Our School

West Vale Academy has been at the heart of the surrounding community since 1879.

Since March 2018 the school has taken its next developmental step, joining The Great Heights Academy Trust.

We are very proud of our School and its ever-improving learning opportunities.

Outdoor play areas are enhanced with the addition of the Foundation Stage outdoor play area and the football/chess area to the rear of school. Playtime and lunchtime staff are enthusiastic, offering children the chance to skip, play with hoops and balls and join in organised activities.

The Governing Body, Principal, teaching and ancillary staff are enthusiastically committed to maintaining a warm, friendly, caring, family atmosphere; which is evident and appreciated by all visitors to the School.

We believe that children are best nurtured towards reaching their full potential when they are happy and secure in their school environment. We are aware that all parents want the best for their children and our aim is to provide every pupil at West Vale Academy with the best possible start to their education.

West Vale Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, parents, carers, volunteers and governors to share this commitment. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding Policy can be found on the website or obtained from the school office.

The Principal, teaching staff and members of the Governing Body are always available, by arrangement, should you wish to discuss the needs of your child.

West Vale Academy’s Mission Statement:

Together in our school family,
we will care, share, discover and learn,
growing into responsible and successful
members of the community.

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