As Headteacher at Thomas Knyvett College I recognise the tremendous
advantages to be gained through collaborative working within The Howard Partnership Trust. Howard of Effingham School with its strong emphasis on high standards, coupled with its Science subject specialism, has had tremendous benefit for Thomas Knyvett College through all the opportunities for staff and students alike. As a result, Thomas Knyvett College is a school that now offers maximum opportunities for children to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive. Ofsted in 2013 agreed and commented “Leaders have a resolute and well communicated vision for the college which ensures the support of all staff. They expect, and obtain, total commitment to the welfare and progress of students.”

The college sets high standards of behaviour that instil values which enable students to develop into confident young adults. As a comprehensive school, we provide opportunities for students of all aptitudes to achieve the very best standards. An excellent range of extra-curricular activities, including sport, is available and the college’s academic success has dramatically and sustainably improved.

Our Summer 2016 GCSE results once again showed the outstanding progress made by the students:

  • 55 percent of pupils achieved a C or above in GCSEs (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects, including English and maths
  • 65 percent of pupils achieved a C or above in GCSE English
  • 60 percent of pupils achieved a C or above in GCSE maths
  • Progress 8 is +0.28
  • Attainment 8 is 48.3


Thomas Knyvett College is very successful because it has a team of well-qualified and committed people, both teachers and support staff, who are prepared to take an interest in each child. The choice of a secondary school should be based on real information and first hand experience. Open Evening is Tuesday 7 October and conducted tours will take place throughout the Autumn Term. If you wish to join us on these occasions, please telephone to arrange an appointment.

The college is well established in providing a challenging and supportive environment in which all students can be encouraged to develop their talents to the full.

J Marillat BEd, MBA (Educ), NPQH



Thomas Knyvett College, part of The Howard Partnership Trust. The Howard Partnership Trust: Registered Office: Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JR. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 07597068. An exempt charitable trust.