A Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to the Park Vale Academy website. This is an exciting time for the school as we all work hard to establish a culture of High Expectations which delivers High Achievement for all of our students. This is helped by the fact that we are now part of the Redhill Trust which is able to provide the outstanding expertise and support necessary to ensure that our students are successful, many of whom will hopefully choose to transfer to the Redhill Sixth-Form Centre at the end of Year 11. Having previously been Head of School at The Redhill Academy, I am personally really enjoying working with the staff at Park Vale to make this a school which everyone in the community can be justifiably proud of. 

A Clear Upwards Trend in Academic Performance

DFE Key

Performance 

Measures 

2017 

2018 

2019


2020

 

“Basics”

4 and above

34%

48%

56%

66%

“Basics”

5 and above

14%

20%

32%

37%

Progress 8 

-0.43

-0.78

-0.24

+0.004


 Click here for more information on the rising levels of achievement at the academy.

As you can see clearly from the table above, the achievement of students has risen consistently on all of these Key-Measures since 2017. In fact, in 2019 every student at the academy averaged half a grade higher in every single GCSE when compared to the previous year-group. As an illustration of our performance relative to other local schools, the link below will take you to the league-table for Nottingham city schools (best-performing at the top) as published in The Nottingham Evening Post  last year.

The GCSE Results in 2020 continued this upwards trajectory, however these were obviously based on Centre-Assessed Grades rather than actual examinations due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Whilst we are pleased with these improving trends in the results at the academy, we also recognise that there is still a lot of work to do and therefore remain absolutely determined to ensuring that the achievement of all students continues to rise.

High Expectations for High Achievement

Here at Park Vale Academy we believe that students should behave well and work hard in order to achieve their full potential. By promoting high standards right across the board, we are able to maintain a clear focus on ensuring that students leave school with the best possible set of academic qualifications. This is also driven by high quality teaching and learning from a team of professionals passionate about their subjects and committed to ensuring that students make exceptional progress. 

The school has a lot to offer beyond the classroom as well. We provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities to develop the students’ skills and interests and ensure that they become well-rounded individuals. They also benefit from our experienced and dedicated pastoral team who support the young people to ensure that they make the right choices and engage positively with life in school. Crucially, we always work closely with parents as we know how important your support can be in ensuring that we are able to maintain our high standards and deliver success for each individual student. 

We hope that you find the information you need on our website but if you have any further questions please contact the school directly.

Steve Bowhay

Headteacher

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