It is with great pride and pleasure that I introduce you to The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College (AVS). Our school provides a great learning community, where students, staff and parents work collaboratively to realise every student’s potential. Individually, and collectively, we are ‘Together on our Journey to Greatness’.

We believe that students should develop into strong role models who can contribute positively as outstanding citizens within the wider community. We also strive towards creating a culture of respect and consideration for others at AVS, so that students develop a strong moral compass. Everything that we do at the school is underpinned by our core values: doing our best, being proud of ourselves and our school, behaving well and being honest, showing respect and caring for each other and getting involved.

We deliver on our beliefs through providing a robust curriculum and high-quality teaching and learning focused around developing knowledge and skills, as well as creating opportunities for students to explore learning deeply through developing debate, problem solving, critical evaluation and communication skills. Alongside this our excellent pastoral programme is designed to allow further development of leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in readiness for future lives beyond school.

AVS has a strong track record of academic success and students are extremely well supported to progress into the next steps in their educational journey. Life at AVS however is about much more than strong academic performance. AVS students show real passion to go above and beyond in a wide variety of disciplines such as English, sport, drama, music, enterprise, science, technology and maths, to name but a few.

Our personalised approach and rich curricular and extracurricular offer make AVS a very special and positive place to learn. We really hope you choose to come on this journey with us, and look forward to welcoming you to AVS.

Blake Francis