Hydesville Tower School, Walsall, UK
ABOUT Hydesville Tower School, Walsall, UK
Hydesville Tower School is a non-selective independent school in Walsall for boys and girls aged 3-16 years. High aspirations, hard work and traditional values are the foundation upon which our academic success has been built. Exceptionally well-behaved and engaging students are testament to the high level of pastoral care and expectations of staff.
Opportunity abounds at Hydesville Tower School, where students enjoy stimulating and creative lessons coupled with a rich tapestry of enrichment activities.
Proudly non-selective, we welcome children of mixed abilities, knowing our small classes and superb quality of teaching and learning yields exceptional results, notably at 11+ and GCSE level. The unifying goal here is for every child to enjoy a level of success that exceeds their expectations.
Established in 1952 in a former Victorian residential property, we neighbour the magnificent Walsall Arboretum, well used by students from Nursery through to Year 11 for outdoor learning and sporting events.
“Teaching and assessment are consistently good throughout the school. Teachers use their knowledge of the pupils well to plan for the range of abilities within the small-sized teaching groups and, where required, they provide good quality individual support. As a result, pupils of all abilities make good progress.”
“Provision for the development of early reading and writing skills is particularly strong and, by the start of Year 1, most children read and write well above the expected levels for their age.”
“Key Stage 2 pupils benefit from subject specialists and external expertise. By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils are successfully prepared to enter the next stage of their education.”
“Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding, as is their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and clearly respect their teachers.”
Ofsted, May 2012
In 2014, 91% of pupils achieved five or more A*-C GCSE grades, with 83% including English and Maths.
Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a PGCE in Secondary Science Teaching at Durham University, Warren began his teaching career as a Biology teacher at Bromsgrove School. At the age of 27, he was appointed as a day Housemaster - still the youngest to have held the role in the school's history.
Warren then moved to King Henry VIII School in Coventry, to take up the post of Head of Biology. Within five years, he had been appointed to a Head of Year role. Recent years saw further internal promotions, firstly as Assistant Head and then Deputy Head, with a broad range of responsibilities including pastoral welfare, academic leadership of departments, extra-curricular provision and safeguarding.
Warren joined Hydesville Tower School as Headmaster in September 2017.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 3-16 yrs
- English National Curriculum
- Type of School
- Day School
- Main Language