It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome you to Thomas Rotherham College!
We here at this historic college are all very proud to be associated with Rotherham’s most important post-16 provider. There has been a centre of academic excellence on this site for over 500 years. We have a long and enviable tradition of providing the very best educational opportunities for the young people of this region. We firmly believe that this successful college can meet the needs of all learners across the 16-19 age range in a welcoming, supportive and safe environment.
We have been recognised locally and nationally for our provision. We are the largest provider of A Level courses in the area, with over 25 subjects on offer. We also offer a range of vocational pathways and sports academies. We are absolutely sure we have the right course for you.
With a student population of over 1500 (and growing) we can guarantee that our teachers are highly qualified specialists in their field, who will focus on teaching their subjects to the highest standards, with a more appropriate approach for the 16-19 year old learner – preparing you for your progression on to university or employment. Thomas Rotherham College will be the best launch pad from school to your chosen educational or career path. Supported by a strong careers provision, our students progress to prestigious universities (including the Russell Group and Oxbridge), onto highly competitive higher education courses and into excellent careers.
We take the student experience very seriously. We are renowned for innovation, compassion and a determination to be the best we can be. We all understand the value of hard work, we care about learning, we care about each other and we know the importance of community.
Your safety, care and wellbeing is of upmost importance to us in helping you as you grow and prosper in this college. Not only will you have your own Progress Tutor, to support you as you grow and develop during your time at college, but you will also have access to a huge support network; including counsellors.
Thomas Rotherham College is a very special place. Our students benefit from a truly wonderful learning environment. Our commitment to excellence has seen us develop and improve our buildings, classrooms, learning spaces and wider educational and sporting provision.
We have incredibly strong partnerships with schools, the wider community, universities and employers. We will work with you and those partners to ensure that you have a smooth and effective transition into Thomas Rotherham College and then onto your chosen pathway, when you are ready to leave us.
We have an enormous amount going on and Thomas Rotherham College continues to be an exciting and vibrant college. I do hope that you will take an opportunity to visit us. Look out for our Open Evenings! I hope to meet you soon and to welcome you as a student of Thomas Rotherham College.
Joel Wirth, Principal