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Thorns Community College
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr Andy Cox
Location Stockwell Avenue
Brierley Hill
West Midlands
DY5 2NU
England England
DfE number 332/4018
DfE URN 103853 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1245
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website Thorns Community College

Thorns Community College is a secondary school located in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, England.

Background[edit]

It serves the southern half of Brierley Hill around Withymoor Village and Quarry Bank. The school is a specialist Arts College. Like most schools in Dudley LEA, it has no sixth form.

The school was opened in September 1977 to replace Quarry Bank Boys School and Quarry Bank Girls School, two schools which had existed on Coppice Lane since the early 1930s. The new school was situated on Stockwell Avenue and now has more than 1,300 pupils aged 11–16 on the roll. In 2002 it became a performing arts college.

The first buildings at the present site were opened in the early 1970s as an annexe to the Quarry Bank school for older pupils. By 1975, almost 20 mobile classrooms had been erected at the new site in Stockwell Avenue as it now accommodated the majority of the school's pupils. A second building was added in 1977 as the Coppice Lane buildings were closed and the school was now located on the same site with a new name.

The buildings on Coppice Lane were demolished soon afterwards and redeveloped for housing; one for council housing, the other for private housing.

Two more classroom blocks were added during the 1980s and the most recent building was opened in 1991, by which time the school had 1,200 pupils following the first intake of 11 year-olds in September 1990 - the starting age for pupils in the local area had increased to 12 in 1972.

It is named after Thorns Road (A4036). Other schools to form the school are the Quarry Bank Senior Girls and Quarry Bank Senior Boys when in Staffordshire on Coppice Lane which became the Quarry Bank Secondary Modern School, and another was the Mill Street Technical College. The site on Coppice Lane closed in 1977.

In September 2008, it became a trust school, part of The Stourbridge Educational Trust (TSET), along with other Stourbridge secondary schools, [Pedmore Technology College], [Redhill School, Stourbridge] and [Ridgewood High School, West Midlands].

On the College site over the past year, Thorns Community Learning Village has been developed,[1] comprising Thorns Primary School, Thorns Community College and a school for students with special needs, which will replace the facilities currently provided by Old Park School.

Thorns community college is a performing arts college. It won the ARTS mark gold twice, and has a dance studio, a drama theatre, a drama club and dance club. It has won awards for its performances in dance, drama and music. Also every year it holds a dance festival.

The college does extra evening classes for adults including art, dance, cooking, and football. These courses usually last for about eight weeks.

On the Thorns Community College Website you can Login with a password and username and check your child's daily report, see what lessons they've got that day, see any behaviour events that child has got. You can also see what's in the school's diary.

GCSE results attained by pupils leaving the school are consistently around the national average.

Famous alumni include the footballer Trevor Smith.

The English, ICT and Vocational Education block at the school was declared unsafe in September 2010 and the cost of making it safe was estimated at £600,000. 11 mobile classrooms will be put into place to replace these buildings until they are remedied or rebuilt.[2]

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Coordinates: 52°28′05″N 2°07′02″W / 52.4681°N 2.1171°W / 52.4681; -2.1171


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Icebreaker camp dance production

The soon to be year 7's of Thorns Community college put on a dance production to end their ice breaker camp.

Harlem Shake (TCC Edition) Comic Relief Fundraiser

Thorns Edition on The Harlem Shake! Fundraising for Comic Relief .. each person had to pay 50p to come in and 100% of money went to comic relief .. Please su...

P.E lesson at Thorns community college

just a few clips of school before we left this is in year 11 with adam me nathan sam and ben lol.

Harlem Shake TCC - behind the scenes

Some extra clips during the Comic Relief Harlem Shake at Thorns Community College, Brierley Hill.

OFFICIAL TRAILER - Dance For F*CK Sake! - Theatre Performance

PLEASE SUPPORT & READ FOR DETAILS: Synopsis: Six girls, a winning recording contract and a baby to deliver. What could possibly go wrong? There's one line on...

Thorns Annex - the last day

Demolition work on the annex building of Thorns Community College, Brierley Hill, Dudley.

Harlem Shake TCC Edition

This Harlem shake was masterminded by Adam Fisher for students of Thorns Community College, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Uk. The event was a fund raiser for Comic ...

C1_2 revision

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AQA GCSE Chemistry Unit C2.1 - Structure and Bonding (part 2)

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AQA GCSE Chemistry Unit C2.1 Structure and bonding

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73 news items

Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Mail
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:55:24 -0700

Here, Thorns Community College, in Brierley Hill, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area. You can also see how the secondary school compares against other schools across the UK. Data is available on pupils ...
 
Stourbridge News
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:22:49 -0700

FORMER Thorns Community College pupil Richard Morse has been delighting audiences this week at Birmingham's Alexander Theatre with his portrayal of Brian in the comedy puppet musical Avenue Q. The show concludes this Saturday (September 20), ...
 
Stourbridge News
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:27:08 -0800

In the Stourbridge area - Summerhill School was top of the class with 78 per cent of pupils gaining good GCSEs while Thorns Community College in Quarry Bank saw just 49 per cent of its students gain A* to C grades, including English and Maths.

ITV News

ITV News
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700

It's been seen more than 120,000 times on YouTube, amassed half a million Facebook shares, and seen as far away as India & Japan, but this video of four 'grannies' dirty dancing isn't all that it seems. The 'elderly' dance troupe had visitors to ...

Dudley News

expressandstar.com
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 -0700

The Earls High School, Windsor High School and Leasowes Community College have formed a trust federation with Halesowen College. Thorns Community College, Redhill School, Pedmore Technology College, and Ridgewood High School have already ...
 
Stourbridge News
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Pupils from Pedmore, Ridgewood and Redhill School were whisked to Thorns Community College to go head-to-head in the competition on Thursday (June 26). Students from the schools, which form part of The Stourbridge Educational Trust, were asked to ...

Hereford Times

Hereford Times
Mon, 19 May 2014 03:49:04 -0700

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Birmingham Mail

expressandstar.com
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:31:18 -0700

Batth, who was booked for lifting his shirt, and Josh were friends during their school days at Thorns Community College growing up in Brierley Hill. Batth tweeted: “Sad loss to the people of the local area, Josh Jones a friend from school who won't be ...
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