Welcome to

John Taylor Free School


Tours for year 5 prospective students

Is your child in year 5? Are you thinking about secondary schools?

We have a selection of tours available between 19 June – 2 July.

Come and see how we help our students to succeed and thrive!

Succeed and Thrive

John Taylor Free School

“This is the first new school to be built in Staffordshire for a generation and I am delighted to be the founding Headteacher. Since we opened, we have worked hard to build a strong JTFS community; together we are creating a school which is not only outstanding but “stands out” from others. John Taylor Free School develops both the academic success which enables students to continue their educational journey, in addition to those characteristics which enable them to thrive personally and in society — JTFS students will “succeed and thrive”.

Sue Plant



Our Expectations

Turn Up, Work Hard and Be Nice

“We expect students to explore the world around them with a curious and open mind, to learn to lead and know when to be led; to be prepared to try, fail and learn so that they can be even more successful next time around. Team work, resilience, respect and a passion for excellence are all central to our culture and climate. Students, staff and the community around the Free School are prepared to support each other to live and learn together.  

John Taylor Free School is a creative and innovative environment. We are at the forefront of educational research and deliver success through a coaching for excellence model. Our staff are as committed to this vision as I am, and together, we will not settle for anything less. We have high standards and expectations for our students; we expect everyone to strive to be the very best that they can be. When students “Turn Up, Work Hard and Be Nice” they can achieve anything!

I hope you are just as excited as I am about the opportunities available for students. Our school is a vibrant and warm community with a positive climate for learning at its heart.”

Sue Plant


For more information about our school, download our prospectus

Keep up to date

Download our School App

Our new school app, Bromcom, is now available for parents and carers. This app can be used to keep up to date with your child’s progress at school.

Request a log in to Bromcom by contacting office@johntaylorfreeschool.co.uk


Log in to your Go 4 Schools account. 

Current Vacancies

Keep up to date with our latest vacancies.

Key Dates

View the latest term dates and other key dates at JTFS.

If you have questions or would like to know more about our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch

Educational Research

Latest News

GCSE Results 2023

To our wonderful JTFS Community, I would like to thank you all for your support during what has been an incredibly challenging term at JTFS.

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Castles and Cathedrals

My presentation to staff and students as we started term last week, was inspired by a visit to Northumberland over the summer which reminded me of a couple of blogs I had read some time ago.

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