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Soar Valley College

Soar Valley College is an 11-16 co-educational comprehensive secondary school in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. It was designated a Maths and Computing specialist college in September 2004.

Soar Valley College
Address
Gleneagles Avenue

, ,
LE4 7GY

England
Coordinates52°39′36″N 1°06′24″W / 52.6600°N 1.1068°W / 52.6600; -1.1068Coordinates: 52°39′36″N 1°06′24″W / 52.6600°N 1.1068°W / 52.6600; -1.1068
Information
TypeCommunity school
MottoAspire, Enjoy, Achieve
Local authorityLeicester City Council
SpecialistMaths and Computing
Department for Education URN120286 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalJulie Robinson[1]
GenderMixed
Age range11-16
Enrolment1,413
Capacity1,456
Colour(s)Black and yellow         
Website

As part of the Building Schools for the Future initiative, the old building was demolished and turned into playing fields, and a new building was built on the previous playing fields at a cost of approximately £21.5 million.[citation needed] The school hosted the Special Olympics netball games in 2009 on their newly built netball courts, on the other side of the campus from the new building. It became co-educational in 2016 and has one acre of land.[citation needed]

Notable alumni

Criticism

In 2016, a religious education teacher who taught at the school for fifteen years was found guilty and banned from teaching after facing a professional conduct panel. He admitted to posting anti-Islamic messages on social media and attending a march organised by far-right group, Britain First, on multiple occasions. He also admitted to "allowing 12- and 13-year-old pupils to watch an 18-certificate film, accessing pornography on a school computer or laptopp, failing to take appropriate action when a pupil acknowledged taking drugs, and working as a security guard while on sick leave.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ "Principal's Welcome » Soar Valley College". www.soarvalley.leicester.sch.uk. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ Cobain, Ian (4 November 2016). "RE teacher who posted Islamophobic comments struck off". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Leicester RE teacher banned over anti-Islamic views". BBC News. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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