Solihull Welcomes Civic Leaders.
The Mayor of Solihull was among a group of civic leaders that was given an “enthralling” insight into the facilities and life of Solihull School.
Cllr Joe Tildesley invited fellow mayors and council chairmen from across Warwickshire to join him on a tour of the 454-year old independent school for boys and girls in Warwick Road.
The party was welcomed by Headmaster David E J J Lloyd, Chairman of the Governors Mark Hopton, and Solihull’s Senior Management Team.
Heads of School Lauren Buchan and Tom Griesbach and Deputy Heads Charlotte Beesley and Harry Morgan guided the party around the modern facilities including the David Turnbull Music School, George Hill Building with its new classrooms, and the Denis Tomlin Archive Room. Lunch was taken in the Alan Lee Pavilion.
Cllr Tildesley said: ”We had an enthralling time meeting Solihull’s staff and pupils and viewing the superb facilities in what I hope will become an annual visit. The head boys and girls were fantastic guides and clearly very proud of their school.”
Solihull is one of the Midlands’ highest achieving schools, with its GCSE pupils achieving a record-breaking 77 per cent pass rate at A* and A grades last year and 88 per cent of its A-Level pupils winning places at the universities of their choice. Construction work is to begin this summer on a new £4.5m Sixth Form Centre.