Valley End Church of England School has been judged by Ofsted as Outstanding for three consecutive inspections from 2000. Outstanding grades include those for Effectiveness of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Achievement and Standards, Personal Development and Well-being, Quality of provision and Leadership and Management.
Valley End achieved Healthy School Status originally in 2004, meeting the requirements of 9 different criteria and then a continuous Enhanced Status since 2008, focussing on physical development. Children at Valley End exceed the Governments requirements on time devoted to physical activity. Our outdoor facilities lend themselves to a wide range of sports and skills development on playgrounds and field.
Eco Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. The school Eco Committee write action plans that address environmental and energy saving issues. We gained the final award of the Green Flag in April 2011.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award recognises achievement in putting the Charter on the Rights of the Child at the heart of school planning and policies. Children learn that with rights come responsibilities. Children know for example, that they have a right to an education and a responsibility not to stop others from learning. Children write their own Class Charters and this fits in and is part of our school behaviour management planning.
Valley End Church of England School is Voluntary Controlled. This means that we are part of the Diocese of Guildford Church Schools, but we follow Surrey County Council’s admissions policy.
To read our outstanding Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools report please click here.