Our partnership with our parents is a cornerstone of our success as a school, and of our continuing improvement. Our parents recognise that we share a responsibility for the education of their individual children, and for the continued success of their school.

Thurstable School is an academy in Tiptree, Maypole Road, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0EW. Telephone: 01621 816526.


The government stipulates that we must publish specific information on our school website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. We also comply with guidance from the Department for Education on what academies should publish online.

Contact details

Mr J Ketley, Headteacher

Mr N Phillips, Chair of Governors

Mr D Raleigh, SEN Co-ordinator

Mrs J Baldry, Admission arrangements

Mr G Muttock, Sixth Form Admissions

Ofsted Reports

Click Here to view reports.

Exam & Assessment Results

Key stage 4 (KS4) results include:

  • the percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths

  • percentage of students staying in education or employment after KS4

Key stage 5 (16 to 19) results include:

External Examination Results 2020


Behaviour Policy and Exclusions

The school’s behaviour policy.

The school's anti-bullying policy (All school policies can be found in this area.)

Pupil Premium

Details of how the school spends its pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding. The Pupil Premium Strategy document for 2020-21 is here.

Information about our Year 7 literacy and numeracy and Catch Up Premium.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) report

The school’s policy for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

The school's SEN information report.

The school's accessibility plan.

Careers Programme Information

Information about the school's career programme can be found here

Equality Objectives

The school's equality policy can be found here.

Complaints policy

The school's complaints policy.

The school's whistleblowing policy can be found here.

Annual Reports and Accounts

Financial information about the academy can be found below

Financial Statements For The Year Ended 31 August 2021

Financial Statements For The Year Ended 31 August 2020

Financial Statements For The Year Ended 31 August 2019

Governors' Information and Duties

Governors' information can be found here and on the sub-pages.

Charging and Remissions Policies

The school’s charging and remissions policy (which are extracted from our Finance Policy.

Values and Ethos

Our Vision

Should a parent or carer require a copy of any of the above information, we will be happy to provide it free of charge. Please contact us.

Covid Related Documents

Catch Up Premium plan can be found here.

Risk Assessment can be found here.

Summer School 2021

From Monday 9th to Friday 13th August 2021, we opened our doors to 184 Year 6 pupils all excited to explore their future here at Thurstable School. Throughout the week they studied a broad curriculum led by some of our most inspirational teachers, supported by their new Year 7 pastoral team and on Friday 13th had the opportunity to experience Mersea’s Outdoor Centre for a day of fun-packed activities. The activities included high ropes, adventure courses, wall climbing and archery. A free packed lunch was offered to all pupils throughout the week and pictures with details of our activities both within school and at Mersea’s Outdoor Centre were posted on Twitter for parents to follow. All of our lessons had the thread ‘Be kind, work hard and leave a legacy’ at the core and our literacy and drama lessons used Matthew Syed’s book ‘You are awesome’ throughout which is definitely worth a read! All pupils were provided with their own, free, personal copy as well as a free set of equipment to take them through the week and in to the new academic year.

Please find below the financial expenditure for Thurstable Summer School 2021.

Staffing Salaries




Equipment such as pens, pencils, paint brushes etc.




Day Out




Transport for day out


Summer School Expenditure