Pewsey Vale School

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Pewsey Vale School
Type Academy
Headteacher Carol Grant
Location Wilcot Road
51°20′24″N 1°46′26″W / 51.34009°N 1.77399°W / 51.34009; -1.77399Coordinates: 51°20′24″N 1°46′26″W / 51.34009°N 1.77399°W / 51.34009; -1.77399
DfE URN 136849 Tables
Ofsted Pre-academy reports
Students 343
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16

Pewsey Vale School is a small, mixed secondary school located in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England, for children aged 11 to 16. As of January 2011 it has 343 pupils on its roll.[1] The school holds specialist Arts College status.[2] It became an Academy in July 2011.

The current headteacher is Carol Grant who took over from Richard Butler in 2006.


The school opened on a new site in 1956. Until this time the schools in Pewsey and the surrounding villages were elementary (all age schools) but in 1956 they transferred their older pupils (aged 11 and over) to the new school and all became junior schools. In 1970 a swimming pool and sports hall were built alongside the school, with shared school and public use.[3] In 1975 the school became a comprehensive under the new name of Pewsey Vale School.

The Pewsey Vale Secondary Modern School (built in 1956) became a comprehensive under this new name in 1975. Extensive modernisation and expansion of the school took place at this time. There were 407 pupils in 1996 and 426 in 2002. There is no 6th form and children go to Marlborough or Devizes or any other 6 forms around the area at 16.[4]

In 2012 it converted to academy status under the same name.[5]


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