Welcome to Thomas Mills High School

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Thomas Mills is a flourishing 11-18 high school situated in the pleasant and historic town of Framlingham, Suffolk.  The school is a place of learning and we are justifiably proud of our academic excellence.  We are consistently one of Suffolk's highest performing schools, graded outstanding by OFSTED. High expectations from our students and well qualified staff lead to quality teaching and learning.  Students make very good progress during their time here and move successfully into university (including Oxbridge - over ten students in the past two years) or employment.

Our curriculum is enhanced by specialist status in technology, arts and languages. The school is large enough to provide a range of options and facilities and yet small enough for students to develop as individuals.  Students are enriched by the experience at Thomas Mills High School.  A bright future starts here! 

There is an impressive range of extra-curricular activities which support our students as they become confident learners and 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. 

I hope this website gives you a glimpse of the exciting opportunities on offer at this busy and successful school.  We hold an Open Day in October and meet with parents of the new intake in July.  Two Sixth Form Information Evenings are held in November.  Should you wish to view the school at any other time please do not hesitate to get in touch.  I shall be delighted to meet you and show you what we have to offer.


Philip Hurst



Main School Prospectus

Admissions Years 7-11

Admissions Sixth Form

                                  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 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 as [...] Read more...


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Events calendar

22 Apr

Staff Professional Day

All day

23 Apr

Term begins for pupils

All day

23 Apr

GCSE PE Practicals

All day

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