To Wey Valley Academy
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.