Hydesville Tower School

West Midlands

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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 150 (Boys) 126 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 16 years
  • Founded: 1952

Facilities

Hydesville Tower School is full of character and combines charming and quirky period features with modern additions. Classrooms, the dining room, school hall and offices are based in a series of two and three storey converted houses, the oldest of which dates back to 1901 and has a beautiful stained glass window and original Victorian floor tiles.

The school’s location, a short walk from Walsall town centre, means outside space is limited but we are resourceful and find ways to negate the geography. For example, we have created direct, secure access from the playground into the magnificent Walsall Arboretum, a 35-acre, beautifully maintained Victorian park that we neighbour. We make good use of the arboretum for outdoor learning, cross country, sports days, picnics and more and travel a matter of minutes to a first class university sports facility for games and PE lessons.

There is an ongoing investment programme to maintain and continually improve the fabric and flow of our school buildings, while retaining their charm and character. Significant renovation to our Senior School classrooms and corridors during recent years has created a fantastic learning environment.

An ambitious 2016 Summer estates programme involved a complete makeover to the School’s current Nursery and Lower Prep School playgrounds, as well as a new floodlit, multi-use sports area on the main school playground. This investment, in total £200,000 included a 500m2 flood-lit multi-use sports pitch, pre-marked, to enable during and after school sports training and fixtures. The Nursery and Lower Prep playgrounds were also resurfaced and replaced with brightly coloured play areas, complete with games markings and built with a soft artificial grass material to ensure children can play safely.

Earlier this year we unveiled the final phase of a £43,000 makeover to the School hall. The project marked the final part of a wider programme, which began in 2015 with new windows, a suspended ceiling with new lighting and building of a stage area.The final stage of the project took place during the 2016 Easter holidays and the School is now the proud owner of a fully functioning performance area and theatre, complete with new stage and blackout wall curtains, a new lighting rig, lighting desk and sound system with mixer deck.

In addition, we have wireless coverage throughout the school, which means mobile devices can be used in any classroom to support any subject area, allowing for a fully integrated and cross-curricular approach to ICT.

Open Days

2017. All School Open Morning: Sat. 23rd September, 10am - 12 noon; Nursery Open House: Thurs. 5th October, 9.30am - 2.30pm; and Senior School Open Event: Thurs. 19th October, 6pm - 8pm.

Fees

2017/2018. Nursery: £2,945 per term, inclusive of hot lunch, milk and healthy afternoon snack.

Prep School fee per term: Reception: £2,995. Years 1 & 2: £3,035. Year 3: £3,485. Years 4 & 5: £3,585. All inclusive of lunch and class elocution lessons

Senior School fee per term: Years 7 - 9 £4,070, inclusive of lunch. Years 10 & 11 £4,185

Reports

SIS Inspection 2016

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Warren Honey

Hydesville Tower School
25 Broadway North
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 2QG

[t]: 01922 624374
[w]: www.hydesville.com

Location Description

Set in one-site location within a short walking distance of Walsall town centre, the school campus consists of a collection of two and three storey converted houses, the oldest of which dates back to 1901.

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School News

Hydesville Tower independent day school West Midlands

Year 11 pupils are celebrating excellent GCSE results, with over 97% of the new style exams being awarded a “standard pass” or better at the

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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.
Hydesville Tower School pupils 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 particularly excelled, gaining six grade As, two grade 8s and a grade 7. Itai Allen also obtained nine GCSEs in total for which he achieved A*-B grades.
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.
It is another great year of examination results for the school where pupils are taught by subject specialists in classes of around a dozen or fewer children. Overall, 13 departments achieved a pass rate of 100% A*-C and a significant proportion of pupils surpassed their baseline Year 7 forecast by a huge margin across the board, exemplifying the school’s ability to add value to pupil progress. The value-added performance measure serves to highlight the significant difference Hydesville Senior School makes to each child’s progress and attainment compared to the national average for a child of their ability. This year’s overall results once again also exceeded the baseline predictions made in Year 7 which indicated that 72% of pupils were likely to achieve 5 or more GCSE at grades A*-C .
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. Today’s results are just reward for the efforts which have been applied by pupils to their academic studies. Of course, none of this would have been achieved without the dedication of our staff and the support of our parents. My congratulations go to all of our Year 11 pupils and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into A Levels and beyond.”
Visit the School’s Open Morning between 10:00 am and 12:00 midday on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 to discover what Hydesville Tower School can offer your child. Call 01922 624374 or see www.hydesville.com for details and to register your attendance.

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