“Teaching is good.”
“Strong support is in place for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.”
“Relationships between pupils and staff are very positive. There is a strong culture of support in the school.”
“The enthusiasm and commitment of the inspirational headteacher and his leadership team are unwavering.”
“Pupils report that they feel safe and know what to do to stay safe, including when online.”
“The work in pupils’ books is well presented and shows that they take pride in their learning.”
“As a result of effective leadership and good teaching, sixth-form students’ learning, personal development and outcomes are
good. Careers guidance in the sixth form is strong. ”
“Current pupils in Years 10 and 11 are continuing to make strong progress in a wide range of subjects.”
“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted effectively through the school’s taught curriculum,
form-time activities and ‘drop-down’ days.”
FORGE VALLEY SCHOOL
Our vision is that Forge Valley School is a safe, inclusive learning community where pupils and staff learn and thrive together. Forge Valley’s ethos is based upon everyone striving to become their very best.
As a school we believe that ambition and endeavour provide our pupils with the mind-set needed, not only to succeed academically, but in adult life in an ever changing modern world. Our pupils are encouraged to become independent thinkers, develop foresight and believe that with hard work and resilience, they can achieve their dreams. We are an inclusive school which works hard to provide stimulating learning experiences for all our pupils, who are seen as individuals. We work tirelessly to provide a nurturing environment which protects childhood and prepares for adulthood. Everyone at Forge Valley is part of our community, which is founded on empathy, respect, tolerance and equality.
Success at Forge Valley is not just measured in terms of academic performance. We aim to develop our pupils into reflective, confident, innovative, morally grounded, ambitious and resilient individuals ready to take their place in a dynamic and diverse 21st Century.
Starting Secondary School?
“The school’s rate of improvement has accelerated further”
“Teaching and Learning is improving and staff are motivated and energised”
“Pupils respond confidently and the quality of presentation in their books reflects that they
are taking pride in their work too”
“Teachers regularly and systematically check pupils’ understanding”
“The school works tirelessly to improve the attendance of disadvantaged pupils and those who have
SEN and/or disabilities”
“Teachers undergo a comprehensive programme of professional development”
“Pupils are keen to show off the work they are proud of”
OFSTED JUNE 2018
A member of the Tapton School Academy Trust