Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester

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Tudor Grange Academy Worcester
TGA logo.jpg
Established 2009
Type Academy
Principal Samantha Roach
Chair of Governors Dr Peter Rock
Location Bilford Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR3 8HN
England Coordinates: 52°12′47″N 2°12′42″W / 52.2130°N 2.2116°W / 52.2130; -2.2116
DfE number 865/5404
DfE URN 135913 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 720
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses 5 (Vesalius, Marlowe, Walsingham, Raleigh, Tyndale)
Website Tudor Grange Academy Worcester

Tudor Grange Academy Worcester is a mixed secondary school in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. It occupies the site of the former Elgar Technology College that was disbanded following its inability to improve under the special measures imposed by Ofsted.[citation needed] The academy was established in 2009 and was the second academy school of its type to be set up in England, opening for the new school year in September. Work on refurbishing the buildings is scheduled to begin in April 2011 and will be supervised by the Worcester Council Children's Services Department, and is expected to be completed in early 2013, while some of the new premises will be ready for student use by late 2012.[1]

Sponsored by Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull, and entirely funded by The Department for Education, the academy supports local communities in its catchment area of the northern half of the city of Worcester and it suburbs, serving the same area as the former Elgar Technology College. The first head teacher is Claire Maclean, the former deputy head of the Technology College.[2]

Curriculum[edit]

The school provides the National Curriculum including GCSE, A Level,and BTECH level 3 Higher Diplomas, including Sport and Performing Arts delivered in partnership with The University of Worcester.[3] The school has a Science and Enterprise specialisation, and also has extensive sports facilities also include a brand new sports hall 4 badminton courts, and indoor netball court, a basketball court, volleyball court, and 5 a side football pitch. The academy comprises five colleges, Marlowe, Walsingham, Versalius, Tyndale, and Raleigh.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council continues work on Tudor Grange Academy". Worcestershire County Council. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Evans, Gregg (26 January 2010). "Tudor kids score with global goal campaign". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tudor Grange Solihull" (PDF). Retrieved 28 September 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "TGA Prospectus" (PDF). Retrieved 28 September 2010.