Welcome to our website!

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.

Principal’s Welcome Statement 

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to Wey Valley Academy. We are a fully comprehensive 11-16 school which sits at the heart of its community in Weymouth, Dorset. Our website aims to give you a sense of what it is like to be part of the school and we encourage you to visit us in person if you would like to see more.

We believe that education should empower young people, giving them the knowledge to make sense of the world around them and the tools to shape it. Our curriculum gives students access to the best that has been thought and written across academic disciplines. This is supported by a broad range of additional extra-curricular opportunities which we strongly encourage students to make the most of via our enrichment curriculum. The Academy has a proud history of sporting excellence and students can also take part in a thriving Duke of Edinburgh Award programme or involve themselves in our dramatic productions and musical performances. Whatever interests a student has, they will find something for them at Wey Valley.

Visitors to the Academy often comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere that they find, and the respect that students show towards one another and their teachers. We are a vibrant learning community that places learning at the centre of everything it does. Our expectations are high and whether you are reading this as a prospective student, parent, carer or member of our staff team, we hope you want to join us as we rapidly improve the quality of education on offer.

Yours faithfully

Tom Neill

Principal, Wey Valley Academy

Our Senior Leadership Team

Mr Neill, Principal

Mr Dyer, Vice Principal (Curriculum)

Mr Lydford, Vice Principal (Inclusion)

Mrs Parkes, Vice Principal (Standards)

Miss Bucke, Assistant Vice Principal (SMSC)

Ms Burston-White, Assistant Vice Principal (Teaching & Learning)

Miss Claridge, Assistant Vice Principal (Behaviour & Inclusion)

Mrs H Dyer, Assistant Vice Principal/SENCO