Severn Vale School

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Severn Vale School
Motto Challenging All to Succeed[1]
Type Academy
Headteacher Richard Johnson
Location School Lane
Coordinates: 51°49′27″N 2°17′15″W / 51.82409°N 2.28740°W / 51.82409; -2.28740
DfE URN 137298 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,161
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses B, R, O, Y, G, W, I and V
Colours Blue and Red

Severn Vale School is a secondary School with academy status in Quedgeley, Gloucester, England. Its students are aged from 11 to 16. The headmaster is Richard Johnson.[1]

Tutor groups[edit]

Each grade level has eight tutor groups. They are W, R, O, Y, G, B, I and V. They are named after the colours of the visible spectrum with the exception of W which stands for white. W, R, O and Y all study Spanish during Key Stage 3, while G, B, I and V all study French.


GCSEs are the final examinations students take at the school. Being a Technology College, students take a Design and Technology subject. The choice is Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Textiles or Graphic Design. There are also a variety of other subjects that can be taken. Students must take English, Mathematics, Science and a short course in Religious Education. Students must attend Physical Education lessons, but will only be examined if they choose to study it at GCSE level. Students may choose to continue studying the Modern Language they studied at Key Stage level.

GCSE results have steadily improved at the school. In 2004 only 40% of students gained 5 or more GCSE grades A*-C. In 2012 89% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, with 65% achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.[2]