Hydesville Tower School

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25 Broadway North
Walsall
West Midlands
Walsall
WS1 2QG
01922 624374
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Pupils
291
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Ages
2 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
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NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Independent inspection report
(12/5/16)
76%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
92%
NATIONAL AVG. 44%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
59.8
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 37.7
Absence
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Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
Opening door
Day
Boarding Type
Teaching board
£2,945
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£4,185
Day Fees Per Term
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Co-educational nursery

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Preparatory school

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School Description

Hydesville Tower School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged three to 16 years. It is located in Walsall in the West Midlands. The School has been part of the Cognita Schools’ Group since 1997, and it has been open since 1952. Although the school is not selective, prospective pupils undertake assessments to ensure their suitability before being offered a place. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The school is registered for 380 pupils. There are currently 291 pupils on roll aged three to 16 years. Provision for children aged three to five in the Early Years Foundation Stage is made in a Nursery class and two Reception classes. The school provides before- and after-school care for its pupils. The school was previously inspected by the Schools Inspection Service in May 2016. The school’s mission is, ‘to provide pupils with the academic, social and emotional skills necessary for them to become well-rounded and socially competent members of the world beyond Hydesville’.

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Last update: 19 October 2017
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OUTSIDE LEARNING FUN

     


 

Year 4 pupils had fun at Woodlands Adventure activity centre where they took part in a range of outdoor activities including an assault course, zip wire, abseiling and archery.

The day was a great opportunity for the pupils to bond as a group and experience some of the activities that they will encounter on their upcoming residential trip.

Not only were the pupils able to conquer fears they also accomplished so much; tackling the day with great teamwork and learning the importance of supporting and cheering each other on.

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PUPILS CELEBRATE SUPERB GCSE RESULTS

 

 

Students from Hydesville Tower School in Walsall are celebrating excellent GCSE results today, with over 97% of the new style exams being awarded a “standard pass” or better at the new grade 4 and above.  75% of the cohort achieved a “strong pass” at grade 5 and above in English Language and Mathematics. More pleasingly, at a time of much curriculum reform designed to make examinations more challenging, 50% of the grades achieved in Mathematics alone were grade 7 or above.

Over 97% awarded a “standard pass” or new grade 4 and above

Hydesville Tower School students have outperformed a number of national average results: 100% of Hydesville pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in English Language, with the national average being 64.9%.  In Mathematics 91.7% of Hydesville pupils achieved grade 4 or above, significantly exceeding the national average of 68.9%.

Sameer Ali (pictured above) excelled, gaining six grade As, two grade 8s and a grade 7.  

The 2017 GCSE results build on the excellent results seen in previous years and reflect the school’s annual focus on improving the proportion of top grades.  This year, 37% of grades were at A*-A (with the national average being 22.1%), 72% of grades were A*-B and overall 99% of grades were at A*-C. Hydesville Tower School is a non-selective school, so these results reflect tremendous achievement and progress being made over the course of the last five years.

Miss Kam Nijjar, Head of the Senior School, added: “It has been a nervous wait for the pupils who sat their examinations this year, particularly as they faced the challenges of GCSE reform making examinations even more demanding.  I am proud of what the pupils have achieved and they deserve every success.”

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Come along to one of our forthcoming open events to find out more about our School, meet staff and pupils and experience our vibrant atmosphere. 

Every day is an open day at Hydesville and we host personal visits and private tours throughout the year to suit individual families.  Do contact us if you want to look round sooner than the following dates and we will happily arrange this.

Call to book a Taster Day: 01922 624374 or email [email protected]

 


 

Our Autumn term Senior School Open Event took place in October. However, parents are welcome to visit the school for an individual tour. Please click on the link below for more information. 

We also hold a number of Nursery Stay & Play sessions throughout the year for prospective Nursery children.

Please click the link below for more information on all our Open Days. 
 

All School Open Day 2018 

All School Open Morning: Saturday March 3rd, 10am -12 noon. Click on the link below to book a place. 

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My son is in year 4 and he is absolutely loving it at Hydesville Tower. All his teachers and everyone at school do their best to help your child to achieve his or her best. We have a small community room at Hydesville where the staff hold meetings with coffee mornings to find out if parents have any concerns and we are constantly given feedback on any changes or on new polices. The parents and their children are first priority at Hydesville and the service this school provides is excellent. Your child is treated with respect and given all the encouragement a person needs to prosper as an individual.
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Meet the Head: Mr Warren Honey

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Mr Honey takes up his new post in September 2017, arriving from King Henry VIII School in Coventry where he was Deputy Head. He brings a wealth of experience to Hydesville having a strong track record as a teacher delivering exceptional academic outcomes and as a school leader taking a role in all aspects of school life. His professional experience in addition to teaching, includes a number of positions in two highly regarded HMC schools.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

I first realised the impact a teacher could have on a group of pupils when Mr Clarke taught me Biology. His nickname  – The Honey Monster – was derived from his imposing frame, and he had the ability to scare everyone with a single look. His sunflower stalk could reach anyone on the front two rows, but it was his manner to impart wisdom and understanding that kept everyone’s attention. In one year, he filled me with a love for the subject that was see me through to a degree and a subsequent desire to help others appreciate the beauty of the natural world.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

As a new Head, it is a bit early for me to have such an achievement. However, I plan to have some significant successes by the end of the first year!

What does a successful school look like to you?

It is one that pupils look forward to being in every day, because they know they are in a safe, nurturing environment, with every focus being on helping them to develop their strengths. It gives every child the chance to make progress in their learning, regardless of their starting ability, so they leave school each day confident that they have gained more knowledge and understanding. It provides opportunities for children to develop their skills and interests, by providing a varied and exciting extra-curricular and enrichment programme. And it works with parents, to make a real difference in the life of their child.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Determination. Life can be demanding, challenging and throw obstacles in our way. Learning can be difficult, exacting and interrupted by maturational landmarks and/or external factors. Despite all these pitfalls, people are expected to rise through the turmoil, achieve their best and be successful. A key feature in such people is their determination. This is more significant than intellectual ability in determining exam outcomes. It is also more significant than personality in determining the emotional health of a person. Thus, our children should leave Hydesville Tower School with a sense of determination, and an appreciation that they have the qualities to succeed throughout their life.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

Purposeful; community; determination; friendly; genuine.

Catchment information

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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