School profile

Thomas Clarkson Academy

Thomas Clarkson Academy serves the needs of students, their families and the local community as a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive, 11-18 academy. Our motto is ‘Transform, Challenge and Aspire’ as we strive to transform the opportunities of young people in Wisbech by providing them with the best opportunities to achieve the academic qualifications and skills. We challenge them to be the best version of themselves to nurture their ambitions. We provide students with a ‘ticket for life’.

We take pride in creating a calm, orderly and, importantly, friendly atmosphere in the academy. Whilst at the academy students can also expect to develop the important skills of leadership, teamwork and co-operation through participation in a broad range of opportunities beyond the classroom such as sport, art, drama and community projects.

As part of the Brooke Weston Trust, there are also further opportunities for students to develop, including Trust-wide competitions and events. We value our staff, giving them lots of opportunities to develop their skills to enable them to follow a fulfilling career.

About our school experience


We recognise how important it is for prospective teachers to gain some first hand insight into how a school runs.

Our days may include:
Talking to Hub staff about the teacher training scheme
Talking to existing trainees about their experiences
Asking teachers about their typical day
Observe teaching
Observe tutor times
Watch a range of subjects being taught.

You will also get the chance to gain advice on how to complete a training application and gain valuable insight into some of the skills you can showcase in your personal statement.

No DBS is required because you will also be with a member of staff but you will be able to interact with students and watch how they engage in their learning.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 1:00pm - Flexible

Other times can be negotiated with our Team.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

We are very proud to be a lead delivery partner for the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme designed by the outstanding Teach First and led by Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub. An industry leader in early career development for teachers.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: For example a passport or driving licence
    • Must be considering apply to our schools to start teacher training in September of the next academic year.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We can offer a range of flexible dates for a half day visit. Please enquire and we will be in touch.

School experience type
In school


Corporation Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 2SE
Map showing Thomas Clarkson Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please park in the visitor bays to the front of the building and report to reception.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Corporation Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 2SE
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Computing
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Spanish