Welcome

To all of the Year 6 students who will join us in September, their parents, carers and families. Welcome to Wey Valley Academy! Please do take a moment to read and view all the information on this website and Transition webpage.

At Wey Valley, we are working closely with our primary schools to ensure students’ progression to secondary school is successful. This page on our website will introduce you to Wey Valley Academy, our staff and our school. We hope it helps you to get an idea of what the next stage of your education will look like,
even if you cannot visit until September.

We know that starting secondary school is an exciting time for students. It can also be a daunting one at the same time for you and your parents… try not worry – we will support you along the way! We have a dedicated team in place to support you and make your time at Wey Valley a great one.

This year everything is different, with schools being closed due to Coronavirus it will be difficult to meet in person so we are planning to upload as much information as we can.

Our Transition team are already having online meetings with all the Primary schools to find out as much information as possible about our new students so that we can plan for their arrival in September. After half term, we will be in touch to explain how we will introduce our Year 7 team which includes our tutors. We carefully place students in tutor groups based on the information we receive from our primary schools. You will already have received a letter that describes how we are planning to hold a ZOOM online Transition evening, which should prove interesting as we are likely to have over 200 people in that meeting!

Year 7 at Wey Valley will sometimes be hard work but it is also a lot of fun! Throughout the year, we will plan to run trips & events where you can get to know each other better and explore a whole range of extra-curricular opportunities.

 

At Wey Valley we have a few simple rules
they can be summed up by three words:

Ready – To learn, so on time, proper equipment, listening to instructions

Respect – Treat yourself, others and things nicely and take care of people and the environment

Safe – Do not do anything that would harm you or anyone else physically or mentally

 

At Wey Valley, we believe that high expectations lead to high achievement and we always are ready to reward and celebrate success and community spirit in its many forms.

We believe you will have a fantastic experience with us and we will do everything we can to help you achieve this! We look forward to meeting you in person in September 2020 – and before if at all possible – but will be in touch through technology until then.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon

If you have questions that you would like to ask us, please email us at transition@weyvalley-acdemy.co.uk

Yours Faithfully

Rob Russell

 

Click here to view letter to Year 6 Parents

 

 

Below we have created a virtual tour of some key areas around the academy

 

Car Park, Bike Store and Drop Off Point

When you arrive at Wey Valley in the morning you can be dropped off in the the drop off zone or if you cycle or scoot to school you can park your bike safely in the bike stores. The school’s car park is out of bounds for students and parents. This is for your safety.

Coming into School

In the morning you will enter the school through the door by The Hub where you will be met by a senior member of staff and welcomed into school. Parents and visitors must enter the school by the main reception.

 The Hub

The Hub is an area where students who need or want additional help with their learning can go for support. The Hub helps students with individual SEND needs during social times and some lessons. you will also find the school’s ELSA team if you need to talk with them.

The Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre is a wonderfully calm and peaceful space where students can go to read and to learn. It is open during social times and some lessons take place here.

Art and Photography Class Rooms

At Wey Valley we have amazing Art and Photography class rooms. Here you will study Art and Design and Photography. Some of the work that the students create in here is truly amazing.


 Technology Work Spaces

In the Technology area you will learn to design and make things using textiles, wood, metal and plastic. You will also learn about hospitality and catering and all of this will be done in specially designed rooms packed with the latest tools and equipment to help you learn.


Science Laboratories

At Wey Valley there are lots of dedicated science labs where you will learn the three main sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and  you will also get the opportunity to handle the many exotic animals.

Computer Suites

Information technology and Media subjects will teach you all about the latest developments in computer programming and software. Here at Wey Valley we have dedicated computer rooms and lots of laptops. Most of the classrooms have interactive whiteboards and projectors.

Classrooms

There are many classrooms throughout Wey Valley, where you will learn many subjects like English, Modern Languages and Maths, This is an example of  a typical classroom, the classrooms are also used as your tutor bases where you will go for registration.

Sports Facilities

If you like sport and Physical exercise then you have come to the right school! The Physical and Outdoor Education Department have outstanding facilities and opportunities for all year groups. Your lessons and extracurricular clubs utilise a wide range of new equipment in fantastic facilities. You will have PE lessons, clubs during lunchtime and after school. You can also represent the school in lots of competitions. The Sports Hall is used for a wide range of sports including basketball, football, handball, volleyball, netball, badminton and trampolining. It is also where you will sit your GCSE exams in the future.

The Fitness Suite

The Fitness Suite is a professional multi gym with things like running machines and cross trainers, you will get to use this as part of your PE lessons and school fitness clubs

Multi Use Games Area

The Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) is part of the outdoor sports area, it is a hard playing surface for sports like basketball, netball, cricket and football. It is also used as a playground and is where you line up if the fire alarm goes off. At Wey Valley our playing fields are huge! We use them for athletics, cricket, rounders and softball.

Year 7 Courtyard

This is just for Year 7, no one else can use it! It is a dedicated place to catch up and relax with your friends at social times.

The Diner

We have a team of dedicated cooks who prepare different healthy meals and snacks everyday for you to enjoy at lunch and breaktime. You can then sit and eat with your friends and talk about how your day is going.

The Will Mackaness Hall

The hall is used for so many different things like assemblies and student and staff meetings. It also has a big stage where we put on school musicals and performances. Year 7 will also meet here on the first day of term.

Open Plan Toilets

The school has invested in new modern open plan toilets, they have been designed to give privacy, but no one can hide in them and bullying can’t happen because they can be seen.