Forge Valley Community School

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Forge Valley Community School
Motto Where Learning Comes First
Established c.2011
Type State, Secondary School
Headteacher David Bowes
Location Wood Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S6 5HG
England Coordinates: 53°23′53″N 1°31′10″W / 53.3981°N 1.5194°W / 53.3981; -1.5194
Local authority City of Sheffield
Ages 11–18
Website www.forgevalley.sheffield.sch.uk

Forge Valley Community School is a school in Sheffield South Yorkshire England. It replaced Myers Grove School and Wisewood School & Community Sports College.[1][2] The Executive Headteacher is David Bowes. The school has its own sixth form, and its own sports centre which is used by the school and community.

Ofsted[edit]

In May 2013 it was reported by local newspaper Sheffield Star that the school had been placed under special measures by Ofsted after being deemed 'inadequate'.[3] The report, which was based on an inspection in March 2013, rated the school Grade 4 overall and in all areas, the lowest possible value in a scale from 1 to 4.[4] Head teacher Diane McKinlay responded with disappointment to the report by stating that Forge Valley was a new school "which is still developing and improving" results.[3] In October 2013 McKinklay resigned her post – David Bowes took over as Head.[citation needed]

In late November 2013 Forge Valley received a short inspection from Ofsted.[citation needed]

House system[edit]

Forge Valley adopts a house system. The five house represent the five colours in the school logo: Green (Apollo); red (Athena); light blue (Pegasus); dark blue (Olympus); and yellow (Hercules). Olympus and Hercules are the other way around

Changes[edit]

Forge Valley is to officially become an academy in February 2014. The school is to change it's vertical tutoring system in favour of a year-based tutor system.[citation needed]

Events[edit]

Forge Valley has presented two productions:[citation needed]

The school took part in the Sheffield Children's Book Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013 – pupils voiced their views on the shortlisted books and read out for the audience.[citation needed]

A Children In Need non-uniform day was held recently,[when?] and a Christmas Concert was held on 5 December 2013.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News in Brief - School's accolades", Sheffield Telegraph, 6 May 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2011
  2. ^ "Forge Valley almost ready for its big day", The Star, 29 July 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011
  3. ^ a b "Sheffield’s Forge Valley school judged ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted", Sheffield Star, 20 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013
  4. ^ "Forge Valley Community School", Ofsted Reports 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. Pdf downloads required

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