Thurston Community College
|Principal||Miss Helen Wilson|
|DfE URN||124802 Tables|
|Houses||Gainsborough, Rendell, Anderson, Penrose, Wolsey|
Constructed in the 1970s, it is the largest school in West Suffolk, with over 2,000 students aged 11–18 drawn from the local village and surrounding largely rural communities. Facilities include a community library, a large sixth form centre (based in Beyton) and an Air Training Corps building. It has a total staff of around 170.
In September 2014, the school undertook a large transition in order to become a secondary school and follow the two-tier education structure. Because of this, the Thurston Sixth Form Centre was relocated to Beyton, on the old site of Beyton Middle School, and is now known as Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus. The same staff work across both sites. Consequently, the minimum year group was lowered from Year 9 to Year 7 students.
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