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Welcome to Forge Valley School

Forge Valley is a school and sixth form based in Stannington within the north of the city and is part of the Tapton School Academy Trust. We welcome applications from across Sheffield and surrounding areas.


Please come along to our open evening on Wednesday 15th November 2017 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Mr Clive Hobbs, the head of sixth form will be giving a talk and you will then have the opportunity to speak to staff about the school, its curriculum and student success and the exciting opportunities on offer. Representatives from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University will also be present to help advice you on A level choices and progression to university.

About us

Our Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form is a thriving community of young people who are all working hard to achieve their goals, whether in academic success, post-18 aspirations or a number of other activities. About 75 per cent of our students progress to Higher Education, many attending the country's most competitive universities. Every student receives expert guidance from tutors and specialist careers advisors.

We offer 18 A-Level and BTEC subjects, all led by subject specialists skilled in guiding the transition from GCSE to Level 3 study.

The sixth form received an Ofsted inspection in June 2017, being awarded a 'Good' rating.

Results in sixth form are excellent, student progress in the last three years have been above national averages.

Applications for Sheffield LEA schools are made on-line via UCAS Progress

Applications for schools ouside sheffield who are not using UCAS Progress are by paper application from Pam Barnes (0114 2735790).


Mr Clive Hobbs

Head of 6th Form


Facilities available

In September 2011 we moved in to a brand new building which offers us the most up to date learning environment with purpose built facilities for each subject area as well as spaces for independent learning and study. In addition, Forge Valley has excellent facilities for drama, music and sport including recording studio, gym and studio rooms.

Post 16 students have their own dining facilities, social area and fully equipped study centre.

Additional support

We are committed to serving the needs of all students of all abilities. We have a wide range of courses to suit everyone from A Levels to BTECs.

We have skilled staff who support the learning and well being of students with Additional Educational Needs including those in our Integrated Resource. Where appropriate, personalised learning and support programmes will be put in place to meet individual needs.

All students are expected to study 3 or 4 AS subjects. In your second year students will have the opportunity to study the EPQ (Extended Project).

Learner success

Student progress in the last three years have been consistently above the national average:

2015 +0.31

2016 +0.05

2017 +0.14 (awatiting government verification)

75% of our students progress into Higher Education, with the majority of other students moving into Higher and Advanced level apprenticeships.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Forge Valley School through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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