D Godfrey

Headteacher

A Message From The Head

If I could sum up Valley Gardens in one word, it would be “opportunity”.

One of the first questions that we ask all of our learners when they join our school is “what do you want to achieve?”

It has become our school motto because we truly believe that our pupils can achieve whatever they set their minds to when they join our school. The school has always focused on developing the whole child and providing pupils with the opportunities that they need to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves.

Academic success is a high priority in our school, but it sits alongside the value that we place in physical, creative, moral and spiritual development. Our outstanding curriculum offers so many opportunities for our pupils to develop in these areas. We aim for pupils to leave our school as bright and able young people who are good citizens with the right grounding to succeed in their next phase of education.

Important Messages

  • Update on school closure after Government announcement: - Dear Parent/Carers, By now you will have heard the news that we are to close our doors to all pupils apart from those whose parents are key workers and those pupils whom we feel are vulnerable, from tomorrow morning. Keyworker parents in Years 7 and 8 have already been informed today about their child's entitlement to a place from tomorrow. We now need to establish which pupils are eligible to attend from years 5 and 6. I sent a Google form out this afternoon to gather this information in anticipation of this evening's announcement. Thank you to all the parents who have already completed…
  • How to use Google Classroom - Dear Pupils & Parent/Carers, In order to help you during our school closure starting from next week - you are welcome to watch this tutorial video on using Google Classroom.  We will be providing more information soon on the upcoming closure, but this tutorial should help with the logistics of using the virtual classroom outside of school.
The pupils in school have been able to have their usual DT lessons in the workshop and food rooms. Year 5 have made… t.co/xuSmkMyRXs
Emily even made a little video to show off her experiments! t.co/NldGBsFuxz
Year 7 have had time away from the screens this week in DT. They have been experimenting with cardboard constructi… t.co/jacsQi81Yz
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