• Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome from the Principal

I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to take up the mantle of Principal at Tewkesbury Academy.


When I first visited the school and the town back in 2021, I was struck by the community feel, the passion for the town and the dedication of the staff team for all the young people. I distinctly remember the pride with which the student guides spoke of the school and of their community and the ambition the team at Tewkesbury School had for every student. 


This will be my second Headship in the South West and my 20th year in education and I am excited to guide Tewkesbury Academy through its next phase. Headteachers and Principals are custodians of schools on behalf of young people and it will be my privilege to work with the whole community from governors, parents, students, colleagues and primary colleagues to other partners in the town, county and region to make sure Tewkesbury Academy is strong, effective and serving our children to the best of its ability. The greatest successes come from working together towards a common cause and there is no better cause than the education of the next generations. 


I am keenly ambitious about our future as a school so will continue the drive towards the highest standards academically and behaviourally whilst still ensuring we remain an inclusive school serving the Tewkesbury community. The educational landscape is shifting and changing at a national, regional and local level yet, despite that, there is nothing more important than making sure our young people are well prepared to step out into the world with confidence and understanding as a result of great teaching and a broad range of experiences. Everything I do will link back to preparing our young people to be successful in their next steps in life.


It is an absolute privilege to be the Principal at Tewkesbury and I look forward to welcoming you to our school.


Kathleen McGillycuddy