Statutory Information

This page provides information and/or links to information which we are required to publish by law.​ If you require a paper version of any of this any other information on this website please do not hesitate to contact us. This service is provided free of charge.

This school is a member of the Nova Education Trust.

School NameMelton Vale Sixth Form College
Postal addressBurton Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1DN
Telephone No.01664 504750
Enquiries contact nameMiss Samantha Newark
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMs Kirstie Johnson
Name of Executive HeadteacherMs Sandy Paley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMr John Walker
Name of SENDCoMs Kirstie Johnson (Acting)
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admissions Arrangements for September 2020
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admissions Arrangements for September 2021
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Admissions Arrangements for September 2022
Exclusions arrangementsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
Most recent OFSTED reportThere is no OFSTED report available at the present time

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the link attached to DFE school performance information

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.


16-19 Qualifications on offer
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements MV16 offers a wide variety of A-Level courses, ranging from the traditional facilitating subjects to courses not normally available in secondary school. In addition we offer a small number Level 3 BTEC courses. We have over 30 courses on offer and the flexibility to combine almost any subjects. Choosing subjects to study post 16 is both exciting and demanding. We place great emphasis on pre-course guidance and the college is committed to ensuring that all students start on the course that is right for them.
Our curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure it meets a range of progression pathways based on the individual aims and aspirations of students.
Our aspirations and expectations are extremely high which have led to a number of places Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities. We are proud of our partnerships with local and national HE institutions and employers who provide a range of pathways for students who wish to follow either an academic or degree apprenticeship pathway as part of their next phase of learning.
Support for learning and success extends far beyond the classroom. Built into the working week are opportunities for independent study and enrichment activities along with time to meet with a dedicated team of academic tutors. At MV16 students benefit from their own personal tutor who will monitor their progress, achievement and approach to learning on a regular basis offering one-to-one support.
The college prides itself on offering specialist A-Level teaching combining education with a wide and varied range of enrichment and curriculum opportunities that give you the very best education and preparation for further study at university or application for higher apprenticeships. The working day starts at 8.50 am and finishes at 3.30 pm Monday–Friday. However, most students make the use of the extended working hours with the college being open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosOne of our greatest strengths is the positive ethos and culture that has been created at MV16 together with our outstanding facilities. Our ethos and approach to learning is frequently commented on by visitors to the college. At MV16 we believe that people make a college and the positive relationships between students and staff are highly reflective of this.
Our aim is to fully develop students’ skills, values and interests beyond the classroom, so they develop as articulate and confident young people. We provide an extensive extra-curricular programme with high levels of engagement from the majority of our students.
Nothing is more important than enriching young people’s lives and we pride ourselves at MV16 with the wide variety of opportunities we can offer our students in conjunction with their academic study.
We care deeply about our students and staff and expect everyone to work hard and be kind.
Behaviour Policy
Safeguarding/Child protection
Safeguarding: Remote Learning PolicyRemote Learning Strategy January 2021
Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer AbusePeer on Peer Abuse Policy November 2020
Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policy
First Aid Policy
Complaints policy
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
SEND Policy
Publication SchemeThe Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions Policy

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearMelton Vale Sixth Form College SEND report -see linked document

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsMelton Vale Sixth Form College Accessibility Statement - see linked document

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesMV16 Equality Objectives 2020-2023

Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality, inclusivity and tackle disadvantages.

We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Our Equality Objectives are:

• To improve the progress and attainment of SEND pupils.

• To promote mental health and wellbeing in students with protected characteristics.

• To narrow the gap in attendance for pupils with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, by fostering good relationships with parents and carers and seeking to understand the barriers to good attendance.

• To increase the extent to which all pupils, including in particular those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, feel valued and confident, and in consequence more likely to achieve their potential.

• To narrow the gap between vulnerable groups of pupils and other pupils in access to homework support provision, and in this way to reduce or remove inequalities in attainment throughout the school, particularly inequalities relating to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act.

• To ensure that the staff are aware of current legislation surrounding Equality, Diversity and Disability and their responsibilities.
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy StatementWhether you are opting to go to university or considering a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, post 18 advice and guidance at MV16 is plentiful. Students benefit from extensive and experienced support with the UCAS process including preparation for Oxbridge, Russell Group universities and specialised courses such as Veterinary and Medicine. In addition, access to master classes through our partnership universities is promoted along with residential masterclasses such as Villiers Park, Cambridge University and Oxford University. Opportunities to attend open days and higher education fairs are actively promoted. In addition, students will have a close working relationship with our own personal careers adviser who offers high quality, impartial advice and guidance for higher level studies and/ or their chosen career.
Careers guidance starts as early as the application process in Year 11. Through a series of assemblies, open events, taster days and where necessary one to one interviews, students are guided onto A level courses which best suit their aspirations. MV16 liaise with local secondary schools to ensure students are aware of post 16 and post 18 pathways at the college.
Careers guidance is bespoke and tailored to the individual MV16. Opportunities for support are plentiful with advice given by an experienced and dedicated careers team.
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.

The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please see the attached document for full details.
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Annual accountsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Business and pecuniary interestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance arrangements
Trust annual reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.

School Governor Information

Names of Governors of the Local Governing BodyMr John Walker (Chair)
Victoria Davies
Nina Radford
Karen Strachan
Meeting Attendance
Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools (Previous Academic Year)The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the previous academic year are available to download here.

Trust Governor Information

Names of Trustees/DirectorsMr Richard Flewitt (Interim Chair)
Mrs Janice White
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mrs Margaret Monckton
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munroe
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
Terms and conditions of website useThe use of this website is subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined below. By accessing and browsing this website the user automatically accepts these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change and amend these Terms and Conditions without notification.

The content of this school website is provided as an information service to users only. The content is relevant to the individual school and does not necessarily relate to other schools within the Trust.

The school has endeavoured to provide correct and relevant information but there may be factual inaccuracies, typographical mistakes or technical errors. If a user identifies any factual inaccuracies, typographical mistakes or technical errors please feel free to contact the school in the first instance.

No liability for factual inaccuracies, typographical mistakes or technical errors on this site are accepted by the Trust or school within law. The Trust and school fully reserve the right to make changes, amendments and corrections at any time, without notice.

Any material (text, images, graphics, UIs, system processes) contained within this website may not be downloaded, reproduced or replicated in any way without the express permission of the Nova Education Trust.

The school and Trust does not take responsibility for the content of hyper-links provided on this website in good faith. The Trust and School does not endorse or validate the content, views or opinions (implicit or explicit) stated in sites hyper-linked, mentioned or referenced on this website. If a user has any concerns regarding the content of sites hyper-linked, mentioned or referenced on this website please contact the school in the first instance.

This website, its content and associated Trust and school branding is copyright of the Nova Education Trust 2017.
Cookie policyThis website does not create, use or store cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our school website. Google Analytics stores information about:

• how you got to the site
• what you click on while you’re visiting the site
• how long you spend on the site
• how long you spend on each link page you click through to
• what you click on once at the page you’ve clicked through to

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

Privacy and keeping your data secure

We also hold and store personal information if a website user submits information on any of our contact, enquiry or application forms. The content submitted on the form is stored on our servers and we won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your information to the appropriate authorities if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.

Further information

If you have any further questions about our Cookie, Web Analysis or Privacy processes please contact your school office in the first instance.
Trading disclosuresNova Education Trust
Company Number 07635510

A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.

Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU.

September 2021


View the calendar in full

Latest News

View more news stories