At Don Valley Academy our curriculum is designed to be ambitious and designed to give all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our focus to provide opportunities for students to develop lifelong interests whilst acquiring important social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. This is achieved across the curriculum including; subject lessons, EPC, CEIAG, Form Time and Enrichment. This time can also be used to provide support for the academic challenges faced by students each day in school.

Through developing the aforementioned skills students will improve their self-esteem while developing higher aspirations in both current academic situations and in pursuing long term careers. The provision of our enrichment varies through clubs and activities that encourage our students to pursue special interests such as music, sport and artistic performance.

Find out about some of the strategies we use at Don Valley Academy and why we do them here.

The life of a student


Opportunities for students to develop lifelong interests

Click on the buttons below to see how our curriculum is designed to improve learners self-esteem while developing higher aspirations in both current academic situations and in pursuing long term careers








The story of Don Valley Academy…

Here you will be able to see the cultural capital events students have experienced, select a button to automatically display past news events.


We love to celebrate students achievements and accomplishments both in and out of school. Here we have a dedicated feed to celebrating our wonderful students #TeamDVA


Here are some of the cultural capital events students have recently experienced…