Transition 2021

A warm welcome to Tudor Grange Academy! We hope that you will find the information on this page and the rest of our website useful. We will be continually updating this page so please do keep checking in.

Transition days are usually calendared for July but due to the current global climate, Transition day will now take place on Monday 6th September. Only Year 9 and Year 12 students will be in school on that day and this will mean they can have that time to become familiar with our school, staff and each other. In the meantime, you will find some links above to presentations from our Principal, SLT Team and subject leaders. We will post more during the coming weeks.

The other change you need to be aware of is that we are moving the point at which children being studying their GCSE options subjects from the beginning of year 9 to the beginning of year 10. This means children will continue to study most of the subjects they currently take in years 7 and 8 until the end of year 9. We have made this decision in response to the pandemic and the missed time in school. We know children and teachers have worked very hard to continue their learning remotely but unavoidably, remote learning has also narrowed the school experience for children. They have not been able to be in workshops, studios, or kitchens; they have not been able to participate in class discussions and debates, rehearse a drama production as a group and perform it to their peers, or play a piece of their own composition to their music class. We consider these experiences an essential part of children’s time in school and we want everybody to have a chance to benefit from these experiences in all of their subjects. For this to happen, children will need to continue studying all subjects until the end of year 9. We have the utmost confidence that this deep and broad curriculum will mean children are as well prepared for GCSE study as those that had additional time in specific subjects.

During year 9, we will run a GCSE options process and children will select subjects to study for GCSE in years 10 and 11. Only at the end of year 9 will children drop any of the subjects they are currently studying. If your child has already picked their options, we will keep them and re-visit their choices at the end of year 9. If they haven’t chosen them yet then please do not proceed with completing an options form.

The events of last 18 months have highlighted, more than ever, the importance of children benefiting from a broad and rich experience in school. Our aim is for children to leave Tudor Grange with strong qualifications and, no less importantly, as well-rounded young adults who have enjoyed their time in school. Allowing more time to study a wider range of subjects will help achieve this aim.

Below are links to the Academy Handbook which will give you important information about the school, including required uniform. We have posted out the following that need to be returned but you can find links to these documents here as well:

DOWNLOAD: Data collection

DOWNLOAD: Home school agreement

DOWNLOAD: Care plan

DOWNLOAD: Medication letter

DOWNLOAD: Handbook

Please complete and sign the data collection sheet (both sides) providing a minimum of 2 contacts (in accordance with safeguarding and emergencies), along with the Home school agreement, Medication letter and if applicable the Care Plan. These need to be returned on Monday 6th September when your child starts school. If you wish to complete these earlier, they can be posted to the Academy or handed in at reception.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about transition, please contact me via email at mmcnamara@redditch.tgacademy.org.uk.

Transition Day and LFT – September 2021

DOWNLOAD: Transition day letter September 2021

DOWNLOAD: Transition Day Rotations for pupils

DOWNLOAD: Covid consent letter


The Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

The Combined Cadet Force is a Uniformed Youth Organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, that delivers valuable training and skills to young people aged 12 to 18 years old.
Their aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Training encompasses a range of different skills including:

  • Basic & Ceremonial Drill
  • Skill at Arms & Target Shooting
  • Fieldcraft & Campcraft Skills
  • Map Reading & Navigation
  • First Aid
  • Adventurous Training
  • Signals & Communications Training
  • Leadership & Instructional Techniques

The power point below has more information and contact details should your child wish to join.

DOWNLOAD: CCF Recruitment Presentation

Welcome to the Sixth Form

For those of you who have not studied with us here at TGAR before and have not seen the 6th form area, I wanted just to give you a tour and introduce myself to you as Head of 6th form.

Can’t wait to see you on Results Day!