Welcome to Thomas Mills High School

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Welcome to Thomas Mills High School

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On behalf of everyone at Thomas Mills High School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the school.  We are a flourishing 11-18 high school situated in the pleasant and historic town of Framlingham, Suffolk.  We are consistently one of the region's highest performing schools.

There is a thirst for learning amongst the pupils and as a parent once remarked, "it's cool to learn here."  We have high expectations of our pupils and well qualified staff.  Through excellent teaching and learning, pupils make very good progress here.  We are very proud of our broad and balanced curriculum.  Pupils can genuinely discover and excel in their talents!  Pupils progress to a range of destinations from university (including over 10 students to Oxbridge over the past five years), college, training or employment.  

Like its precedessor schools, including the prestigious Mills Grammar School and Framlingham Area School, pupils travel from all of east and central Suffolk to experience an academic education with quality.  The school is large enough to provide a range of options and a site with excellent facilities.  We're also still small enough for pupils to develop as individuals.  The experience at Thomas Mills can truly enrich pupils' lives.  A bright future starts here!

There is an impressive range of extra-curricular activities which support our pupils as they become active members of the community.  Visitors often remark on the calm, purposeful and self-disciplined atmosphere.  Our school ethos is shaped by our Charter of Values which blends tradition and innovation.

This website should give you a glimpse of the exciting opportunities on offer at this busy and successful school.  There is an Open Day in the Autumn Term and two Sixth Form Information Evenings in November.  However, should you wish to view the school at any other time, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We shall be delighted to meet you and show you what we have to offer.

Philip Hurst

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                                  THOMAS MILLS HIGH SCHOOL


Vision Statement 

We, the staff and governors, aspire

to ensure that all our students,

irrespective of ability

and regardless of anyone’s doubts,

achieve their potential in full;

and we aspire in this way to make Thomas Mills High School

the best in the country


                A CHARTER OF VALUES


We, the staff, pupils and governors of Thomas Mills High School, regard the following twelve values as central to our purpose :

1. A love of learning for its own sake

2. Vigour and optimism in embracing the future

3. The intrinsic virtue of persistent hard work

4. Acceptance of personal responsibility

5. Equal value accorded to all persons

6. Courtesy, self-discipline and respect for others

7. A determination to achieve excellence in all we do

8. Honesty, moral courage and integrity

9. Good fellowship

10. Service to others

11. Leadership and enterprise

12. Respect for the traditions and the achievements of the school

Introduction to the Academy

Academy Status Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham became an academy on 1 June 2011. As such we are independent of the local authority that used to maintain us and under the authority of our own Academy Trust, which is incorporated [...] Read more...


Our Prospectus

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Events calendar

18 Jul

GCSE Religious Studies Trip to London


Letter to Parents

22 Jul

New Intake Day

All day

2 Sep

Staff Professional Day

All day

School closed to pupils

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