The Vale Academy

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The Vale Academy
Motto 'Aspire and Achieve'
Established c. 1956
Type Academy
Religion Various
Principal Nicola Williams
Chair of Governors Steven Hodsman
Location Westmoor House, Grammar School Road
DN20 8BA
Coordinates: 53°33′31″N 0°29′26″W / 53.5587°N 0.4906°W / 53.5587; -0.4906
Local authority North Lincolnshire
DfE URN 137453 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 82
Students 784
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses 4 - Elgar, Brunel, Shakespeare and Pankhurst
Colours Elgar = Blue; Brunel = Red; Shakespeare = Yellow; Pankhurst = Green
Website Vale Academy

The Vale Academy is a co-educational secondary school with academy status on Grammar School Road in the market town of Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England.

The Vale Academy is one of two schools in Brigg, together they operate as the Brigg Sixth Form College.[citation needed] Brigg Sixth Form also has a partnership with Baysgarth School to offer a greater range of sixth form courses across the three school sites.


The school was previously a secondary modern. It became a comprehensive in September 1976, and a Music and Technology College in 2007. It joined the Schools Partnership Trust and officially became an academy on 1 September 2011.[1]

In 2011 the Vale had GCSE results of 69% at grades A*-C, which was close to the local education authority's average of 52%.[2]

In 2013 the school received a Grade 2 (good) rating for overall effectiveness in its Ofsted inspection.[3][4]


The Vale Academy Admissions Policy conforms to the Local Authority (LA) policy on admissions.[5]

Years 7-11 provide places for approximately 162 pupils per year. At the beginning of the Autumn term of pupils’ final years at primary school, parents are issued with details of the arrangements for transfer to secondary school. They are invited to visit the schools, and to inspect copies of school prospectuses. Parents complete a Common Admission Form, (CAF), which is returned to the LA by the end of October in the school year before transfer, and parents receive notification of their child’s allocated school in March of that year. The admission limit at the Vale Academy is currently 162. This is reviewed annually by the Governing Body. The Vale Academy 2013 admissions status provides openings to all students for all years.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Our Academies", School Partnership Trust Academies
  2. ^ "GCSE Results: North Lincolnshire students celebrate outstanding grades", Scunthorpe Telegraph, 25 August 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Brigg academy celebrates good (with outstanding) Ofsted rating", Retrieved 9 July 2013
  4. ^ "The Vale Academy", Ofsted School inspection report 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013
  5. ^ a b "North Lincolnshire Council - The Vale Academy", North Lincolnshire Council, 11 October 2013.
  6. ^ Martin, Guy (2014). My Autobiography. ISBN 978-0-7535-5502-6.