School Description

Spen Valley Sports College is a GOOD school (Ofsted February 2013).  Standards have risen significantly in recent years and in 2012, 57% of students attained 5 A* - C grades including GCSE English and mathematics. 

Spen Valley Sports College serves the areas of Liversedge and Heckmondwike in West Yorkshire; it is a seven-form entry, co-educational school, which caters for students between the ranges of 11 to 16.  We currently have 881 students on roll.  Our catchment area is principally owner-occupied housing with a smaller proportion of established council housing.  Almost 11% of the student intake is from minority ethnic groups (around 8% are from families originating from Pakistan).  Almost 33% of our students are entitled to support through the Pupil Premium and 21% are currently eligible for free school meals.  The school takes pride in being connected to the community it serves and is seeking to foster stronger links with local community organisations.  Parents are generally supportive of the school and the school is always looking to further engage families in the learning process.  We are a highly collaborative organistion, involved with partnership development across North Kirklees and have strong formal and informal links with neighbouring high schools.  The school was a key player in forming the recently established Spenborough Co-operative Trust alongside three primary schools and a special school.  A new Headteacher was appointmed to take up post in September 2012.

Spen Valley Sports College is not yet outstanding nor is it complacent.  It is relentless in its drive to move forward with priorities which are rooted in improving outcomes for students and are fuelled by partnership working of all stakeholders.  Should you be an experienced teacher or one new to the profession, Spen Valley Sports College is where you can enjoy your work and continue to learn.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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