Tudor Grange Academy is an outstanding 11-18 comprehensive school situated in South Solihull with a roll of 1512. The school was inspected by Ofstedin June 2014 who judged it to be outstanding overall and for each of the four main areas, the school was categorised as outstanding. Tudor Grange is committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience for all its students; it is also committedto sharing its experience and expertise with other educational institutions to raise attainment for all students. To this end, we are a National Support School. We have also been awarded World Class School status.
From September 2011 Tudor Grange has been designatedas a National Teaching School. This is a tremendously exciting development and has placed the academy at the heart of the school improvement agenda and we are a key player in the educational change agenda that Teaching School presents. This offers our staff the chance to flourish, develop and facilitate over courses for other professionals.
Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull has always been a beacon of excellence. Its focus on continuous improvement and believe that high-quality teaching and learning is at the core of great schools has ensured that it has maintained its outstanding provision year on year.
Having secured outstanding provision for the students in their care, the Governors of Tudor Grange School, as it was, developed an ambition: every child deserves an outstanding education, not just the children within their school. They supported staff within Tudor Grange to engage fully in a wide range of national and international partnerships focussed on improving provision in schools. The Academies programme then provided an opportunity for them to sponsor a school in challenging circumstances, taking full responsibility for the quality of this provision and therefore potentially enabling them to realise their ambition.
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull was initially founded in 1957 as a boys grammar school before merging with the girls grammar in 1974 to form Tudor Grange School. Becoming an Academy in 2011, it has earned a national reputation for excellence through its outstanding academic achievements and commitment to high standards, innovation and support.
We are a popular, mixed comprehensive school of 1560 students, including a thriving sixth form of nearly 300.
My role as new Principal is to ensure that we continue to provide an environment where students are happy, healthy and strive to be the best that they can be. Students at Tudor Grange make outstanding academic progress but they leave the Academy with so much more than that. We are committed to the development of the Tudor Habits which we believe are intrinsic to our success. One aspect involves developing the key learning habits needed to be hard-working, engaged, proactive students equipped with the tools and mindset needed to achieve. Alongside this, we encourage the development of key character habits that help students make the right choices beyond the classroom, enabling them to lead fulfilled lives as positive, kind and responsible people.
These habits, I believe have led to another year of notable success. In summer 2018, I am proud to confirm, 91% of students achieved a 4+ in GCSE Maths and English, and 36% of GCSE grades awarded across all subjects were a 7 / A or above. These headline results are outstanding and I am delighted with the exceptional progress that our students make. We are never complacent as a school and continually strive for the best for everyone; there is no ceiling on the aspirations of any student and we work tirelessly to give them the opportunities to flourish and exceed their own expectations.
Achievement at A-Level is equally impressive, with an average grade of B- and 62% of all A-Level entries being awarded A*-B grades. This has enabled our students to secure their destinations of choice post A-Levels, including Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities, along with places on highly competitive apprenticeship courses such as Grant Thornton and KPMG.
I consider it a privilege to work at a school where I enjoy coming to work each day. This is largely due to the dedicated staff body we have and of course, our greatest asset, the inquisitive, courteous and friendly students that work with us every day. The Senior Leadership Team at the Academy are committed to creating an environment where every student and member of staff has the opportunity to reach their potential and where happiness and well-being is a high priority. To this end, we are well supported by the leadership of Tudor Grange Academies Trust, our parents, carers and Governors.
I hope that you find this website useful and, whilst it can only capture a snapshot of the varied experiences that take place on a daily basis, I am sure you will take the opportunity to see us in person during the year at the many information evenings, parents’ evenings, performances, concerts, sporting fixtures and other events that continue to make Tudor Grange such a vibrant and exciting school.