The school has its own swimming pool facilities, which it operates itself and is used by local primary schools. In 2003, the school celebrated success in securing a £850,000 bid to build a new sports hall, after going 30 years without one. The sports hall can accommodate four badminton courts, and was completed in 2004. The hall is available to the public by casual and block bookings.
In late November 2011, as part of the school's conversion to Academy status, the Governing Body announced that the school would be renamed as Tarleton Academy from January 2012.
The pupils at Tarleton Academy are split into 4 houses which are named after British athletes, who notably made an impact in the London 2012 Olympics.
Farah - Mr Evans
Wiggins - Miss Roberts
Ennis - Mr Fletcher
Daley - Miss Ashford
Notable former pupils
- "Ofsted - Tarleton Academy".
- "Tarleton Academy".
- "BBC NEWS - UK - England - School gets sport hall after 30 years". news.bbc.co.uk. 30 January 2003.