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Joining Our School

Kat Rhodes - Headteacher


Tapton is a values led 11-18 school with around 1,820 students, including a Sixth Form of around 500.  We are pleasantly situated in the south west of Sheffield and close to the Peak District National Park.

Our ethos of Valuing Everyone, Caring for Each Other and Achieving Excellence underpin everything that happens in our school. 

We believe education should have a positive impact on all students and that Tapton is the right place for this to happen.  We aspire to improve the life chances and dreams of all our students through ongoing progress and improvement in learning.  We strive to make education at Tapton a transformational experience, regardless of ability or background, and our record of sustained success reflects our commitment to raising achievement for everyone. 



We have the highest expectations of all our students in every area of school life.  Our school is a caring, nurturing and ordered community with an atmosphere of calm and purposeful learning.  This is to ensure that all our students feel safe and secure.  We are kind, we work hard and we follow the rules.

Students are treated as individuals.  We recognise and celebrate different abilities, aptitudes and interests, and believe that everyone can develop through dedication and hard work.  We aim high. Our aspiration is to have the best behaviour, conduct and manners of any school in the country, while recognising that children learn and grow at different rates as they become responsible citizens.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our school community.