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  • Twyford Church of England High School
    Twyford Crescent
    W3 9PP
  • Head: Dame Alice Hudson
  • T 020 8752 0141
  • F 020 8993 7627
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 1,470; sixth formers: 490
  • 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.

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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 September 2013 is Karen Barrie, previously deputy head. Degree in maths from Manchester...

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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
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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