Academy Profile

Academy Ethos

Don Valley is a rapidly improving academy that has received a number of national and local accolades recently: Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, congratulated the school on being in the top 100 most improved schools in 2011 and the Doncaster Free Press presented the 2011 Best School Award to the Principal as part of the Best in Education Awards.

Our achievements are based on the pride we take in the successes of all our students so that every young person can have their life chances enhanced and developed. Academic achievements are very important to us but we never lose sight of the fact that every child is gifted and talented in some way and that it is our core purpose to develop those talents. We are an inclusive school where every student matters.

Our expectations are high and we expect all members of our academy community to show respect, care and courtesy at all times. We promote positive values at every opportunity and always seek to establish effective working partnerships with our students and their families.