The Thomas Cowley High School, founded in 1719, is now a co-educational all ability, independent academy for students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Our vision for the School is to raise aspirations and transform lives in a successful learning community. It will be a place where every student’s welfare, learning and progress are our core business, a place where teachers can teach and students can learn.
We firmly believe that all students have a right to a personalised education which will equip them for lifelong learning because every student is different, and those differences should be respected. An education should not be applied to students as though they were the product of a machine. Students should leave the School with a wealth of transferable skills which will enable them to progress into further education or employment.
Through effective pastoral care and guidance Thomas Cowley will develop the next generation of citizens and leaders, willing and able to play active roles in their communities. The school will lead out into the world, young people who feel positive about themselves and demonstrate a passion for life, who respect the rights of other people and who are ready to make their mark.