Open Week 2017
Meeting the needs of the individual child is the focus of all our endeavours at Tewkesbury School.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Evening which takes place on Monday 25th September 2017 from 5.30-7.30pm. Our Open Mornings are held from Tuesday 26th September to Friday 29th September, tours take place at 9.15 am and 11.15 am.
If you would like to attend a daytime tour please contact the school reception on 01684 292152 to book an appointment.
Gary Watson, Headteacher says, "after 29 years teaching in Gloucestershire schools, the opportunity to shape the lives of our young people and our local communities continues to be as rewarding as ever. It is through partnerships with parents, commitment from a talented and professional group of staff and support from highly able governors that Tewkesbury School continues to develop at pace.
Children develop at different rates, have differing hopes and ambitions and many take time to find their chosen career path. At Tewkesbury School, young people are exposed to a wealth of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom in a school that places strong emphasis on the development of well-rounded individuals of whom the school and parents can feel justifiably proud.
From the minute they arrive in Year 7, our students are expected to achieve. A new pathway structure, introduced in September 2013, is already paying dividends with all students, regardless of ability, making improved progress. Our primary transition programme begins in Year 5 when most of our students visit us for the first time. Thereafter, there are a range of contact points in Year 6 before youngsters start with us. Those events and many others can be seen in the ‘Gallery’ area of this website. Our Freshers’ Fayre exposes Year 7 to new avenues for them to consider. Alongside the more mainstream school clubs they have the chance to become involved in archery, equestrianism, climbing, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Textiles Club, Horrible Histories and chess.
Regardless of their ability, students are set challenging and ambitious targets for their academic progress. Over 80% of students choose to continue their education in our Sixth Form from where a similar percentage move on to undergraduate courses at university.
To the visitor, the warm, friendly and positive relationships between staff and students and within the student body itself are immediately apparent and an obvious characteristic of a happy school where young people learn in an environment where creative and engaging lessons are the norm.
Creative arts are well catered for with performances both locally and nationally. Acclaimed performances of Oliver and Bugsy Malone have in recent years graced the stage at The Roses and this year's eagerly anticipated show of Grease takes place from 18th-20th October. Our choir have been fortunate to perform at the Schools’ Prom at the Royal Albert Hall and our school orchestra gets stronger year by year.
Sport, too, is a thriving and exceptionally strong part of the school. Facilities are excellent and include a recently refurbished swimming pool, climbing wall and 3G all-weather pitch in addition to the usual facilities one might expect.
We are proud of the results of our joint endeavours and share that pride with our students their parents and the broader community".
For full details and timings of our Open Evening/Mornings will be available nearer the time.