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  • Two Rivers High School
    Torc Campus
    Silver Link Road
    Glascote Heath
    B77 2HJ
  • Head: Gail Brindley
  • T 01827 426124
  • F 01827 475697
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  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19 with a broad range of needs including learning difficulties and disabilities, physical disabilities, and autism.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Staffordshire
  • Pupils: 178
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 10th December 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th December 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: Two Rivers Primary School

What says..

Students start in September with eggs - boiled, fried and scrambled - and then build their skills following the Jamie Oliver BTec basic cooking. This year they have moved from leek and potato soup through to chicken fajitas and Thai curry. 'I liked making curry at home,' one boy said. There are lots of small areas with corridor pods for children who need time out, and small break out rooms which can be used for one-to-one sessions. Brindley believes that if leavers do not have a suitable destination, the school has failed. Popular areas include woodwork, catering, office skills, gardening...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band A)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2016, Gail Brindley. Formerly 18 years as a music teacher, and latterly nine years as director of music and deputy head of sixth form at Northampton High School, an independent selective school, Brindley moved to Two Rivers as a music and mathematics teacher and was promoted through head of year, data manager and assistant head.

Calm, approachable and unflappable, praised by one parent for her 'lovely smile and reassuring manner', it is easy to see why she was chosen against external competition to head the school.

Since her appointment Brindley has worked on creating more of a nurturing environment for students in years 7 and 8 to bridge the gap between primary and secondary. Now pupils spend more time with their form tutor. Those who can...

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Special Education Needs

Two Rivers is a community school providing for pupils from two to nineteen years with a range of special educational needs including moderate and severe learning difficulties, sensory and physical impairments, emotional and behavioural difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. The school was formed from the federation of Park and Quince schools and has a lower and upper site. The lower site comprises primary school, nursery and sixth form centre and has provision for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The upper site is the secondary school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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