The Vale Academy

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Atherton Way
Brigg
Lincolnshire
DN20 8AR
Phone 01652294511
Reference Number 137453

Description

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The Vale Academy is a co-educational secondary school situated on Atherton Way in the market town of Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England, with the postcode DN20 8AR. With academy status, it offers a comprehensive education to students between the ages of 11 and 18. The school is known for its music and technology specialisms, making it a Music School and Technology Academy. It admits 162 students per year for Years 7-11.

The Vale Academy moved into a new building in January 2017, following which the old buildings of Glanford and Westmoor Schools were demolished. The history of the school dates back to 1955, when it was a secondary modern known as Glanford Secondary School, a two-form entry. In 2013, The Vale Academy received a rating of Grade 2 (good) and has maintained this status following its subsequent Ofsted inspections.

The school has a total enrollment of 784 students and employs 82 staff members, offering a variety of religious affiliations for its students. In 2011, the school's GCSE results at grades A*-C were above the local educational authority's average, and students made good progress as provided by the Department for Education. The Sixth Form value-added score for progress was 0.22, and A*-C grades at A level increased to 86%. The Vale Academy is part of the schools partnership trust and officially gained academy status on September 1st, 2011.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 726
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 44.88%
Girls: 55.12%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 112
8 120
9 134
10 145
11 151
12 43
13 37

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-06-15
Date Description Report
2023-04-18 School inspection School inspection
2017-11-01 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-03-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-02-14 Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter
Previously as Vale of Ancholme Technology & Music College
2010-06-23 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-10-10 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2007-07-04 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2003-03-24 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
48.9 Unlock Unlock

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 50% Unlock Unlock
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 69% Unlock Unlock

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
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Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

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GCSE Results

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Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

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2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
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Second Preference 100 2
Third Preference 25 0
From another Local Authority 26 5

Previous Years

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Name Distance
St Mary's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy (Brigg)
Grammar School Road, Brigg, Lincolnshire, DN20 8BB
0.13 miles
Brigg Primary School
Atherton Way, Ancholme Business Park, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8AR
0.17 miles
Robert Holme Academy
Fircroft, 3, Wrawby Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8DL
0.45 miles
Wrawby St Mary's CofE Primary School
Vicarage Avenue, Wrawby, Brigg, Lincolnshire, DN20 8RY
1.46 miles
Broughton Primary Academy
Brigg Road, Broughton, Brigg, Lincolnshire, DN20 0JW
2.15 miles
Scawby Academy
West Street, Scawby, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 9AN
2.59 miles
Hibaldstow Academy
Hopfield, Hibaldstow, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 9PN
3.54 miles
St Barnabas CofE Primary School, Barnetby
St Barnabas Road, Barnetby, Lincolnshire, DN38 6JD
3.56 miles
Worlaby Academy
Low Road, Worlaby, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 0NA
3.79 miles
Kelsey Primary School
Chapel Street, North Kelsey, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN7 6EJ
4.63 miles
Name Distance
Sir John Nelthorpe School
Grammar School Road, Brigg, Lincolnshire, DN20 8AA
0.35 miles
Demeter House
Demeter House School, Bigby Street, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8EF
0.52 miles
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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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