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  • Twyford Church of England High School
    Twyford Crescent
    London
    W3 9PP
  • Head: Dame Alice Hudson
  • T 020 8752 0141
  • F 020 8993 7627
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.twyford.ealing.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 1,463; sixth formers: 486
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: Main School September, 6th Form November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 3rd May 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th April 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

You could hear a pin drop in assembly – not a single pupil was distracted or fidgety. Every pupil filed in past her, and each one was greeted warmly and reminded to stand up straight. Pupils assessed four times a year, so school keeps a beady eye on performance. For those slipping through the net, swift action is taken to identify the cause of the decline. ‘We quickly identify whether it is lack of effort, lack of support from home or poor behaviour,’ we are told. Parents consider the music department to be extraordinary. Currently over 20 ensembles, which have performed everywhere from BBC Songs of Praise...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Music Studies (General) at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 2)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Religious Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive head teacher

Since 2002, Dame Alice Hudson MA (Oxon). Educated at Slough Girls’ High and Leighton Park, where she was the first ever head girl. Read English at St Hilda’s Oxford. Taught at Central Foundation Boys’ in Islington and Maria Fidelis, Camden. Deputy head at Brentside High School, Ealing before joining Twyford in 2000, where she was deputy and acting head before being appointed head. Made a Dame in 2017 for services to education but, with typical modesty, at the time said she was ‘taking one for the team.’ Married with four children, most of whom have been educated here. Committed Christian. Loves cooking and a keen cyclist. Dynamic and inspirational. A force of nature.

Associate headteacher since 2013 is Karen Barrie, previously deputy head. Degree in maths from Manchester and...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

The school has expertise in dealing with students with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties. It has also successfully worked with students on the autism spectrum and those with physical difficulties. Students with EHC plans have an individual programme of support. Students with weakness in literacy and numeracy are given specific support at KS3 to catch up with peers by KS4.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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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.

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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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