Soar Valley College
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|Soar Valley College|
|Motto||Aspire, Enjoy, Achieve|
|Local authority||Leicester City Council|
|Specialist||Maths and Computing|
|Department for Education URN||120286 Tables|
|Colour(s)||Black and yellow|
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. 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.
- Parminder Nagra, actress
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.
- "Principal's Welcome » Soar Valley College". www.soarvalley.leicester.sch.uk. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
- Cobain, Ian (4 November 2016). "RE teacher who posted Islamophobic comments struck off". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- "Leicester RE teacher banned over anti-Islamic views". BBC News. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2018.