Alde Valley Academy is currently experiencing a large number of applications for in year transfers from parents who would like their children to join our school. In the Academic School year of 2018-19 we had 45 additional students join the school. The Published Admission Number (PAN) for Alde Valley Academy is 560.
Due to the school’s rapid and sustained improvement over the past few years the Academy continues to attract many more students and has accepted a significant number of in year transfers from neighbouring schools. We fully anticipate this trend to continue as the reputation of the school continues to improve.
Alde Valley Academy now has a four form groups in year 7,9 and 10, therefore four teaching groups across each subject due to the school growing in student numbers. It has always been the school’s aim, despite financial constraints, to keep teaching group sizes as small as possible. This means that students are taught in an average group size of 23/24 which we feel is a more favourable student to staff ratio and is recognised to be of paramount importance in the progress of young people.
If you are considering applying for a place at Alde Valley Academy for your child I would strongly recommend coming to have a look at the school in action. During your tour with Mr Mayhew, Headteacher, we can discuss the benefits of life at Alde Valley and you can see for yourself the calm, focused and friendly atmosphere in the school. To date 100% of prospective parents who have toured the school have gone on to apply for a place for their child, many returning with other siblings and making subsequent applications.
You can apply for a year 7 place for 2020 at Alde Valley through the Suffolk County Council School Places website. If you wish to apply for an in year transfer place please complete the below CAF2 form and bring it along to the school office. Or you can collect a copy of this form when you come for your tour.
Tours can be booked via the Headteacher's PA.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future.