What's been going on at Wey Valley

What's been going on at Wey Valley

Recent Chesil article in the Dorset Echo with updates from all the local schools.......

The Wey Valley School – Inspire & Achieve

Our mission is to inspire every student to achieve their personal best.

To ensure this we offer an excellent learning environment where the school is truly comprehensive. Students succeed at the highest level as well as those in need of particular support due to learning difficulties.

It has been a busy time at The Wey Valley School with over 45 students visiting New York and Washington as part of an educational and sightseeing tour with an aim of providing students with an opportunity to enhance their experience of different cultures.

Over 50 Year 11 students from the Wey Valley School are expected to complete their Silver level Duke of Edinburgh Award this term.  The climax of the Award was two gruelling expeditions with cycling in Devon and walking over the Quantock Hills. Students have been exceptional on the course with over 1,620 voluntary hours of support in community.  

We have the highest uptake of students in Dorset for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the skills and experiences have developed our students into great role models. All students have shown considerable progress in confidence and independent learning and have been a delight to work with this year. Many now wish to move onto the Gold Award – nationally, only 4 % of young people to complete all three awards!  We wish them every success.

Another group of students have been presenting to pupils in primary schools on the Nepal Expedition.  12 students visited Nepal to help establish a new water supply, learn new cultures, visit the Bayapani Secondary School.  We helped to raise £500 which was donated to the Okhle Village Trust for the water tank.

Year 10 students attended the recent Higher Education Convention at Bournemouth University.  With recent accolades including ‘Aim Higher School of the Year’ in the South West and ‘Most Improved School’, these events recognise the excellent support in place for students with a diverse range of courses and opportunities to extend their studies.