Thomas Mills High SchoolA State Funded Academy

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Welcome to Thomas Mills High School



Thomas Mills High School is working hard to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 whilst maintaining high standards of teaching and learning for all pupils and students.

Letters from Mr Hurst regarding Covid-19 can be found on our letters page here.

To report a pupil absence (including covid-19 related self-isolation) telephone 01728-726677 or email


In-school LFt Testing Risk Assessment click here.

Covid-19 information from the NHS, click here and here.

Government information about booking a test for your child, click here.

Suffolk Covid-19 information, click here.

Information on the use of face coverings on school transport, click here.

Information from organisations on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people can be found here.



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 predecessor 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.

See our "World Class" video

Philip Hurst



Thomas Mills YouTube channel - click here

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Open Days & Information Evenings

We hold an Open Day in September 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.

Thomas Mills Magazine

Outlook Summer 2021

Documents icon Outlook Summer 2021

Sixth form

Sixth Form LFD test reporting: click here


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