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We look forward to welcoming back, and seeing, our Year 11 leavers on results day, Thursday 25th August 2022. Results can be collected from 9.00am until 11.00am.

We understand that some students may not be able to collect their results. In these instances any uncollected results will be posted on results day to the address we have on our system. Please note, we cannot send results via e-mail.

If a student wishes to nominate somebody to collect their results they must complete the form below and return it to Mr Hawkins, Assistant Headteacher, via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Without this results will not be handed over. To access the form click here

We wish everyone an enjoyable summer.  

A Year 9 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College recently had opportunity to attend a workshop and perform in a national competition at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.  

Back in May, Garrick House student, Nia Murray-Gonsalves, joined five of her Avon Valley classmates and took part in the first rounds of the English Speaking Union’s Performing Shakespeare Competition, in which she was up against students from a number of local schools. Following her monologue Nia was selected to progress to the competition’s final in London.

As part of the final, Nia took part in a Shakespeare workshop and had a tour of The Globe Theatre before competing against 15 students from schools around the UK. Nia skillfully delivered an act as Phoebe from the Bard’s ‘As You Like It’. Although Nia did not win the competition she was presented with a certificate and medal.

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to take part in, and I was very pleased that Nia reached the competition’s final and had opportunity to visit The Globe Theatre. This was a wonderful experience for her”.

English teacher, Ali Tinham, commented: “The six students who entered the competition worked really hard and learnt the monologues thoroughly. They all did themselves, and the school, proud when they performed in the first round hosted at AVS. It was brilliant to be able to take Nia down to London for the competition’s final; hopefully this will inspire other students to enter the competition next year.”

On Thursday 14th July, The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College held its annual awards evening which celebrated the success, and hard work, of over 100 high achieving students.   

During the well-attended event, the school’s highest achieving students were presented with an award recognising their hard work, commitment and academic success. Each of the school’s faculties and subject areas nominated two students from each year group to receive a subject award. The subject areas also selected one student, from any year group, to receive the overall subject award.

In addition, one high achieving student from each of the school’s Houses was selected by their Achievement Leader for an award. The outstanding students of the year were Vlada Mararu – Apollo, Christina Batchelor – Fortune, Daniel Akhmed – Garrick and Asrifa Altaf– Phoenix. Year 10, Fortune House, student Maisha Akand was selected by the school’s Headteacher for a special award, and Daniel Wilson was chosen to receive the Don O’Neill Award.

The students, who sat in front of proud parents, carers and family members, were presented with a medal by guest speaker Justice Williams, and received a certificate from the school’s Headteacher, Alison Davies and Co-chair of Governors, Janet Gilbert.

For this year’s awards evening the school invited, Justice Williams MBE, a multi-award-winning personal brand strategist, business coach and online course creator, who started her business with no money and built a 6-figure business within the first 12 months. In 2009 she became the youngest woman of Afro-Caribbean heritage to be honoured with an MBE by the Queen and was awarded Cosmopolitan Magazine's Most Inspiring Woman of the Year Award.

Achievement Leader Carole Labreize, who organised the awards evening’ said, “This was our first ‘in person’ awards evening, at which parents have been invited to attend, since 2019. It was wonderful to ‘get back to normal’ and see the school’s theatre full of students and their proud parents and carers.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher commented “Our annual awards evening is an event I am always proud of. We have so many students who work hard every day of the year and it’s lovely to see their effort and commitment to learning recognised. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and to our guest speaker, Justice Williams, for her inspiring talk. ”

On Friday 1st July, it was lovely to welcome back our Year 11 students for their prom. It was a wonderful evening which we hope the students enjoyed. 
To access the prom gallery click here. 

Over forty Year 10 students who study computing, ICT, business or media studies at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College recently visited London and took part in a range of visits and activities to support their learning.

The trip’s itinerary was designed to give students opportunity to see, in real life, what they are learning about in school. The visit included an animation workshop, the Museum of Brands, a retail tour around Regent Street, Savile Row and Carnaby Street, a visit to the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios.

The students also completed a river cruise along the Thames, did a walking tour around tech city, saw the new Jurassic Park film in 3D and the BFI IMAX cinema, and spent time in Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said: “This was a very busy trip, but one that the students will have benefited from. Having the opportunity to see and experience retail, businesses, technology and media in London will help the students to understand how what they learn about at school applies to the real world. For some of the students it was their first chance to visit the country’s capital which will have been a memorable experience for them.”

For further information, or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact Fiona Perks, Headteacher’s PA on 01788 542355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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