Spen Valley High School
Kirklees, United Kingdom
About Spen Valley High School
Spen Valley High School is a mixed, non-denominational foundation secondary school for pupils aged 11-16. It is located in Kirklees, West Yorkshire and currently has 918 pupils on roll. It is part of the Spenborough Co-operative Trust alongside six primary schools and a special school.
Values and vision
Spen Valley High School is underpinned by a set of core values which fall under five overarching principles. The first is “comprehensive ideals”, referring to an admission code that offers access to pupils regardless of their background, which aims to foster an inclusive atmosphere where all students have access to “a first class education and universally experience equality of opportunity”.
The second principle is “excellence”, meaning the school aspires to achieve the highest standards in all that it does. The third, personal development, refers to the adoption of a broad “humanising curriculum” that encourages young people to become confident and rounded learners.
The fourth principle encourages a “culture of achievement” throughout the school, while the fifth cultivates “lifelong learning – an understanding that learning initially is to be inspired, but become a long-term desire and is best accomplished in collaboration with others.
Spen Valley High School was judged as a GOOD school in January 2013 and more recently in January 2017.