Prospectus

Introduction

As a faith school, we are very conscious of our mission to provide your daughter or son with more than just academic success. We are a school with clear principles and ideals based on a strong ethos, and this philosophy is central to our success. Our great strength is that we keep reminding ourselves of …

Respect for All

Welcome to Townsend Church of England School This school is open to everyone and you do not have to go to church to apply for admission – children of other faiths and those of no faith are very welcome at Townsend. As the only Church of England secondary school in this area, we offer something …

Our Philosophy

Respect for All Townsend School seeks to provide an education of the highest quality. Our ‘Respect for All’ policy, written by students and staff affirms our commitment to each member of our community as an individual and underpins all aspects of our school life.  ‘Respect for All’ is prominently displayed at Townsend and is very …

Achievement for All

Excellence In Learning High expectations supported by excellent resources and expert teaching from qualified, professional staff ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed. Rigorous monitoring and assessment takes account of students’ different aptitudes and interests and enable all to achieve to the very best of their ability. Every student is involved in setting …

Support for All

Focusing on the Individual We attach great importance to getting to know students well and to ensuring that they are happy.  Many of our pupils were the only person who came from their primary school, but from their first day at Townsend School they became part of our family.  Our welcome and integration of new …

Partnership for All

Our Parents / Carers A child’s home is one of the most important influences on any child’s learning and we try to work in close partnership with parents/carers to ensure that all students enjoy the very best education. Form tutors build a relationship with parents/carers and there are many formal and informal opportunities each year …

Facilities for All

Superb Resources Surrounded by open countryside and with over 15 acres of playing fields and landscaped areas. Townsend has one of the city’s most attractive school sites. The school has benefited from much refurbishment and improvement over recent years, resulting in excellent accommodation and resources. These include – A state-of-the-art Discovery and Independent Learning Centre …

An Audience for All

The Creative Arts Drama and music are important aspects of our curriculum. Outings to theatres and visits from professional theatre companies enrich our students’ curriculum. There are music concerts which entertain parents/carers and students make a significant musical contribution to school Cathedral services. All students have the opportunity to join our scheme for individual instrumental …

Sport for All

A Successful Track-Record Townsend Church of England School is justifiably proud of its sporting success.  All students from Year 7 to the Sixth From participate in a varied and challenging curriculum to develop an interest, skill and enjoyment which will encourage fitness and health for life.     Many school teams and individuals from all …

A Bright Outlook for All

A Successful Future Through a comprehensive teaching programme, students are encouraged to think about their strengths and weaknesses and to explore possibilities for their talents.  Every student is offered the opportunity to be individually interviewed and to receive individual guidance.   Currently, all students in year 10 participate in work experience which gives them a …

Opportunities for All

Beyond the Classroom Townsend Church of England School is a dynamic and vibrant community and there are many exciting and challenging activities which complement students’ study courses, making their lives more fulfilling.     There are numerous clubs and activities which take place at lunchtimes or after school.  These range from all the major sporting …

Spirituality for All

The Church Connection Townsend is a Church school although you do not have to go to Church to come here, but you will need to be in sympathy with our ethos and traditions. Children of all faiths and with no faith are welcome at this Church school. Religious Studies is an important part of our …

Good Outcome for All

Ofsted and Church Inspections As Townsend is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School we are inspected twice! The two inspections are carried out under Section 5 and Section 48 of the Education Act.  Ofsted send in inspectors and so does the Church of England. Parents/carers, staff, students, and governors are all pleased to know …