Wey Valley College


Name Wey Valley College
Website http://www.wvc.surrey.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Southway, Guildford, GU2 8AA
Phone Number 01483518212
Type Academy
Age Range 5-16
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 55%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The heads of the primary and secondary school, under the direction of the executive headteacher, provide inspirational and effective leadership. They have ensured that the school is a positive, purposeful and calm learning environment where children thrive.

Leaders and staff work tirelessly to develop pupils' self-esteem. As a result, pupils take pride in their work, uniform and in their well-kept school. Teachers and support staff use a wide range of strategies that help pupils to succeed and make the right choices regarding their learning and behaviour.

Where required, exclusions are used. However, these occasions are kept to a minimum. Pupils say that they feel safe.

Staff at all levels follow policy diligently. Senior leaders ensure that they do everything possible to involve helpful support where appropriate. Teaching is outstanding, resulting in pupils making consistently strong progress in most subjects from their starting points.

Highly effective support ensures that pupils who have low starting points also make strong progress. Pupils' conduct around the school is excellent. Staff are skilled at ensuring that pupils' individual behavioural needs are met quickly and the strategies used are refined regularly.

Parents and carers value the work of the school. They particularly appreciate the significant success it has in improving pupils' attitudes to learning and supporting their well-being. Pupils say that they enjoy coming to school.

The school's high-quality support helps them to settle quickly when they first join. They say that they have a sense of 'belonging' and of being able to be successful. The curriculum is broad and balanced and reflects the needs of pupils very well.

A blend of academic and practical subjects engages pupils and gives them many different opportunities to succeed. Pupils' attendance is monitored closely. Almost all pupils attend more than they did at their predecessor schools.

Leaders are working hard with other agencies to remove barriers that prevent some pupils from coming to school as much as they should. The management committee contributes effectively to the school, supporting leaders in their high-quality work. However, the committee's checks on the impact of leaders' actions are not as rigorous as they could be.

Information about this school

Wey Valley College is a pupil referral unit for pupils who have been permanently excluded from other schools or are at high risk of exclusion. It also provides short-term placements and supports pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities that require assessment for specialist provision. The school has been led by an executive headteacher since its formation in 2015.

He is supported by heads of primary and secondary provision. The school accommodates pupils in key stages 1 to 4. The school is part of a federation of three maintained pupil referral units.

It has its own management committee, which is responsible for governance. The school receives additional sport premium and pupil premium funding. It does not receive Year 7 catch-up funding.