s chosen.
If you have any questions please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Moss, on email@example.com, or telephone 01932 219403.