Aldridge School

Walsall, United Kingdom


Location: Walsall, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Aldridge School

Welcome to Aldridge School 

We are delighted that you are considering us for your next step in your career. We are here to make a difference to children’s lives, and we are immensely proud of what we have achieved for our students, as well as being excited for the future. 

Aldridge School is an academy for students of all abilities and backgrounds, aged between 11 and 19. There are 1500 students on roll. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2017) rated us as Good in all areas. 

We are a founder partner in the exciting newly formed Mercian Trust which comprises of two Grammar Schools, two Secondary Schools a Studio School and an alternative provision Free School. 

We have an expansive site on the edge of the West Midlands, surrounded by fields with open spaces and excellent facilities. The school is a five minute walk from Aldridge village, a 10 minute drive from the M6 and as close to Walsall Town centre. Aldridge is served by bus routes 6, 7, 7A, 936 and 997.

If you decide to join Aldridge School we offer you: 

  • a friendly, supportive and inclusive ethos 
  • students who are willing to learn 
  • an outstanding team of learning support and administrative staff 
  • an excellent NQT induction programme
  • excellent CPD opportunities. 
  • professional benefits include, child care voucher scheme, free flu jabs, Healthcare, trained school councillor

Our dedication to our staff has been recognised by Investors in People who awarded us their Gold Standard in July 2014 and again in March 2016.

Aldridge School really does make a difference to young people. We go out of our way to see them do their best and get the most out of school.   We leave no child behind, nor do we hold anyone back. We believe in challenging and inspiring our students to set them on the path to success. We support our strong academic curriculum with an outstanding extra-curricular programme, which gives everyone the chance to shine.

Our extensive curriculum and highly-praised teaching staff combine traditional education values with creativity and innovation. We have created a richly diverse and adaptable environment to give our students a solid foundation to grow as an individual, achieve the best possible standards in their exam results, and enter the world equipped with all the skills for a successful adult life.  Our caring and supportive House System makes pastoral care exceptional and manageable. We offer  students a truly unique music scholarship scheme catering for 25 places each academic year.  Our music department produces amazing concerts and school productions. 

We are truly committed to “achieving excellence together”.  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Location


Address: Tynings Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1922 743988
What people say about us

[Students] are eager to learn and they work hard.

- Ofsted 2017

It has been a great school that has allowed my daughter to flourish over her years of attendance. I couldn’t recommend this school enough.

- Parent view – Ofsted 2017

…..a loyal, professional, highly educated and motivated, skilled and hard working workforce.

- Investors in People Gold 2014

The headteacher’s effective leadership has created a culture where pupils, parents and staff are proud of their school.

- Ofsted 2017

Senior leaders, including governors, have a clear ambition for the school.

- Ofsted 2017

…..they [staff] spoke of the encouragement received from their manager to undertake development.

- Investors in People Gold 2014

Leaders and managers provide a number of effective professional development opportunities for staff.

- Ofsted 2017

Teaching assistants were clear about their roles and knew the pupils well.

- Ofsted 2017

Teachers have good subject knowledge and build confidence in the pupils.

- Ofsted 2017

Newly qualified teachers told inspectors that they value the training, guidance and support that colleagues are providing in their first year in the profession.

- Ofsted 2017

Achievement in the sixth form is good

- Ofsted 2017

Pupils overwhelmingly say that they feel safe

- Ofsted 2017

[Students] are eager to learn and they work hard.

- Ofsted 2017

Pupils are friendly, polite and courteous to each other and to adults. Pupils, staff and most parents agree that behaviour in the school is good and well managed.

- Ofsted 2017