Welcome to the Thomas Bennett Community College Virtual Tour 2021
As Headteacher of Thomas Bennett, I would like you to take some time to consider a place for your child at our rapidly improving school. This is such an exciting time to be part of Thomas Bennett and we welcome all students from the surrounding area. The past two years have seen huge successes for the school, including the best set of GCSE and A-level results in the school’s recent history as well as a very positive visit from Ofsted.
My key philosophy has always been to do the best for the students; raising aspirations and giving them the tools to be successful. Thomas Bennett is an exciting place to work and study. Students take pride in their own success and their school. Staff work together and are firmly committed to improving the life chances of their students.
I would like to welcome you to this online guide to Thomas Bennett Community College. I am sorry that we are unable to welcome prospective families to a traditional open evening. It is not possible to replicate the rounded experience that this occasion provides to our visitors and we hope to be in a position to resume the event next year. This virtual tour will ensure that prospective parents and students have the chance to sample the school's values and ethos. This will give you the opportunity to watch a film of the school, listen to the headteacher's speech and listen to our students.
I would also encourage you to explore some useful information in the links below and follow our social media channels for an insight into the life of the school. I will also be communicating with potential year 6 students via their local primary schools. If you would like to discuss your child with a member of the senior team or find out more about the school, please email:
As a reminder, the deadline to apply for a place at Thomas Bennett is 31st October 2021. Applications are made online directly to West Sussex County Council using the following website:
Should you have any questions at all or wish to speak to me about anything in particular please do not hesitate to get in touch.