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  • 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:

  • Art & Design success

    21st September 2016

    Congratulations to Year 11 2016 Artists

    We are extremely proud of our students for achieving 91% A - C in GCSE Art & Design. You are all stars, well done!

    Amazing Year 12's

    We achieved the best ever results at Don Valley Academy this Summer - 5 Grade A's at As Level in Art & Design and Photography plus lots of B's. Well done to all for a 100% pass rate, we are extremely proud of you.

    First Class Honours Degree

    Congratulations to former student Gemma Davis who recently achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Gra

  • Open Eve


    8th September 2016

    Following the best GCSE results in our history with the highest ever number of students achieving A* - C Including English and Maths, we welcome you all to our open evening on Thursday 22nd September 2016!

  • Student Lunches

    2nd September 2016

    Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances we have experienced difficulties with the gas supply in the academy kitchen. Hot food will be available, however we are unable to serve the normal planned menu until we move into the new build in November. A selection of cold food will still be available to purchase as usual.  

    We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Results

    2016 GCSE Results

    31st August 2016

    We are delighted to have recorded the BEST GCSE RESULTS in the history of Don Valley Academy!

    Our headline figures are as follows:

    57% students achieved 5A* - C including maths and English

    62% students achieved A* - C in maths

    71.5% students achieved A* - C in English

    100% students achieved A* - C in GCSE dance

    91.2% students achieved A* - C in art and design

    80.6% students achieved A* - C in PE GCSEs

    80% students achieved A* - C in drama

    80% students achieved A* - C in music

    80% geography

    All above are GCSE A*-C 

  • Jossey Lane Entrance Closed

    30th June 2016

    From Monday 4th July the Jossey Lane entrance into the academy will be closed due to Health and Safety reasons and additional building works. Entrance and exit to the academy will be via Stonehill Rise only.

  • STEM 2

    STEM Celebration

    20th June 2016

    On Wednesday 15th June a group of Year 9 and 10 students attended the STEM celebration in Rotherham to compete in an Engineering event.

    Students were showcasing work that they had been producing in the academy and were also able to compete to get their name on the tail of the Bloodhound land speed record car. Two of our pupils  managed to win this competition by building the air powered car that went the furthest.


  • Catering 1

    Year 10 Catering Exam

    20th June 2016

    Congratulations to Year 10 for their fantastic efforts in their first practical catering exam. Some outstanding work was produced. Well done!

  • Music Exam Success

    8th April 2016

    Congratulations to the following students for recently passing their music exams. A great achievement by all, well done!

    Adam Littledyke - Grade 2 Drums - Distinction

    Mikaela West - Grade 2 Flute - Merit

    Jordan Davis - Grade 3 Theory - Pass

    Charlotte Carlile - Grade 2 Theory - Merit

    Rowan Dennis - Grade 1 Theory - Distinction

    Daniel Richards - Grade 1 Theory - Distinction

    Rebecca Vickers - Grade 1 Theory - Distinction

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    22nd March 2016

    #Futureideas – Don Valley Students, National Careers Week and Careers Education!

    Students in Year 7, 8 and 10 have, in recent weeks taken part in stimulating activities to further their knowledge and understanding of careers, the world of work and employability skills. 

    Year 8 impressed hugely with their research about careers and their thoughtfulness about how to make the right decisions when they take their options.  Each Year 8 form produced really high quality display work to demonstrate their learning as

  • SY Sportshall

    South Yorkshire Indoor Sportshall Competition

    10th March 2016
    Congratulations to all students who attended the South Yorkshire Indoor Sportshall Competition on Wednesday 9th March.
    All teams performed well and had a brilliant experience!
    An extra well done to the Year 8 boys who finished in gold position, beating Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley and another Doncaster School.
  • Ski 1

    DV Ski Trip – Courmayeur February 2016

    16th February 2016

    On 6th February 27 students and 4 members of staff left Don Valley to embark on the half term ski trip to Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley, Italy. After departing DV at 4pm we then made the 20 hour journey through England and France, eventually passing through the Mont Blanc tunnel and arriving in Courmayeur at lunch time on Sunday 7th Feb.

    After a quick lunch we then made our way up the gondola for the first time to have our boots and ski’s fitted. The forecast for the week was snow, snow and more snow.


  • Parking on Jossey Lane

    20th January 2016

    Please read the notice below received from the Highways Department regards parking on Jossey Lane.


    Whilst it is appreciated that parking in residential areas is becoming increasingly difficult around schools it has been brought to our attention that the grassed verges on Jossey Lane - Scawthorpe are being parked upon and as such it is causing damage.

    If you are one of the persons parking your vehicle on the verge, I must request that this unacceptable pr