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 1600 students, including a thriving sixth form of nearly 300.
My role as 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 2019, I am proud to confirm, 91% of students achieved a 4+ in GCSE Maths and English, with 76% of students achieving a 5+ in both subjects. An impressive 37% of GCSE grades awarded across all subjects were a 7 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 61% 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 at a range of Russell Group universities and on highly competitive university courses such as medicine and dentistry. Students from Tudor Grange Academy have also gone onto secure places with companies such as Grant Thornton and KPMG on prestigious apprenticeship courses.
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.
If you have any suggestions or feedback regarding our website or indeed our Academy, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mrs C Smith,
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull
DOWNLOAD: Handbook 2020
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