Our ethos is founded on the principle that ambition and endeavour are key components in achieving success. We seek to instil a positive mind set amongst all at Forge Valley and share the belief that with aspiration and determination everyone can become their very best.

Our partnership with the Tapton School Academy Trust is now well established and is having a significant impact on standards and pupil progress. Achievement at Forge is now improving rapidly. This is a reflection of our unrelenting drive to improve standards across the school. Everyone at Forge is a learner and strives to be the best they can be.

Our curriculum, approaches to teaching and learning, together with our support structures have all been revised and there is a real sense, throughout our school, that Forge Valley is on a clear trajectory towards becoming a great school.

Joining Tapton School Academy Trust and engaging in partnership working is recognised by Governors, staff and Ofsted as being the most significant strength and driver for school improvement. This will continue in order that Forge Valley moves quickly to realise its potential and become an “outstanding” school.

Confidence in the school is now rising. Pupils, staff and parents are aware of the significant changes which are now taking place. Examination results are improving and we expect these to rise significantly this year.

There has never been a better time or opportunity to join our school and make a unique contribution to the life and work of Forge Valley School and all its young people.

We do encourage prospective candidates to visit if they are able.