Admissions

Deciding which secondary school to send your child to is a huge decision and one which must be taken relatively early on, whether your child is in Year 6 or if you have recently moved to the area. In order to help you make the decision whether The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College is right for you, we invite all parents of, and students in, Year 6 to visit us for our Open Evening held at the very start of Year 6. If you are not able to make Open Evening we can arrange visits at another time convenient to you.

We are proud of our ability to cater for each student as an individual and we have an excellent record of meeting a wide variety of academic and social needs, ensuring all students are pushed to reach the highest possible academic achievements from the outset through to when they leave us at age 16. The Avon Valley School also places great value in encouraging all students to participate in the many social, cultural and sporting clubs, performances and activities that we offer. We believe that this encourages good social skills and the development of lifelong learners.

All applications for a place at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College must be made via Warwickshire County Council. To find our more about applying for a place at a secondary school in Warwickshire click here.

Aptitude for Performing Arts Admissions

The Avon Valley School school is designated as a having a specialism in the Performing Arts. Therefore, up to 22 places will be available to children who demonstrate aptitude in a selection process to be conducted at the school in September 2017.

To qualify for one of the 22 places, children must achieve a minimum standard in the selection process.

  • Should fewer than 22 children apply for these places, or achieve the minimum standard, the unfilled places will be allocated in accordance with the standard admissions criteria.
  • In the event of equal ranking, places will be allocated in accordance with the distance criterion
  • If a child is not allocated one of the 22 specialist places, the application will still be considered in accordance with the school’s admission criteria.
  • An applicant for a place under The Avon Valley School’s Performing Arts Aptitude Selection Process will be required to attend the selection process at the school. The results of this selection process will determine the offer of places under criterion 3 of the over subscription criteria.
  • The Avon Valley School’s Performing Arts Aptitude Selection Process will be administered on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of Avon Valley School’s Performing Arts Aptitude Selection Process in writing before 16th October 2017.

Applications to sit the test must be made by Monday 25th September 2017, using the application form which is available on the Performing Arts specialism page.

NB: Parents who apply for their child to sit the aptitude test are still required to make an application for the school using the Warwickshire preference form.PA Web Flyer