About John Taylor Free School

As a partner school within John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust, we are driven by the vision of the Trust

"We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world."

This statement is at the heart of the John Taylor Free School story. It is a compelling story and one which JTMAT hope students will wish to experience. JTMAT is driven to ensure that its communities can realise their true potential through learning. To that end, we provide the experiences, resources, structures and systems to enable all to engage, all to progress, and all to achieve.

Our Mission Statement

John Taylor Free School will develop academic success, which enables students to continue their educational journey, in addition to those characteristics which enable them to thrive personally and in society – our students will “succeed and thrive”.

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Values & Ethos

We want all our students to succeed and thrive at JTFS.


JTFS is a school with an inclusive approach, that offers high quality education for all local 11-18 year olds.

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Our Teaching Staff

We’re incredibly proud of our JTFS team. Find out more about our Senior Leadership team here.

Our Governors

Our governing body oversees decisions within our school to drive continued improvement. Find out more here.

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Taking care of staff and student wellbeing remains at the core of everything we do.

We are proud of our whole school approach to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of our own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of others. For further information about what we do, useful links, and to meet our dedicated Mental Health First Aiders, please navigate our ‘Wellbeing at JTFS’ page.

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Headteachers Blog

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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