WELCOME from the


A very warm welcome to The Valley Leadership Academy’s website. We are a fully inclusive, non-selective Academy which caters for pupils aged 11–16. As a small school, we are able to give individual attention to all of our pupils and ensure that their needs are met, irrespective of their background or ability.

We focus on helping pupils to discover and develop their own unique talents and are committed to securing sustained improvements in all areas of the Academy’s provision, with a clear focus on raising expectations and standards. With our dedicated team of staff and governors, supportive parents and well-behaved pupils, we have all of the ingredients required to go from strength to strength and are working hard to deliver our mission of educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

We encourage all of our pupils to model our STAR values – Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect – and many are actively involved in leadership roles throughout the wider community. We are an ambitious and caring school and strive to support every pupil so they can go further, faster and higher to become the person they have the potential to be.

The Academy is committed to positive progress and, through successful collaboration with Star Academies and all of our stakeholders, we will work together to deliver the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

Andy O’Brien

Executive Principal