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A Bright Outlook for All

A Successful Future

Through a comprehensive teaching programme, students are encouraged to think about their strengths and weaknesses and to explore possibilities for their talents.  Every student is offered the opportunity to be individually interviewed and to receive individual guidance.


Currently, all students in year 10 participate in work experience which gives them a practical insight into employment.  As part of the current programme, consultants from industry, business and commerce are invited into the school to speak about their work and organisations.


Talks, workshops, conferences, university visits, a well-stocked library and our fantastic computer network keep students informed of the opportunities available.



Students in years 10 to 13 are offered the opportunity of taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme where they are able to develop many important life skills as well as taking part in expeditions and helping in the community.  A link with the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has provided special courses for some students.

When our students leave Townsend, for university, further education, apprenticeships. or for employment, they take with them not only sound academic qualifications, but also an understanding of life in modern Britain, the world in which they live, confidence, kindness and the commitment to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

‘The school provides a secure and caring environment and successfully promotes a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The support and guidance provided for pupils is a strength’


‘I couldn’t have chosen a better school. Both my daughters who have very different personalities and abilities have achieved beyond their expectations.’

A Parent