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  • GCSE Results

    24th August 2017

    Students and staff at Don Valley Academy are celebrating the success of our GCSE results for this academic year.  Congratulations to all our students who have worked extremely hard and gained some fantastic grades across the curriculum.

    The Academy is celebrating 56% Maths and English combined at Grade 4, consolidating their record breaking results last year.

    The Principal, Richard Brooke, said “we are extremely pleased with all our students’ achievements this year.  The examinations results are well deserved

  • Post 16 Results

    24th August 2017

    Students and staff at Don Valley Academy are celebrating a fantastic set of post 16 results for this academic year.

    Almost half the A Level results achieved were graded at A*-C and 20% of grades were A*-B.

    A-Level maths accumulated some outstanding results with 50% of the cohort achieving grades A*-B with 83% also achieving grades A*-C.

    Great results were seen across a wide range of subjects, with 100% pass rate in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Polish, English, History, Maths, Media Studies, Perform

  • BrightBus school services update

    3rd August 2017

    School bus company BrightBus has announced its closure from the end of the academic year 2016/17.

    SYPTE, working with other bus companies and the local authorities, has put alternative travel arrangements in place for  the 78 routes run by BrightBus to 32 schools. Services for Don Valley Academy from September 2017 are listed in the table below (links below will open up as PDFs)

  • SPT Uniforms 'Shop n Swap' Days

    7th July 2017

    SPT Uniforms will be holding 'Shop n Swap' days at the academy in the Main Hall. Uniform can be purchased on the day. Payments can be made using cash, debit/credit cards. Any items that require replacement/exchange can also be made. 'Shop n Swap' days are as follows:

    Wednesday 12th July           2.30pm - 6.00pm

    Tuesday 1st August              10.00am - 3.00pm

    Wednesday 16th August       10.00am - 3.00pm

    Monday 4th September         10.00am - 3.00pm

  • MASS Brightbus School Transport

    7th July 2017

    MASS Brightbus will no longer be operating following the end of the current Academic Year. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is  co-ordinating  significant work behind the scenes, with The Local Authority and other commercial bus companies, to put alternative services in place following BrightBus’ announced closure.  As the new services are announced schools will be informed, however some timetables may not be available until after the schools close for the summer.  Therefore, if your sc

  • Brightbus School Transport

    12th May 2017

    We have been informed that the transport provider - Brightbus is intending to close at the end of the academic year.

    Brightbus currently provide commercial school services across South Yorkshire with approximately 11000 journeys each day.  Brightbus have been a key player in our market since the late 1980s and have done a lot of work to build relationships with schools and parents to encourage the safe and direct travel for young people.

    South Yorkshire Passenger Transport services (SYPT) will start to identi

  • Train to Teach with Delta TSA

    12th April 2017


    School Direct is a national teacher training initiative, which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will enable you to start your personal journey towards becoming an excellent teacher and future leader. 

    Delta Teaching School Alliance is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2017/18.  As part of the training you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate i

  • Updated Routes to 529 and 530 Bus services

    13th March 2017

    Please find below updated routes and timetables for the Don Valley services.  There are no changes to the morning service.  The afternoon services have been amalgamated into one service.  There is capacity on one bus to carry all passengers.

    The changes will take place from Monday 20th March 2017.

  • Year 8 Options Information Evening

    28th February 2017

    Students in Year 8 will soon be asked to make choices on which optional subjects they would like to study in Years 9, 10 and 11. An Options  Information Evening will take place on the Thursday 9th March 2017, 5.00pm – 7.00pm where there will be the opportunity to gain information about all the courses on offer from all departments.


  • Jungle Book

    Jungle Book

    10th February 2017

    Tickets are now on sale for our production of the Jungle Book. Monday 27th February, Tuesday 28th February, Wednesday 1st March and Thursday 2nd March.

    7pm in the Auditorium

    Tickets are available from reception. Adults £4.50 and Concessions £2.50.

  • Parking at Don Valley Academy

    25th January 2017

    Parking is available at the front of the Academy in the Jossey Lane carpark, this is however limited. Visitors and parents are reminded that there is additional parking available at the rear of the Academy via the Stonehill Rise entrance, this will be particularly useful at large events such as Parents Evenings, Productions etc.

    Disabled parking bays are available for designated users only.

    Parents are also asked to park responsibly on Jossey Lane.

    Thank you

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    Cheaper travel with the 11-16 MegaTravel Pass

    16th January 2017

    Children aged 11-16 and living in South Yorkshire can apply for a MegaTravel Pass to prove to bus drivers, tram conductors and ticket sellers that they are entitled to travel at reduced cost on public transport. You can apply for the 11-16 MegaTravel Pass online. Full details on how to apply can be found here: Travel South Yorkshire

    11-16’s travelling without a valid pass will be charged full fare.

  • FireFly

    Firefly Friday - 20th January 2017

    12th January 2017

    On Friday 20th January Don Valley Academy will be holding a fundraising day in aid of local charity Firefly.

    There will be numerous events taking place throughout the day including non-uniform day, Don Valley make up challenge, leg waxing & head shaving, auctions, Tombola & stalls and lots more sponsored events.

    Keep an eye on our Twitter page for updates on the day @OfficialDVA #FireflyFriday

  • SSF 2016

    Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016

    15th December 2016

    On Wednesday 9th November students from Don Valley Academy performed Antony & Cleopatra in the Shakespeare Schools Fesitval at the Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. Their performance was outstanding and we were extremely proud of them all. Please read the feedback below that they received from the SSF Stage Director.

    "We have cause to be glad"

    A dramatic and daring Antony and Cleopatra

    Produced and Performed by

    Don Valley Academy & Performing Arts College

    The Carriageworks, Leeds

    9th November 2016

    Appraised by R Newto

  • Xmas Festival

    Winter Festival

    13th December 2016

    Join us for our Winter Festival on Tuesday 13th December at 6.45pm in the Auditorium.

    Featuring Soul Band, Swing Band, Choir, Various Soloists. Raffle and Refreshements available.

  • Sixth Form Open Evening A Huge Success!

    30th November 2016

    Our Sixth Form open evening was a huge success last week. Photographs of the event will be posted soon, however, in the meantime please click here and visit our twitter page to view a selection!

  • Ofsted Inspection - 30th Nov & 1st Dec 2016

    29th November 2016

    Inpection letter  to parents

  • Y11 & Y13 Parents Evening - Tues 8th November

    7th November 2016

    As I am sure you are aware there have been some changes to the way Parents Evenings are organised this academic year.

    This year we will be running 3 Parents Evenings, each will be aimed at specific year groups. however we will also be inviting students from other year groups who we believe would benefit from additional support.

    The first of these will take place on Tuesday 8th November between 4.30pm and 7.00pm. All Year 11 and Year 13 parents are invited, it will also be an opportunity to have a look at our

  • New Academy Phone Number

    1st November 2016

    Along with our new build we now have a new Academy phone number, please update your contacts 01302 651035

  • Open Evening 2016

    27th September 2016

    A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Open Evening - it was a huge success. We've captured the event in action. Please have a look at our photographs, below: