Thomas Estley Community College

We are a community college based in South Leicestershire dedicated to providing an enriching, high quality comprehensive community education service for all learners and the wider community.

We believe in providing the best mix of support and challenge to help students achieve their academic potential whilst maximising their wellbeing and growth as a young person, ready to tackle the complex and competitive world of further study and work.

Our college motto is 'A Community of Courage and Commitment to Success', and we are passionate about developing young people who make a positive difference to the society around them whilst developing their own potential and overcoming barriers.

We are fully committed to a learning environment that is inclusive of all abilities and needs, personalising learning within a family and community ethos.

We have high standards of work and behaviour at the college, and we believe that the focus for each of our students is achieving their personal best, whatever that may be, and developing their confidence and passion in learning.

We are the lead school in for the Thomas Estley Learning Alliance (TELA) and the Success Academy Trust, we believe that collaboration and sharing best practice and resources improves the experience and outcomes of all learners.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
  • Must have a degree
  • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence

Achieve with TELA is an alliance of schools that is an accredited provider of Teacher Training in primary and secondary. The aim of school experience is to support and enhance any application for teaching training.

Initially we invite visitors to spend two days at Thomas Estley Community College which is an 11-16 secondary school.

No DBS is required for two days in school.

The days will provide you with an invaluable insight into what teaching is like through observation of lessons, meeting experienced teachers, finding out more about safeguarding, pupil progress, pastoral support and the Achieve with TELA school based teacher training programme along with the application process.

Your place on the school experience days is subject to proof a negative lateral flow COVID test.

The School experience day is charged at £20.00 per day. If you are successful in gaining a place on our School Direct programme costs can be refunded.

Art and design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Physical education, and Physics


13 January 2022 In school
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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Station Road
Broughton Astley
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Administration fees

£20.00 Daily, There is a charge of £20.00 for each day, This is payable on the first day of the placement by either cash or cheque (payable to Thomas Estley Community College).

There is a charge of £20.00 . Without payment and a negative lateral flow test result you will not be able to spend the day in school. The charge that is made is passed back to the department hosting you for the day. If you are successful and accept a place on the School Direct Teacher Training programme with Achieve with TELA this cost can be refunded.

Dress code

Smart casual

- no denim, jeans, shorts, short skirts, trainers

Start and finish times

9:15am to 3:30pm - Flexible

Please contact us to discuss


Yes - on site parking provided

All parking for the School Experience day at Thomas Estley is in the White Horse pub car park which is just a little further along Station Road on the opposite side to the College. Please turn right when turning into the White Horse car park and park on that side. You will need to display a parking permit in your vehicle which will be allocated when you school experience day is confirmed.

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

Teacher training offered

School Direct Lead school - Thomas Estley Community College

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