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Welcome back!

I would like to extend a warm welcome back to school to all of our students at Thurston Community College. In particular, it has been great to meet our new Year 7 students who have made a very impressive start to their time with us.  I have been inundated with positive comments from my colleagues about their attitude, behaviour and enthusiasm.  When asked, most of our Year 7 students have told me that their highlight so far has been “everything!”, long may that continue!

At Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus we have had an equally positive start to the new academic year. Just over 150 students have enrolled (significantly higher than previous years) with a considerable number from schools other than Thurston and large numbers enrolling for Music, Drama and Dance in our thriving Performing Arts Academy.  We are already expecting amazing things from them – watch this space!  This is always a wonderful time of year at Beyton with new Year 12 students buzzing with excitement at the experience of their first lessons at this level; and this year is no different.

Examination outcomes this summer at both Level 3 (A-Level and equivalent) and Level 2 (GCSE and equivalent) were a cause for great celebration.  Our Year 13 students achieved results which placed Thurston Community College in the top 10% of a national benchmark for progress.  Our Year 11 students achieved the highest average grade total (called Attainment 8) of any recent cohort of Thurston Community College students. I would like to offer my heartfelt and unreserved congratulations to our Year 11 and Year 13 students who worked so hard to achieve these results.  I applaud them all and wish them every success and happiness in the next step of their exciting journey.

Have a great week!

Helen Wilson, Principal 

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6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presentations, led by Helen Wilson, Principal, will take place at 18:00 and 18:45

Come and see our fantastic learning environment, meet our outstanding staff and talk to our exceptional students.


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    We would like to thank you for encouraging our daughter. It is because of this encouragement, support and the building of trust that has enabled her to demonstrate her work to her peers. We believe that good teaching should always be acknowledged - so thank you for ensuring our daughter is cared for, respected, encouraged, supported, challenged, rewarded and praised.  Parent of Year 9 student.