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Wey Valley Academy is a large 11 – 16 school that will be oversubscribed from September 2021. We have an extensive site with excellent facilities. We aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, exciting and caters for the individual needs of our students.

We  are committed to providing stimulating, challenging, and engaging learning experiences for our students and have invested in recruiting high calibre teachers and ensuring they have the best professional development available.

We are passionate about developing students as lifelong learners and providing them with a broad range of skills and experiences. We value examinations and academic excellence is a key focus, however, we also pride ourselves on our extensive enrichment curriculum that offers a wide range of activities including  many sports clubs and teams, Dance, Drama and Music events, and an extensive range of outdoor education including, Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, water sports, ski trips, expeditions and much more.

We are located in Weymouth, a seaside town set in the middle of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site, and venue for the 2012 Olympic Sailing events. The Jurassic coast is full of world famous landmarks such as Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. The town is within easy reach of larger conurbations such as Bournemouth to the east and Exeter to the west.

Wey Valley became part of the Ambitions Academies Trust in June 2019. The Trust specialises in taking on schools that have not performed well in the past and turning them around through a supportive developmental process, with the key elements being the recruitment and retention of high calibre members of staff, developing exciting and relevant curricular provision and developing strong community links.

I started as Principal in April 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic and recruited a new and experienced senior leadership team who joined me in September 2020. Since then we have been working hard to transform the education provision for the students and the training and support offered to the staff. Our aim is to provide an outstanding quality of education provision for our community.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about Wey Valley Academy please do contact us.


Rob Russell




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Our Senior Leadership Team

Mr Russell, Principal

Mr Dyer, Vice Principal

Mr Lydford, Vice Principal

Mr Neill, Vice Principal

Mrs Ashmore, Assistant Vice Principal

Mrs Parkes, Assistant Vice Principal

Mrs Field, Assistant Vice Principal/SENCO