I am delighted to welcome you to the Valentines High School website. Valentines is a thriving and dynamic 11 - 19 comprehensive school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the sixth form and the main school.
At Valentines students will discover a supportive and friendly environment. High standards of discipline and behaviour are expected and maintained thus ensuring a safe, structured working environment where every individual is encouraged to reach their full potential.
As a High Performing Specialist Teaching School we strive to offer the very best facilities for our students. These are not confined to the specialist subjects of Science, Mathematics and Technology. Currently we can boast a brand new sixth form block (opened in September 2007), state of the art physical education facilities including a new astro-turf pitch and tennis courts, a gym and sports hall, a drama studio, newly equipped music room and brand new or newly refurbished areas for Modern Languages, English and Humanities.
Valentines is also a Training School. This means that we receive extra funding from the government in recognition of our high performing status in order to offer professional training to all our staff. This helps to further raise academic standards.
Valentines supports other schools in their development as a Mentor School and as a Leading Edge School. We are truly at the ’cutting edge’ of new educational developments and leave no stone unturned in seeking ways to further enhance the educational experience of each and every one of our students.
Our school motto is ’In harmony, achieving excellence’ and everything we do is planned to enable us to achieve this vision. Our recent Ofsted inspection (October 2006) placed us in the very highest category - ’Outstanding’ in every section of the report. Outstandingly good attitudes to learning and behaviour, outstanding quality of teaching and outstanding results were all noted as was the outstanding harmony achieved in our diverse school community.
We value our good relationships with parents, well wishers, the local community and our national and international educational partners.
Whatever your reason for accessing this website, I hope that you will find it stimulating and informative and that it will inspire you to find out more about the school of which I am so proud.
Sylvia Jones, Headteacher