Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst
Solihull, United Kingdom
About Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst
ABOUT TUDOR GRANGE ACADEMY KINGSHURST
Cutting Edge Facilities
Students at the academy have access to the latest hardware and software, including Apple iMac suites in art, music and media and iPad trolleys for use in several subjects. Online communication between staff, students and parents is excellent and the academy makes use of a range of systems ensuring that parents are kept up-to-date with their child’s progress.
Outdoor Education and Adventure Centre (OEAC)
Outdoor Education and Adventure Centre (OEAC) An innovative feature of Tudor Grange Academy, Kingshurst, is our Outdoor Education and Adventure Centre (OEAC) that facilitates learning beyond the classroom across the curriculum. A central feature is the centre’s ‘Challenge Zone’, which consists of a bouldering wall, caving system and low-ropes course. Perhaps its most distinctive feature, however, is the Arthur Vickers VC trench, an authentic World War One replica trench. A pond, art and sculpture zone, horticultural zone and outdoor classrooms complete the centre and provide a comprehensive, stimulating learning environment that brings learning to life. The academy has developed and continues to develop a number of unique outdoor experiences that are being incorporated across the curriculum as well as during after school and community sessions. It is widely recognised that learning outside the classroom is a vital component in helping children learn and develop key skills. The OEAC is also being used to run the John Muir Award. This is alternative curriculum accreditation that helps students develop an awareness of their environment and how they can improve it.
Enriching our students’ education and staff wellbeing through extended services
We are committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities and extended services opportunities for our students. Extra-curricular enrichments provide our students with the opportunity to make friends, discover new skills and have fun while ultimately developing the interpersonal skills that will help them develop into well-rounded individuals, equipped with the skills to succeed in life. All of our extra-curricular provision is Children’s University-accredited and, as such, opens students’ eyes to the power and magic of learning, often in places where they might least expect. Commitment to extra-curricular learning is rewarded with diplomas and our students can graduate in cap and gown at The University of Birmingham’s Great Hall, experience university life and be inspired to aim high. Powerful partnerships with other organisations provide a range of opportunities for our students to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Extensive support by the FA, LTA and Sport England, amongst others, help to provide outstanding opportunities in the academy day and beyond. We are the first “school of tennis” in Solihull and the only state school in the UK to have a full-time tennis coach provided by the LTA.
Embracing Culture through International Dimension
The world picture continues to change and we enjoy an unrivalled reputation for ensuring our students are prepared for the future, wherever that may lie. Through the curriculum, our students learn about world-wide issues so they may truly become well-informed, global citizens. Students are provided with an unprecedented range of opportunities for international educational visits. Our students have undertaken projects throughout the world; they regularly participate in the prestigious Model United Nations event in Geneva and have supported and engaged in ongoing cultural exchanges with Mungu Primary School in Zambia for over a decade. Whilst in Zambia, students have the opportunity to teach lessons, experience the local culture, visit the amazing Victoria Falls and take a canoeing safari along the Zambezi River.
An outward looking academy at the heart of the community Tudor Grange Academy, Kingshurst is a 21st century institution, responsive to the needs of the community it serves. Our community engagement strategy aims to create an academy that is valued by our community and one where students and their families can enjoy using our facilities.