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Thomas Estley College is dedicated to providing an enriching, excellent quality comprehensive community education service for all learners and the wider community. We ensure our learning is fun with our high quality teaching and learning as well as developing our pupils into positive citizens through our enriched curriculum. We are a community of courage and commitment to success We aim to achieve our best, take full advantage of every learning opportunity and show resilience through our experiences and challenges. We believe in Seeking out our talents and following our dreams, reaching out for opportunities to lead and encourage others, making a positive difference and celebrating success. We try to include the whole community, sharing, caring and giving time as needed, treat each other with kindness, fairness and respect and find space in our lives for fun, joy, praise and laughter. 

About Us

  We are the secondary academy in Success Academy Trust, a local partnership of four schools and a pre-school committed to ensuring learner success, minimising the transition dip and developing young people with a focus on leadership and character. We are the lead Teaching School in Thomas Estley Learning Alliance, a partnership of around forty schools, mainly in South Leicestershire. We provide initial teacher training, NQT accreditation and programmes, continual professional development, leadership and talent management training and school to school support across Leicestershire. we are one of only forty nationally accredited providers of NPQ qualifications for leadership. All our staff benefit from a coherent and progressive entitlement to personal career planning, training and development and a wellbeing package tied into our Teaching school offer.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? Email us at letting us know a little bit about you and what role you are looking for. We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic, committed potential members of our college community.

We offer:



•WELLBEING FOR SUCCESS – OUR OWN PERSONAL WELLBEING AND SUPPORT PACKAGE TO HELP YOU FLOURISH Alternatively,  join our School Talent Pool and we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.  

We Care

"At Thomas Estley we care. To do this we include everyone in what is good, we don't put anyone down or make their life difficult. We aim for a better living and a better way of life for everyone. We value every person and every opportunity. We always aim for the very best."



Please follow this link to take you to our most recent Prospectus and KS4 Options booklet


Technology Status

In September 2010 the College was awarded Specialist Technology Status and we continue to develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning through the use of new technologies.


We provide enrichment opportunities for applied learning in technology for our pupils and our primary and community partners. We also work collaboratively with our wider family of schools to ensure staff have the best training opportunities and technical skills are introduced and built upon in a constructive way.


Through this innovative approach we hope to increase the future employment opportunities for pupils and to develop their skills needed to progress successfully in future education, as well as help mould engineers and scientists of the future.

Core Values

 Community of courage and commitment to success

  Aiming to achieve our best.

Taking full advantage of every learning opportunity. 

Showing resilience through our experiences and challenges.

Seeking out our talents and following our dreams.

Reaching out for opportunities to lead and encourage others.

Making a positive difference and celebrating success.

Including the whole community, sharing, caring and giving time as needed. 

Treating each other with kindness, fairness and respect.

Finding space in our lives for fun, joy, praise and laughter. 



Ofsted Outstanding

Ofsted judged the College to be "Outstanding” in all areas. Ofsted Outstanding Award 2011

 To read our report click here

“A forward-looking, innovative, aspirational and ambitious College.”

“Excellent behaviour ensures students remain on task and are eager to achieve.”

“The outstanding quality of teaching and good assessment contributes significantly to the outstanding quality of students’ achievement and other outcomes.”

“Students exemplify one of the College’s core values – a community built on mutual respect.”

Our Teaching School Alliance PEER CHALLENGE in  2015 also judged the college to be outstanding.  The full report can be read here 






With over forty members from both secondary and primary phases, TELA aims to cover all of the teaching School areas to impact on local learner outcomes. We are a not for profit organisation with learners at the heart, firmly focussed on achieving excellence.

Our TELA School Direct PGCE offers accredited initial secondary teacher training in established partnership with the University of Leicester, Loughborough University, and University of Warwick. For those wishing to make an informed decision about teacher training or take advantage of high quality classroom experience to support an application for teacher training, our successful School Experience placements offer a variety of volunteer experience targeted at those wishing to enter the profession.

Accredited as a National Teaching School in 2013, we constantly build on our existing menu of teacher training courses to offer extensive continual professional development opportunities within our local alliance and across Leicestershire, run in collaboration with education, community, local authority and university partners. Our TELA CPD offer incorporates leadership and pedagogical development for newly qualified teachers and recently qualified teachers through the full range of middle leaders roles to Heads and Senior Leaders conferences and networks. We also offer a range of targeted networks as well as projects and meetings responding to short term needs.  Talent Management and leadership pathways form an important part of our training and development menu and we are one of only forty nationally accredited deliverers of the NPQ qualifications, offering NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH.

Success Academy Trust

Thomas Estley Community College is part of Success Academy Trust.

We are delighted to be part of Success Academy Trust and are looking forward to further extending our partnerships with other schools in the group; Cosby Primary School, Hallbrook Primary School and Richmond Primary School.

To find out more information about Success Academy Trust please click here.

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