Tudor Grange Academy Worcester is a mixed, 11-18 comprehensive school with a capacity to serve 1100 students, including a sixth form of 200 students.
Our school has developed an excellent reputation locally for its academic achievement, standards of behaviour and caring atmosphere, and is now over-subscribed. In January 2013, students and staff moved into first class facilities and so we now enjoy a sophisticated, innovative environment and IT provision second to none.
TGAW opened in September 2009; the Academy is sponsored by its sister school, Tudor Grange Academy Solihull and the trust now consists of five schools, two primary schools and three secondary schools. The former principal of Worcester, Mrs C Maclean, has now become the Executive Principal for the Trust overseeing all schools.
During a time of national volatility in English and mathematics here at Tudor Grange we are delighted to announce that our English GCSE results remained steady at 68% A*-C and 64% of students achieved A*-C in mathematics.
The academy is proud of the vast difference it makes to disadvantaged students; thanks to innovative pupil premium strategies the progress gap between those with and without free school meals was less than 3% in English and less than 1% in Mathematics. The percentage of pupil premium students achieving 5A*-C including English and maths is 15% better than pupil premium students nationally (based on 2013 results). This is a strong indicator of outstanding teaching and learning in the Academy.
The government has changed the way schools are held to account and some BTECs no longer count in the 5A*-C measure. However, here at TGAW we meet the needs of the students and if BTEC courses are appropriate and lead to successes for some of our students then we will run them regardless of league tables. The students will always come first.
This year the Academy hopes to continue to build on these results and see even more success for students.
It is my aim to sustain our focus on the high standards of behaviour, achievement and our caring atmosphere and to develop our provision so we continue to improve and grow. With the support of all our parents and guardians, governors and local community I am excited as to what we can achieve.
I am delighted to take on the role of Principal of Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester, a school with a growing national profile. With my dedicated team of staff we will maintain our distinct brand of blending the best of tradition and innovation.
Mrs S Roach