School profile

Thomas Gainsborough School

We are very proud of Thomas Gainsborough School and the educational opportunities that it provides for our wonderful students, supported by the wide range of professional development opportunities available to all our excellent teachers.

Our school motto is ‘Excellence: for each, for all’ and this encapsulates our values and ethos. It is a school where every single individual matters.

We strive to personalise a young person’s education, putting them at the centre of their own learning, to ensure that each student achieves his or her full potential enjoying an education that focuses on their own individual skills, strengths and aptitudes. Each student has a voice here – it is their school and their education. Yet each student is also part of a community, locally, nationally and globally. We want our students to become outstanding citizens and contribute greatly to the society in which they live.

Our teachers are well-supported and encouraged to be brave in their lessons, we have a strong culture of well-being and our colleagues are proud to be a part of the TGS community.

About our school experience


observing lessons and different teaching styles
interacting with pupils
seeing how specific subjects are taught
learning more about the teacher training process

Start and finish times
8:30 to 3:30 - Flexible

Yes, flexible times can be arranged when school experience is confirmed.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Details of the teacher training routes we currently support can be received from

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport and driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

School Experience Days are available from Monday 19th June and throughout the remaining Summer Term 2023.

School experience type
In school


Wells Hall Road, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0NH
Map showing Thomas Gainsborough School

Yes - on site parking provided

Details will be provided when school experience is confirmed.

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Wells Hall Road, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0NH
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media studies
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Physics with maths
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish