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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 admissions@twyford.ealing.sch.uk
  • 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: 498
  • 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..

Parents and pupils admire her quiet authority (you could hear a pin drop in the assembly she took when she stopped mid-flow to say, ‘distressed to hear three people talking’, looking directly at them across the packed school hall). There are at least eight sets straddling seven forms plus a tiny nurture group for the extreme special needs. Parents remark on the fluidity of movement between sets, ‘you don’t just get labelled as D set.’ Everyone stays to watch the big matches: another one of head’s effective community-knitting devices. Dance and athletics popular. Rugby coached by pros from London Wasps...

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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) (40s), educated at Slough Girls' High and Leighton Park, then St Hilda's, Oxford, where she read English. Previously deputy head at Brentside HS, also in Ealing, and prior to that taught at Central Foundation Boys, Islington and Maria Fidelis, Euston. Joined Twyford in 2000, first as deputy, then acting head and appointed head in September 2002. Married to Michael Lyon. He works for the Bank of England (‘more public servant than banker,’ she says). He is Roman Catholic, she and their four children are Anglican. Her eldest daughter was given a place at Oxford to read modern languages having completed the sixth form here; daughter 2 also a linguist at Cambridge; her son also attends the school.

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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
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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