The Polesworth School

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The Polesworth School
Established 1881
Type Academy Trust
Headteacher Mrs Maura Favell
Location Dordon Road
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B78 1QT
England
52°36′38″N 1°37′14″W / 52.61052°N 1.62051°W / 52.61052; -1.62051Coordinates: 52°36′38″N 1°37′14″W / 52.61052°N 1.62051°W / 52.61052; -1.62051
Local authority Warwickshire
DfE URN 125736 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff +160
Students +1300
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Arden, Kenilworth, Stratford, Warwick
Website www.thepolesworthschool.com

The Polesworth School is a Warwickshire based school. The Headteacher is Mrs M Favell.

History[edit]

The Polesworth School was founded in 1881 as an elementary school taking students between the ages of three and fourteen. It became a Secondary Modern in 1944, a Warwickshire High School in 1957, a 12 – 18 Comprehensive in 1976 and an 11 – 18 school in 1994. In February 2011, the School was given Academy status and is simply called The Polesworth School.

It is part of the Community Academies Trust [1]

Facilities[edit]

The school occupies a 10-acre (40,000 m2) site in the Polesworth area. Its facilities include a Sports Centre whose use is shared with the community, a Drama Studio and a separate sixth form block with its own teaching, study and social areas.

The School buildings have recently been renamed. The buildings are named : Editha, Goodere, Inigo, Bramcote, Drayton, Nethersole and Rossetti (formerly M, H, D, S, IC, and Art respectively ignoring Drayton which did not exist prior to the renaming).


An aerial view of the School can be seen here.[2]

Drayton Building - The Polesworth School

Houses and Mixed Age Tutorial System[edit]

All students are in one of the following Houses: Arden, Kenilworth, Stratford or Warwick.

In September 2013, a mixed age tutorial system was introduced at The Polesworth School. This has been organised to fit in with the existing house system.

Each House has 13 tutor groups. Each tutor group has a tutor and a co-tutor. The tutor groups include students from all year groups (Years 7 – 13). Within the tutor groups the students are organised into ‘family’ groups of 5 or 6 students per family. Each family is made up of students from different year groups.

Tutorial takes place once a day for 25 minutes. All tutor groups follow the same interactive programme and each House has one Assembly a week during tutorial in which students are introduced to a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural topics. Often, the themes raised in Assemblies are then explored further in the tutorial programme.

Vivo Miles[edit]

The VivoMiles system has been introduced at the school. Vivo Miles is a web-based rewards system proven to improve student engagement and help achieve school values. Students can earn Vivos in many different ways. They can then save up their Vivos and use them to buy things from the Vivo shop.

The Polesworth School 6th Form (@ Tomlinson Hall)[edit]

The Polesworth School Sixth Form at Tomlinson Hall is the popular Sixth Form Centre at The Polesworth School. It houses around 200 students in year 12 and 13. 6th formers have their own study area complete with a suite of computers and laptops for use during private study. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.communityacademiestrust.org/our-academies
  2. ^ Aerial View of the school
  3. ^ The Polesworth School 6th Form Sixth Form About Page, find out more information about Tomlinson Hall Sixth Form.

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