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Open Evening for Year 5/6 families

Families of Year 5 and 6 pupils are invited to Thomas Clarkson Academy’s Open Evening on Thursday 26th September.

It will give parents and children the chance to explore the school, hear from our Associate Principal, meet our staff and even have a go at some taster lessons.

Families will also hear about TCA’s recent achievements which include:

-    Our highest-ever number of students going on to university;
-    Our highest-ever number of students going to prestigious Russell Group universities;
-    Recent GCSE results which are among the best the school has ever had;
-    TCA named as Cambridgeshire’s most improved school for 2017-19.

Associate Principal Richard Scott urged parents to take advantage of this opportunity to discover more about life at TCA.

He said: “We are a rapidly improving community school committed to the academic and personal development of all our young people.

“We have worked hard in recent years to provide a highly supportive environment in which our students can flourish.

“We have been really pleased with the destinations of our most recent school-leavers and are proud of the ever-greater numbers going on to university and the record numbers going to Russell Group universities.

“We are now striving for further improvements as we continue to look to fulfil the ambitions of our young people going forward, enabling students to reach their full potential.

“It’s very important that parents and carers meet the deadlines for the application process as we were significantly over-subscribed this year.”

To ensure our students make the most of their time at TCA, they receive support from their form tutor, the Raising Standards Leader for their year group and our Student Services team. A comprehensive transition programme is in place so pupils are well supported during the process of moving up to secondary school.

Our students benefit from a breadth of experience during their time at TCA, including university visits, trips to careers fairs, STEM activities, and opportunities such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. The Academy has also developed strong links with national employers which gives context to our students’ studies and helps develop employability skills. Our dedicated careers department is central to much of what we do, ensuring that students are supported through the decision-making process and that they are equipped with the latest job market information.

TCA’s Open Evening is on Thursday 26th September from 6pm to 8pm. Parents who are unable to attend can arrange an appointment to have a tour of the school on either Tuesday 1st October or Wednesday 2nd October from 10.30am to 11.30am. Appointments must be booked in advance – call 01945 585237 or email

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