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  • Two Rivers High School
    Torc Campus
    Silver Link Road
    Glascote Heath
    Tamworth
    Staffordshire
    B77 2HJ
  • Head: Gail Brindley
  • T 01827 426124
  • F 01827 475697
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.tworiversschool.net
  • 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: 244
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
    • 1 Short inspection 21st February 2024

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: Two Rivers Primary School

What says..

We dropped in on library club in the cosy, well-stocked library; a couple of pupils sitting either side of the teacher, sharing books with her, another handful stretched out on sofas and beanbags looking at books, while two more played Monopoly nearby. Over in music club, pupils were playing the Harry Potter theme together on piano, keyboards and guitar. Lunchtime cricket was in full swing in the sports hall, with boys and girls practising bowling and batting - energetic and fun...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2016 Gail Brindley, BA music (Bretton Hall, Leeds University), PGCE (the University of Central England). Joined the school in 2010 as music and maths teacher, her first post in special education. Previously 18 years experience as a music teacher including nine years as director of music and deputy head of sixth form at Northampton High School GDST.

Always had a love for music and desire to teach but after teaching music at a high level for years says she ‘wanted to give something back.’ Came to teach at Two Rivers, not sure if it would be for her, ‘but 14 years later I still feel like I’d love to give more,’ she smiles.

Has overseen recent expansion of school. Two Rivers ‘has always been a very...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

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
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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