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Happy children are successful children. They work harder, more co-operatively and have high expectations.

We spend time ensuring individual pupils well-being. Pupils are not only monitored academically but also closely observed and listened to. We take everything they say seriously and sensitively.

Great emphasis is placed on pastoral care and Form Tutors are the first point of contact for any issues. Problems are dealt with swiftly and Form Tutors may, in some instances, receive support from the Head of Year who works in partnership with the Student Support and Inclusion Team to find positive solutions.

The academy has access to a wide range of agencies who offer additional specialist support in areas such as counselling, bereavement and support for young carers.

We have re-instated the Thistley Hough House System with four of the original houses back – Doulton, Wedgwood, Spode and Minton. The House System provides a strong sense of family, support and camaraderie and pupils remain in the same house throughout their career at Thistley Hough.

Academy colours are awarded every year for the arts, academic excellence, sporting excellence, community involvement and leadership.

The vertical system allows pupils to grow and develop alongside others out of their traditional year group and will foster a sense of community within the academy.