Principal’s Welcome


Jayne Schofield

I am very proud to be the Principal of this wonderful Academy, where we support every student to achieve their full potential. We are a forward-thinking vibrant community, who passionately believe that every student deserves the highest standard of education.

In education there should be equality for all, and I strongly believe that a postcode should not influence the learning standard a student receives, or limit the aspirations they have for their future.

Our Academy has been on a journey and is now one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most improved schools. I am excited for the future, and unwavering in the belief that Thistley Hough Academy will be graded an outstanding school through our uncompromising ambition for every student.

As well as academic excellence, we encourage pride, respect and commitment, which has become a mantra throughout our Academy. Thanks to our high standards of behaviour teachers are free to teach, and students can develop a lifelong love of learning in a caring supportive environment.

At the heart of everything we do is a relentless desire for our students to become successful and responsible young people who make a positive contribution to our city and beyond. We offer a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities, trips and visits in the UK and internationally, offering opportunities for students to develop those soft skills so essential in our professional and personal development.

We want all our students to be happy and successful during their time with us, and it is a privilege to work with them to help realise their dreams and ambitions.

We invite you to visit us and experience our Academy community by attending one of our open events and see for yourself our amazing facilities.

I look forward to meeting you.

Jayne Schofield