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Ofsted have given Thomas Rotherham College an Outstanding judgement. Inspectors from Ofsted rated the College as ‘Outstanding’ – the highest grade possible – in five out of six areas of inspection, including Outstanding for ‘Overall Effectiveness’. Click Here

Welcome to Thomas Rotherham College

We are here for you. With over 500 years of service to this community, we are proud to have been – and still be – at the heart of promoting educational excellence across Rotherham and the surrounding area. TRC stands for that excellence. We believe in the transformative power of education, knowing that what we achieve together within these storied walls will build the individual lives and shared communities of the future.

We are here to make your future a reality. We believe we are an engine of opportunity and social change, dedicated to meeting the needs of learners across the 16-19 age range in an academically challenging but welcoming and inclusive environment. We want the best for all our students, and we offer the best in return. Our staff are subject experts with an exclusive focus on teaching their subjects to the highest standards. Utilising approaches more appropriate for the 16-19 year old learner, we know that what we do represents the very best preparation for your progression. Supported by bespoke careers provision, our students progress to universities (including the Russell Group and Oxbridge), or onto highly-competitive higher education courses, apprenticeships (through our comprehensive links with local employers) and into excellent careers.

We are absolutely sure we have the right course for you. We have been recognised locally and nationally for our provision. We are the largest provider of academic level 3 qualifications in the area. TRC offers more than 25 A level subjects, a wide array of BTEC and T-Level vocational pathways and unique enrichment opportunities, including our array of sports academies.

We take the student experience very seriously. We recognise the importance of you leading a rich and diverse life, which is why we are committed to nurturing all young people as fully-rounded individuals, confidently skilled and qualified to take their next steps. We will provide opportunities within and beyond the classroom for you to explore the limits of your learning and the content of your character by empowering your ingenuity and innate curiosity.

We believe in the power of you. TRC is a place where you can confidently be your true self. Your safety, care and wellbeing are of utmost importance to us. In supporting you to flourish, we know you need be given the space in which to grow, and that you need to be known. Not only will you develop strong relationships with your teachers, you will have your own Progress Tutor, and access to a huge support network – up to and including trained counsellors. We understand that students face challenges: that some require sustained additional support, while others need us to be there when their resilience falters. We believe no lesson is unteachable and no potential unreachable, and we will stand by you as a source of comfort and cajolement when you need us.

We aspire. We strive to achieve individual and collective excellence in all that we do and see it as our public duty to serve you, to deliver outstanding outcomes and extraordinary experiences. We are restless in our pursuit of the very best for you and excited at the prospect of welcoming you to join the many hundred students who every year make TRC their chosen destination. TRC is an exciting and vibrant college, a very special place in which to learn and to grow. Come and be a part of it.

I do hope that you will take an opportunity to visit us. Look out for our Open Evenings!

Joel Wirth, Principal