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Prospectus 2012 - 13 Tudor Grange Academy Solihull


Welcome to Tudor Grange Academy Dear Parent or Guardian Thank you for the interest you have shown in Tudor Grange Academy as you prepare to make important decisions about your child’s secondary education. We are very proud of our Academy and I personally regard it as a real privilege to serve the school as Executive Principal. Tudor Grange has an excellent national reputation for its academic achievement and was graded outstanding by Ofsted in December 2008. For the past five years we have achieved 100% 5 A*- C. 94% of the class of 2012 achieved 5A* - C including Maths and English; a fantastic achievement. We place a high priority on good behaviour and high standards while at the same time caring about individuals and their achievements. We are an academy that has a strong commitment to traditional values. We have a positive attitude to continuous improvement and development and we aspire to become a truly world class school. We were selected as one of the first hundred National Teaching Schools and we are a National Support School. We are also the sponsor of Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester and a provider of Initial Teacher Training. We believe we can offer a high quality education experience to every child who chooses to attend the academy. Yours sincerely Mrs. J A Bexon-Smith Executive Principal


Mission Statement The mission of Tudor Grange Academy is to prepare young people to play an active part in a technologically mature society by providing them with the exceptionally high level skills, qualifications and attitudes that will benefit themselves and the wider community in an internationally competitive world. Tudor Grange is an over-subscribed and popular academy with a national reputation for excellence. Our aim is to become a World Class Academy.

What OFSTED said “This is an outstanding school. The ethos for learning is excellent and students say they enjoy coming to school because of all it offers, both in lessons and beyond. Their behaviour is excellent and attendance is high.” “Leadership and management are outstanding. The headteacher and senior leadership team provide excellent direction and work tirelessly to ensure that the school’s vision drives the school forward with improvement constantly in mind.” “Tudor Grange helps its pupils to think about themselves as individuals and about their own values and attitudes.” A parent commented to inspectors that ‘Tudor Grange is an excellent foundation for life after school and teaches the pupils correct values and respect for themselves and each other’.


College Structure Children are allocated to a college when they enter Tudor Grange and remain within that College throughout their academy career. All aspects of support for academic progress and pastoral care take place within the College. The choice of College does not imply that a child has a particular aptitude or interest in that area. All children have access to the same curriculum provision, choices and school facilities irrespective of College. Tutor groups are mixed ages, with 3-4 pupils from each year allocated to each. The ‘family grouping’ provides opportunities for pupils to learn about leadership and responsibility and take and active role in supporting and encouraging other pupils. It also provides pupils with a much broader knowledge and understanding of all aspects of academy life. Tutor Groups have approximately 21 pupils allowing each Tutor to really get to know their tutees.

“The Academy makes extensive and innovative use of information technology to simulate and inspire the pupils”.


Curriculum Structure KS3 & KS4 Subjects

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Science

6

6

10

10

10

Mathematics

6

6

6

6

6

English

6

6

6

6

6

Design & Technology

2

2

Modern Foreign Language

6

6

ICT

2

2

Geography

4

4

History

4

4

Religious Studies

2

2

2

2

2

Art

2

2

Music

2

2

Physical Education

4

4

4

4

4

Healthy Lifestyles

2

2

Skills, Action, Services

2

2

2

2

2

Option 1

4

4

Option 2

4

4

Option 3

4

4

Option 4

4

4

Option 5

4

4

6

Humanities Option

10

Creative Arts Option

4


Examination Results 2012 Subject Art and Design

Total entry

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

N

U

X

2012

65

6

15

20

20

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

93.8 100.0

Art BTEC*4

21

9

2

5

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Biology

133

17

57

37

18

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

97.0

Business Applied

80

11

26

28

11

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

95.0

Business Studies

92

21

30

25

13

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

96.7

Chemistry

84

25

37

20

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Dance

17

0

0

2

5

6

3

1

0

0

0

0

41.2

Drama

25

0

13

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

English

241

33

62

75

63

6

1

1

0

0

0

0

96.7

Extension English (LIT)

238

41

82

64

35

15

0

1

0

0

0

0

93.3

Film studies

78

12

16

24

18

6

2

0

0

0

0

0

89.7

Food Technology

42

0

12

21

6

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

92.9

French

109

5

20

34

30

18

1

1

0

0

0

0

81.7

Geography

81

17

26

15

15

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

90.1

German

30

2

13

8

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Health and Social Care

26

1

7

16

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0 100.0

Hopitality BTEC*2

8

5

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

History

77

8

19

25

17

3

3

2

0

0

0

0

89.6

ICT NCert *4

121

0

76

41

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

ICT NCert *2

39

0

10

17

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

ICT NCert *1

56

0

28

10

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

ICT AIDA

14

0

0

9

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Latin

15

2

5

1

4

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

80.0

Mathematics

241

47

73

59

50

10

2

0

0

0

0

0

95.0

Media Studies

79

2

20

20

32

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

93.7

Media BTEC*4

19

2

1

6

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Music

15

5

5

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

PE GCSE

42

2

12

5

11

9

3

0

0

0

0

0

71.4

PE Sport BTEC*4

15

8

0

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Performing Arts BTEC*4

7

0

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

85

25

36

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Physics Product Design

41

2

9

13

13

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

90.2

RS Full

206

8

39

70

64

21

3

1

0

0

0

0

87.9

Science (Additional)

112

2

21

47

37

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

95.5

Science(Core)

195

19

67

62

46

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

99.5

Science NCert*4

44

0

0

1

43

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Science NA*2

18

0

0

0

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100.0

Sociology

49

11

13

13

9

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

93.9

Spanish

10

2

4

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

90.0


GCSE/BTEC results summary and comparisons

Tudor Grange Academy 2012 Tudor Grange Academy 2011 LA 2011 National 2011

Enter For Achieving 5+ 5+ A* - C 100% 100% 100% 100% n/a n/a n/a n/a

Achieving 5+ A* - C including English and Maths

94% 87% 61.7% 58.2%

Attendance The pupil attendance level for the year 2011/12 was 96.64% Authorised and Unauthorised Absence for 2011/12 Number of pupils of compulsory age on roll for at least one session Number of pupils sessions Number of authorised absences Number of pupils with at least one authorised absence       Number of unauthorised absences Number of pupils with at least one unauthorised absence

1235 447,926 13,931 1103 1117 143


What OFSTED said “Students’ personal development and well-being and the care, support and guidance provided are outstanding. Attendance is high and behaviour is excellent. Students are mature and articulate and clearly focused on achieving as well as possible. They say they have healthy lifestyles, eating healthily and participating in sports regularly. Evidence shows how well the school encourages this. They feel safe in school”. “Pupils are encouraged to understand, develop and express their own views on various issues”. “The school judges teaching and learning to be outstanding and inspectors agree”. “Students appreciate the many ways that they are supported to do as well as they possible can”. “Students have opportunities to take on responsibility both within school and outside and do so happily”. “Pupils have access to a wide variety of residential experiences both in the UK and abroad”. “Much thought is given to students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, which is integrated into the curriculum”. “There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which include a lot of sport and music and variety of clubs and support groups, and this is another reason students give for enjoying school”.


Sporting Successes 2011-2012 U16 Solihull Basketball Champions (Boys) U13 Football Birmingham Cup Champions (Boys) U15 Football Birmingham Cup Champions (Boys) U19 Football: Solihull Cup Champions (Boys) Year 7 & 8 Tennis – Solihull Champions and Regional Finalists (Girls) Year 9 & 10 – Solihull Champions and Regional Finalists (Boys) U15 Football: Solihull Cup Champions (Boys) U12 Netball team Solihull Champions U15 Netball team Solihull Champions U14 Mixed Rounders – National Finalists U13 Rounders – Solihull Champions U12 / U13 / U14 Solihull Trampolining Champions

Tudor Grange Academy Policies Please visit our website www.tudor-grange.solihull.sch.uk for academy polices. Policies are located in our ‘About TGAS’ section.


Admission of Primary School Pupils Admission to the academy in Year 7 is determined on the following basis: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Children in the care of a local authority (looked-after children), children with statements of special educational needs, children whose exceptional circumstances can only be met by that particual school; Children who normally live in the catchment area; Children who have an older sibling attending the school at the same time; Children closest to the school, measured in a straight line from the child’s home.

If the academy is over-subscribed from within the catchment area, the over-subscription criteria will be applied to the catchment area children. Our standard number is 250 which means we are obliged to admit up to that number in any year. Prospective applications for a place at Tudor Grange may find it useful to have the following information about the admissions to the academy for September 2011: Places filled:

Priority 1 Priority 2 Priority 3 Priority 4

2 163 22 63


Post 16 The Post 16 Curriculum at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull is designed to prepare students for both university and the world of work. Each student has their own specific goal and ambition and we ensure that a personalised curriculum meets their individual needs. Students are able to choose from a diverse range of A’ level and Btec level 3 courses. We provide a variety of opportunities for students enabling them to take on additional responsibilities that develop leadership qualities, such as sports coaches, mentors and much more. The Post 16 Executive Board allows students the opportunity to make important decisions on how the academy operates and we are proud that our students make such a valuable contribution.


Tudor Grange Academy Dingle Lane Solihull West Midlands B91 3PD www.tudor-grange.solihull.sch.uk office@ tudor-grange.solihull.sch.uk t. 0121 705 5100 f. 0121 703 8226

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