Thank you for the interest you have shown in Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull. We are very proud of our Academy and I personally regard it is as a privilege to serve our community as its Principal.
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull has once again achieved great success with another set of hugely impressive GCSE results. We are delighted that the efforts of students and staff have been rewarded with such high grades across the range of subjects. Schools are now judged on a wider range of GCSE outcomes and Tudor Grange continues to achieve excellence across the board.
The students have worked tirelessly, supported by their families and a dedicated and highly skilled team of staff. We have seen outstanding grades, especially in English and maths, EBacc and the new measures of Progress 8 and Attainment 8. The government have redefined success for schools and our students have really delivered.
Following last year’s exceptional performance in English and maths which placed Tudor Grange in the top 5 non-selective schools in the country, 90% of students again achieved A*-C in this key measure. This should be placed alongside the EBacc figure of 51% which is well above the national average. With the new Progress 8 score of +0.59 and an Attainment 8 score of +6.1, the Academy has produced excellent outcomes for students of all starting points. We are particularly pleased with the progress demonstrated by these figures as they indicate that Tudor Grange adds value for all its students. These results certainly reinforce Tudor Grange Academy’s status as one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country.
We are incredibly proud of our Year 13 students who have achieved excellent results in their A level examinations.
The pass rate of 98.2% with 57% of grades at A* – B is a real vindication of the efforts of all our students. This is during a time of reform where January examinations have been removed making success more difficult. The majority of students achieved at least one of the top A*- B grades and the average grade per entry rose to a B. It is undoubtedly a great set of results and one fully deserved by a year group characterised by their endeavour, community spirit and ability to support others. All their accolades are thoroughly deserved and a testament to their hard work and resilience.
Of particular note is the significantly positive ‘value added’ score for this cohort. With GCSE performance so high at Tudor Grange, the fact that sixth form performance actually surpasses this and adds additional value is testimony to the teaching standards and the great efforts of the students. We can feel confident that the sixth form is thriving and achieving its aim of delivering great results and destinations for all our students, whether that be university, apprenticeship or employment. This year we celebrate our first Oxbridge success with Victoria Kearsey gaining a place at New College, Oxford to study Law and Hena McGhee pursuing Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge. In addition to these wonderful achievements all our destination outcomes have been excellent with a high number of students moving on to Russell Group Universities and other highly acclaimed courses.
As an Academy we have a strong commitment to traditional values and a focus on continuous improvement and development. Our ambition is to deliver a world class education and allow our students to become highly successful and qualified people, with a strong sense of moral purpose. We make no apology for placing a high priority on excellent behaviour, attendance, uniform and the highest possible standards as an expected norm. In addition to our students’ successes, we were selected as one of the first hundred teaching schools which goes from strength to strength and enables us to be on the cutting edge of developments in teaching and learning. Our status as a National Support School further allows us to develop education nationally.
We really do believe that we offer a high quality education experience to every child who chooses to attend the Academy. We care about our students’ development and achievements and we endeavour to provide first class support and every opportunity for our students to thrive. We have a plethora of enrichment and extra-curricular activities which grow every year in popularity thanks to the level of dedication from staff and the sheer enthusiasm of our young people. Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull is definitely an Academy where your child will enjoy themselves, work hard and receive great encouragement and success.
Mr D Turner MA Ed