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Contact Us

Address: Roberttown Lane
West Yorkshire
WF15 7LX
Telephone: 01924 405451

Contact for queries:

Email:

Administration Manager

office.spenvalley@kirkleeseducation.uk

Contact for SENCo 

Headteacher:

Mrs H Travis - htravis@spenvalleyhighschool.co.uk

Ms Hayley Clacy

School Admissions

For details of our Admissions Policy 2018-2019 please click here

For details of our Admissions Policy 2019-2020 please click here

The school holds an Open Evening early in the Autumn Term each year when prospective parents and students are welcome to look around the school and talk with staff and students.

Anyone wishing to visit the school at any other time should contact the school office for details on how this can be arranged.

Inspection Report

Ofsted ‘This is a good school’

Spen Valley High School was inspected by a team of colleagues from Ofsted on 10 and 11 January 2017 and judged as a GOOD school.

Click on the link below to read our most recent Ofsted Report:

Spen-Valley-High-School-Ofsted-Report-2017.pdf

Examination Analysis

2018 (validated)
Progress 8
-0.43
Attainment 8 score
37.5
Basics
(% of students gaining a grade 5 or better in English and mathematics)
25%
Achieving the EBacc
9%
Destinations
(Students continuing in education, training or employment in 2016)
93%
I am writing to offer a little more detail and explanation around our 2018 Progress 8 figure which has been published in the DFE performance tables. While I welcome the use of a progress measure as opposed to simple attainment, it is important to understand that one figure rarely tells the whole story of a school’s academic performance.
Spen Valley High School is a truly comprehensive school with students from all ability ranges. However on average, our pupils enter Spen Valley with attainment that is significantly behind the National average. Our Progress 8 figure has been broadly average for the previous two years at -0.02 in 2016 and -0.03 in 2017. It is important to add that we are achieving these results without removing students from our roll to manipulate the data.
Our GCSE class of 2018 were a wonderful group of young people, many of whom performed well. We supported every student, including those with significant social and emotional issues, through the exams and beyond into further education, training and employment. When we adjust our Progress 8 figure to account for the 16 students on our roll who, through no fault of their own, were unable to access full mainstream education, our Progress 8 figure for 2018 rises to -0.276.  It is also worth noting that our 2018 cohort had a high percentage (32%) of disadvantaged students.
This is a school where staff and pupils celebrate diversity and promote values of tolerance, mutual respect and care for others – the 2017 OFSTED report notes “the school is open and sensitive in helping pupils deal with a wide range of personal difficulties”. I would urge any current or prospective parents and carers to visit Spen Valley High School and see first-hand the fantastic, all-round education we offer to all our students and not rely solely on the published data.
We recognise that high expectations, self-belief, hard work, independent learning and determination are fundamental factors that lead to high achievement and we strive to develop these in all our learners.
Thank you for your continued support.
Curriculum
To view information about our curriculum please click here

Special Educational Needs Policy

To view our Special Educational Needs Policy please click here

To view our Special Educational Needs Information Report please click here

Charging and Remission Policy

To view our Charging and Remission Policy please click here

Behaviour Policy 

To view our Behaviour Policy please Click Here

PUPIL PREMIUM AND CATCH UP PREMIUM

To view the Pupil Premium Strategy click here

To view the Catch Up Premium Strategy click here

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR BUSINESS INTERESTS

To view the Register of Governor Business Interests please click here

COMPLAINTS POLICY

To view the Complaints Policy please click here.

Should you wish to receive, free of charge, hardcopy of some of the content listed above, please contact school. 

Equality Objectives

To view the Equality Objectives click here

To view the Equality Policy click here

Code Of conduct

To view the Code Of Conduct click here

whistleblowing policy

To view the Whistleblowing Policy click here