Archbishop Tenison's Secondary School

Headteacher's Welcome

Simon Wilson

As a church school, we have a distinctive Christian vision which is ambitious for every child; we want our students to grow so that they might let their light shine before others (Matthew 5:16) in all that they do.

For us, this means providing students with a platform to develop into the successful young adults we know they can be. To achieve this, we ensure that they have the experiences, expert teachers and support needed to excel.

Our ambition for every student is evident in every lesson, every day. Our high quality staff are committed to providing your children with the wisdom to succeed; we believe that every child is entitled to learn the best of what has been thought and said.

Underpinning our academic offer is our Christian ethos, which is felt through regular acts of worship and an outstanding Religious Studies curriculum; this allows all children to experience hope in the confident expectation of what God has promised.

As part of our moral responsibility it is an expectation that everyone contributes to our local community. All students are expected to be positive role models and take part in activities that benefit others. Our Community Matters programme is continuously evolving, allowing students to develop core skills and help our neighbours.

The entire Archbishop Tenison’s School family is treated with dignity. To us this means we act with integrity, respect ourselves and one another, are proud to be a part of the school and treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves. Demonstrating this behaviour will stand every student in good stead for today, tomorrow and throughout their future.

I am proud to be the new Headteacher at Archbishop Tenison’s School and am confident that you will enjoy getting to know our school and be impressed by our approach to education. I look forward to meeting you in person, answering any questions you might have and telling you more about our historic school.


Our School Christian Vision

Our school vision statement can be found in Matthew 5:16, during the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus instructs his disciples: 

'Let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.'

This vision is the foundation for all that we do at Archbishop Tenison's School, and underpins our four core values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity.



Our Curriculum


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Our curriculum aims to be ambitious for all of God's children so that they are able to 'let their light shine before others. We know every child is unique and valued by God so our curriculum is shaped by our core values of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.

Our vision is rooted in positivity and the celebration of progress as we have hope that all are able to recognise their God given potential. Schemes of work have been created that are inclusive, rich in knowledge and inspiring; they are the very best that has been thought and said. Our teaching allows every child to remember long term the wisdom that they have been taught and to integrate it into larger ideas. This is because each unit of learning within each curriculum area has been planned and sequenced with clear expectations of what should be known by the end.

Our curriculum is holistic, with our Christian values shaping the whole child; staff and students at our school behave with dignity, respecting themselves and each other, as all are made in God's image. We are proud that our students leave our school as Tenisonians, empowered by God's light, prepared for life in modern Britain and ready to make a positive difference as global citizens both in our local community and the world around us.


















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