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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana (1863 - 1952), The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905

History at TBS takes students on a journey from Ancient Rome to the 21st century. Along the way they learn how to interpret visual, physical, written and oral historical sources; critically analyse historical events, and gain knowledge of the past to help them build a better future.

Students learn essay writing and decision making skills. Studying history helps to prepare students for further academic study, increases their interest and curiosity for the past, different countries and cultures and most importantly teaches students to think for themselves.

Year 7

Ancient Rome

Medieval Realms

The Crusades


Year 8

Tudor Times – King Henry VIII-Queen Elizabeth I

The Slave Trade

The Rise & Fall of the British Empire


Year 9

The causes and consequences of the First World War

The Russian Revolution

The Road to World War Two

The Cold War



Dates to Remember

Term Dates 2014
Term 3
Tuesday 7th January – Friday 4th April·
Half Term: Monday 17th to Friday 21st February
Term 4 

Wednesday 23rd April - Friday 4th July

 Half Term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th  May


School Timetable

Secondary Section (KS3, KS4, KS5)
08:15 Registration

10:30 (approx.) Break (20 minutes)
12:50 (approx.) Lunch (50 minutes)
15:30 Afternoon  Registration and end of School day*
15:30 – 16:30 Secondary After School Clubs
*Except Friday when the School day ends at 14:30


Primary Section(Early Years, KS1, KS2)
08:05 - Teachers on duty to supervise the children
08:15 - Bell rings, school day begins
10:00 - 10:25 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Morning Break
10:20 - 10:40 Key Stage 2 Morning Break
11:50 - 12:45 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Key Stage 2 Lunch
14:30   End of day for Early Years / Key Stage 1 & 2
14:30 - 15.30 Primary After School Clubs