Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull

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Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull

Name Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull
Website http://www.solihull.tgacademy.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 25 June 2014
Address Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD
Phone Number 01217055100
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1558 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.2
Academy Sponsor Tudor Grange Academies Trust
Local Authority Solihull
Percentage Free School Meals 3.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.3%
Persisitent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Tudor Grange School converted to an academy in October 2010. When Ofsted last inspected the predecessor school, Tudor Grange School, it was judged to be outstanding. Tudor Grange has been led this term by the executive principal following the resignation of the principal in April 2014. This is a larger than the average secondary school. It opened a sixth form in September 2012. The student population is stable with very few students joining or leaving the school part way through the year. The vast majority of students are White British. Very few students are eligible for support through the pupil premium, the additional funding provided by the government for students who are looked after by the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of students supported through school action is much smaller than average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The academy does not use alternative provision. The academy is part of a multi academies trust. The trust comprises three secondary schools, the Tudor Grange Academies of Solihull, Worcester and Redditch and two primary schools St James and Haselor. The academy was designated a teaching school in 2011. The academy meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Academic standards are exceptionally high in all subjects. Teaching is outstanding. Students are effectively engaged by a rich and varied curriculum. Students develop excellent attitudes to learning. A broad range of educational experiences develops students’ personal and social skills exceptionally well and equips them most effectively for their next stage of education and the world beyond school. Behaviour is outstanding and students feel very safe in school. Leadership and management are outstanding. Leaders constantly strive for even better outcomes for students. The new sixth form is outstanding. Students in all subjects make exceptional progress because : they are challenged and their personal skills are strongly developed. Governors challenge the senior team well and supports the school’s continuous improvement. The overall effectiveness of science is outstanding. Expert staff teach outstandingly well and ensure students’ learning in science is exceptionally good.