Latest News at Alde Valley School

College applications are now open

posted 19 Oct 2020, 04:19 by Mark Wilson   [ updated 19 Oct 2020, 04:19 ]

Please see Open event dates if you wish to find out more.  Students can make more than one application to different colleges and sixth forms.

Ipswich Campus Taster Events

Thursday 15th October - 17:30 - 20:00 (virtual online event)

Tuesday 1st December - 17:30 - 20:00

Saturday 27th February - 09:30 - 12:00

Wednesday 5th May - 17:30 - 20:00

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On The Coast (Leiston/Halesworth) Taster Events

Thursday 22nd October - 17:30 - 20:00 (virtual online event)

Tuesday 8th December - 17:30 - 20:00

Saturday 6th March - 09:30 - 12:00

Wednesday 12th May - 17:30 - 20:00

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Suffolk Rural (Otley) Taster Events

Thursday 22nd October - 17:30 - 20:00 (virtual online event)

Tuesday 8th December - 17:30 - 20:00

Saturday 6th March - 09:30 - 12:00

Wednesday 12th May - 17:30 - 20:00

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Promotional Video

posted 16 Oct 2020, 03:23 by Admin Admin   [ updated 16 Oct 2020, 03:37 ]

Should I send my child to school?

posted 21 Sept 2020, 05:04 by Robin Oxborrow

Morning Walk Booking Form

posted 17 Sept 2020, 01:43 by Mark Wilson   [ updated 19 Sept 2020, 06:55 ]

Back to School, Back to Health

posted 15 Sept 2020, 02:00 by Robin Oxborrow

You’re thinking about getting their uniform washed and ready, buying new shoes and getting the backpack out of the cupboard, now after months of lockdown, get your child match fit and school-ready!

OneLife Suffolk and Public Health Suffolk have launched a campaign focused on getting children and families ready for the imminent return to school. Back to School, Back to Health looks at improving the health and wellbeing of local families and children after a long pandemic lockdown.

Families and children are encouraged to complete ten weekly challenges, linked to different aspects of a person’s lifestyle to help them to improve emotional and physical wellbeing. The challenges encourage people to eat well, move more, sleep better, give something and connect with family and friends.

Those who take part in all ten challenges could be in with a chance of winning a Fitbit for each member of their family. Challenges can be done in any order, at any time over the next ten weeks.

Visit: or call 01473 718193 to join our Back to School, Back to Health challenge or to find out more about the free support available from OneLife Suffolk.

Remember our FREE children and families weight management service can also help you to live a healthier lifestyle as a family!

Opening Evening - Cancelled

posted 20 Jul 2020, 04:03 by Robin Oxborrow   [ updated 17 Sept 2020, 01:42 by Mark Wilson ]

September Open Evening

Thank you for completing the booking form to express your interest in visiting our school for the Open Evenings on 17 September and 24 September 2020.

It is with sincere regret that, in the light of amended government guidance regarding social gatherings issued on Tuesday evening, we have been forced to postpone our Open Evening Guided Tours as the safety of our staff, our students and our community is of paramount importance to us.

We have not taken this very difficult decision lightly. Owing to the limitations placed by the government on the number of people allowed to gather safely together, it will not be feasible to host tours for the large number of responses we received. We will endeavour to reinstate the Open Evening Guided Tours, should the government advice change.

Meanwhile, we are working on an exciting film project which will enable you to gain a glimpse into the daily life of Alde Valley Academy.  Our film will introduce you to some of our staff and students at work in our outstanding facilities. We are also looking to orgainse a series of virtual meetings for parents of year 4, 5 and 6 where we can answer any questions that you may have. We will circulate further details in due course.

For now, please make use of the information that is currently available on our website under ‘Admissions 2021’ to learn more about our school.  We recognise that this is a crucial time for you, as you consider your choice of secondary school for your child.  We want to do everything we can to support you in making that important decision, so please get in touch if there is anything further we can do.

We very much look forward to meeting you and your child as soon as government restrictions allow.

Kindest regards, 

Dan Mayhew


Couch to 5K

posted 22 Jun 2020, 04:01 by Robin Oxborrow   [ updated 22 Jun 2020, 04:01 ]

Students, staff and parents are currently training  in the "Athletes in Lockdown Couch to 5/10k challenge" to raise money for our NHS. As a community school it is inspirational to see how  Alde Valley Academy is working together to train and fundraise for the NHS . Please support our enthusiasm and donate to our Just Giving Page. The intention is to host an alternative sports event to our traditional summer House Sports Day when we return in the new school year. Please support our Athletes in Lockdown and support our NHS!'

School Travel Opt-In

posted 2 Mar 2020, 09:00 by Robin Oxborrow   [ updated 2 Mar 2020, 09:01 ]
All children using SCC funded school travel will have to opt-in to the service each year by no later than the 31st May to ensure that the transport provision is in place by the start of the new academic year in September. If you apply after 31st May, there is no guarantee that your child's transport provision will be in place for the start of the new school year.
Please see for further information.

Where have all the eels gone?

posted 10 Jan 2020, 05:35 by Robin Oxborrow   [ updated 26 Feb 2020, 01:43 ]

Our students have been investigating the critical decline in the local eel population. This project was delivered by Victoria Bolton from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, with funding from Galloper Windfarms. We met every Thursday after school to learn about eels, and made several visits to our local nature reserve on Sizewell Belts to find out more about the eel's habitat. The students were really engaged with the making of this stop-motion film about eels, we hope that you enjoy it.

Visit the exhibition at Aldeburgh Library between the 17th February and 16th March to find out more about the amazing story of the European eel and why this endangered species is under threat of extinction.

Eel Movie

Year 11 Parents Evening - Date Change

posted 28 Nov 2019, 08:49 by Robin Oxborrow   [ updated 28 Nov 2019, 08:50 ]

Due to the General Election the Year 11 Parents Evening has changed from 12th December 2019 to the 11th December 2019 at 4:00pm - 6:30pm.

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