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  • Uniform Information

    21st July 2016


    There have been some minor changes to our uniform policy. The amended policy states only polishable black shoes are permitted from September.

    Students need to ensure they wear the correct trouser or skirt in line with our uniform policy.  Jeans, chinos, leggings, ‘jegging’ style trousers and tube skirts are not permitted and we recommend parents visit the official stockist (Shah’s) or contact the academy before purchasing garments elsewhere.


    Acceptable shoes for boys


    Acceptable shoes for girls



  • Latest Vale Views magazine

    20th July 2016

    Once again we have had to extend our printed edition to adequately cover all the events that have taken place from Easter to July 2016.  You can find the Summer 2016 edition under Downloads on the About tab.

  • Fitting finale

    19th July 2016

    A varied programme of music showcased The Vale Academy's wide range of talent in the end of term concert staged in a packed Westmoor Hall.

    It also meant Year 12 students had the chance to organise an event as part of their national diploma in music and gave an opportunity to practise before the music department’s concert at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, London.

    Curriculum leader for music Jayne Keeler praised every student who participated.

    “They all performed to such a high ability,” she said. “The varie

  • Tuesday 5th July 2016

    1st July 2016

    Parent / Carers are advised that the academy will be open as normal on Tuesday 5th July 2016.  Our Year 6 induction day and evening will also go ahead as planned.

  • Battle of the Somme Commemoration

    8th June 2016

    The Vale Academy honours those who fell at the Somme.  To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, The Vale Academy is inviting students, parents and governors to take part in its commemoration event at the academy on Friday, 1st July 2016 at 7.15am.  The event is at this time to conicide with the time 100 years ago when the soldiers went 'over the top'.

  • Handball hits new high

    7th June 2016

    Students from The Vale Academy put North Lincolnshire on the handball map.


    The Olympic sport sees two teams of seven players - six outfield and a goalkeeper - pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team.

    It was introduced in the PE curriculum last year and is popular, with a lunchtime club also well attended throughout the year.

     The under 13 and under 15 boys and girls’ teams represented North Lincolnshire in the East Midlands Schools’ Handball Tournament at Nott

  • Cup triumph

    6th June 2016

    The Vale Academy’s under 14 footballers came from a goal behind to beat Baysgarth School in the final of the Scunthorpe and District Cup.

    The Brigg side had beaten South Axholme Academy, Outwood Foxhills Academy and Frederick Gough School on their way to the final, played at Baysgarth in Barton.

    The final proved a close fought game against a very good Baysgarth team, said house leader Richard Hughes.

     They went one down but came back after goals from Tom Collins and Zachariah Summerton.  Vale’s man-of-the-mat

  • Netball aces

    13th May 2016

    A fantastic year for netball was crowned by three teams representing North Lincolnshire in the Humber Schools’ Games finals.

    The teams from Year 7, 8 and 10 travelled to St Mary’s College in Hull to take on the region’s best after winning their district competitions, held at St Bede’s in Scunthorpe.

    Miss Haughey said: “It was a fantastic achievement for all three teams to qualify for the event and was a fabulous experience for the girls as they had the opportunity to play against schools we wouldn’t normally

  • Exam Time Table

    10th May 2016

    The Summer 2016 exam time tables are available to view here.

  • 2016-17 Term Dates

    9th May 2016

    The term dates for 2016-17 for The Vale Academy are now available here.

  • We are the Champions!

    5th May 2016

    Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill was on hand when The Vale Academy was crowned Under 13 and 15 champions at the School Partnership Trust Academies games.

    The two boys’ and girls’ teams represented the school at our sponsor’s annual event held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, Ennis-Hill’s base.

    The gold medallist from London 2012 is preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the event coincided with her training schedule.

    The Under 13 boys and girls and under 15 girls were overall winne

  • Class acts

    21st April 2016

    Students hope to go top of the class and win a local talent competition.

    Keaton Fussey and Heather Peers (both 15) will take part in the semi-finals of the Scunthorpe Telegraph’s annual young talent search Class Act.

    The top five from each semi, taking place on May 4 and May 18, will go through to the grand final in June.

    Keaton will perform Jeff Buckley’s song Hallelujah.

     He said: “I am looking forward to being given the Class Act opportunity.

    “Music has always been my passion and I value every chance to perfo

  • Fantastic fundraisers

    19th April 2016

    Thanks to parents, students and staff who contributed to make our Year 7 Sport Relief mile a tremendous success.

    An amazing £574.60 was raised by the year group, which completed the event on the academy’s field during their PE lessons.

    Students had an assembly beforehand showing them how Sport Relief money helps children in the United Kingdom and around the world. 

    Abigale Latta  said she had managed to raise £40 for the mile.

    “I really enjoyed doing it for a worthy cause,” she said.

    Joe Evans said: “After list

  • Cup winners - again!

    19th April 2016

    Talented footballers ended another successful season by retaining a district trophy for the final time.

    The Vale Academy’s Year 11 side lifted the Scunthorpe and District Schools Football Cup, beating Frederick Gough in the final held at nearby Brigg Town Football Club.

    They had beaten Huntcliff Comprehensive, Melior Community Academy and St Bede’s Academy in previous rounds. 

    PE teacher Matthew Neal said, after an entertaining first half, The Vale led at the interval thanks to a Charlie Dolling solo effort. 

  • Vale View spring 2016

    25th March 2016

    This issue of the Vale Views is packed with events, sports, report of our stage play, Scrooge, and much more.

  • Rugby proves big hit

    24th March 2016

    Enthusiastic girls took part in their first rugby tournament since the sport was introduced to the PE curriculum.

    Mrs Taylor took 14 Year 8 students to Lincolnshire Rugby Club in Nettleham  where they played nine, seven-a-side games against other county schools.

    Mrs Taylor said the matches, with tackling and uncontested scrums, had given the girls an excellent first experience of competitive rugby.

    “The girls were all amazing, getting involved fully with all of the tackles and not shying away from anyone,” she

  • Our new academy opening

    11th March 2016

    Doors will be opened at our rebuilt £13.9-million academy next January, it has been confirmed.

    The new building is really starting to take shape on our existing field and will be ready on schedule.

    Principal Nicola Williams said: “We’re delighted to be able to formally announce when we will move into our new building.

    “Projects of this size and scale can be difficult to manage and I’d like to thank everybody involved for keeping to the original schedule, particularly the contractors Galliford Try.

    “It will be o

  • Brand new designs

    11th March 2016

    Imaginative ideas were produced when industry experts came into The Vale Academy and encouraged students to design a product.

    Four designers from Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Ltd worked with 142 students to develop a new brand based upon their existing ones of Veet, Neurofen, Airwick air freshener and Scholl insoles.

     Louise Mead, Science teacher, said: “Students applied science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills (STEM) to develop a new product.

     “It gave them a chance to work with people from in

  • Sporting Success, February 2016

    11th March 2016

    January Sports Results were as follows:

    • KS4 Boys Badminton were runners up in the Humber School Games KS4 Boys Badminton Finals at Ennerdale Leisure Centre in Hull.

    • KS3 Girls Basketball were runners up in the Humber School Games KS3 Girls Basketball Finals at the Grimsby Institute.

    • KS3 Boys Basketball were runners up in the Humber School Games KS3 Boys Basketball final at The Grimsby Institute.

    • Year 11 Boys Football team won 6-5 on penalties against Huntcliff School in the quarter final of the Scunthorpe and Di

  • Rocking all over the Vale!

    25th February 2016

    Status Quo’s former drummer beat his way to The Vale Academy and told students to do ‘whatever you want’ musically.

    Jeff Rich, a member of the iconic band for 16 years from 1985, spent a day at the academy.

    He left Status Quo in 2001 to spend more time with his family and, subsequently, has spent a lot of time in schools.

    He provided a morning workshop for Year 9 and 10 GCSE and sixth form music students in Westmoor Hall and spent the afternoon with Year 7.

    Jeff told students about this time in Quo and they wat