Fully Funded Distance Learning Courses

Woodspeen Training have released four Level 2 Short Courses running in July or August covering the following subjects – LGBT Induction, Mental Health First Aid, Children & Young People’s Mental Health, and Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties. These are fully funded through the Adult Learning Budget for anyone aged 19+ living in a Bradford, Wakefield or Halifax postcode.  

If you or anyone who you know (friends/family etc) might be interested in receiving this training, please read through the below information to check eligibility in the first instance, complete the documentation required, and email this to:


 Further Information

Specific Learning Difficulties Course

Mental Health First Aid Course

LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace

Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health



Uniform & PE Kit Changes for September 2021

We have revamped our PE Kit for September 2021 and this will now consist of:

Black & red Sports t-shirt
Black & red Rugby shirt
Black & red shorts
Red & black socks
Plain Black skort (optional/instead of shorts)

All the above items are available to purchase at our approved supplier Rawcliffes in Dewsbury and via their online shop - Price list is available here

Other items of acceptable kit are:

Plain black shorts
Plain black football socks
Plain black joggers and sports leggings are also acceptable in winter months.

The new kit is for all new Year 7 students and those students in other year groups who wish to purchase new kit – however it is not mandatory that they do so.

Another change to the uniform is the tie.  We are introducing a red tie for Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and a black tie for Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11). 

Again, we would ask that all new Year 7s purchase the new red tie however the new ties are optional for those who will be in years 8 to 11 in September.

The new tie is the only option now available to purchase at Rawcliffes.

 Parents/Carers Handbook 

Please find below the update Parent/Carers Handbook for 2020-2021

To avoid 'information overload' we have pulled together the contact details for support both in school, locally & nationally into an A to Z which can be found via the below link:

Parents/Carers Support A-Z

 We endeavour to provide parents/carers with the information they require to support students through their time at Spen Valley High School.  If you think we are missing any information or you have suggestions for other content you would like to see on the website please do contact us on the school email.