The Aylesbury Vale Academy is a Church of England Academy sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford with a strong sense of purpose and achievement based upon faith, respect, equality, aspiration, creativity and service.
Here are some of the comments made by Ofsted, students currently at AVA and prospective parents.
There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils’ conduct is calm and orderly. (Oftsed 2019)
The school is well led and managed. (Oftsed 2019)
Primary and secondary teachers know their classes very well. (Oftsed 2019)
Strong leadership in early years ensure that children get off to a flying start to their primary education. (Oftsed 2019)
"We believe that Aylesbury Vale Academy will create an achievement climate where our daughter can be an active participant in their learning and have opportunities to flourish. We believe that AVA is an outstanding school where our daughter can hone her ability and potential. AVA will help our daughter to be disciplined, organised, meet deadlines and work towards her targets. We strongly believe that our daughter will be equipped for life in a demanding and a fast-changing world. We believe that AVA is equipped with dedicated and extremely hard-working teachers ensuring that students gain excellent exam results at all levels." (Prospective Year 7 Parent).
"My son was extremely impressed by the school when we attended the open evening. He felt really at home in the school and as a parent, I feel this school will offer my son a happy and supportive environment for him to continue to learn and fulfil his full potential. He knows children who already attend the school and has heard very positive feedback." (Prospective Year 7 Parent).
"My son was blown away with the science department. Of all the schools visited, it was the only school, which made my dyspraxic son, go, 'Wahoo!' In his mission to become a marine biologist, I believe that the AVA is the best place for my only son. The staff were fantastic and my son was completely engaged. The Christian ethos in the school is important to us." (Prospective Year 7 Parent).
"I made this choice because my daughter is very good at performing arts and this school has an exceptional drama, dance and music department. The teachers are lovely and friendly and the atmosphere is very positive. My daughter felt really happy when we went to visit it." (Prospective Year 7 Parent)
"I've just returned home from an evening at the Waterside theatre, where I went to watch my daughter alongside other AVA students perform in tonight's Energize concert. I wanted to send an email to you to simply say WOW! What a brilliant way to open a show. The talent oozed out of the students and I certainly felt proud that we were part of the Academy showcasing themselves in front of the town. Keep up the hard work, AVA is definitely on the up and you will always have my support."
"My favourite thing about lessons in AVA is that the teachers try to help you as much as possible."
"My favourite things about the lessons is that they are fun and interesting and a good learning environment for me to develop my skills."
"I like the way the lessons are planned; it helps me to learn and progress in the subject we are studying. The teachers are understanding and obviously care for our education and that is something I am truly grateful for."
"At AVA the lessons are helpful and help me build a good foundation for the future .The teachers are caring and nice and I love being in classes with my friends so we can learn together."
"The things I like about AVA is that if there is a problem there is always a teacher that you can go to. When I was bullied teachers sorted it out straight away."