RSE Policy Consultation

We are in the process of reviewing our RSE policy and as part of this we have a duty to consult with parents/carers.

Please click here to view the draft policy which is due to come into effect from 1st September 2024. Please note that it is possible that there will be changes to statutory requirements and we will inform parents if the policy needs to change in response to these.

If you have any comments and suggestions please let us know by August 22nd so that these can be considered in advance of the new school year.

Activities Week

Week beginning 15.6.24 will be our end of year activities week:

Tuesday 16th July – Rounders tournament
Wednesday 17th July – History trip to Imperial War Museum
Thursday 18th July –  Theatre trip
Friday 19th July – Sports day

Completed consent forms need to be returned to participate on the off-site trips and any students failing to do so will complete supervised activities in school.

Half Term GCSE Revision Day

Our year 11 students are invited to join us for a revision day on Thursday 30th May from 11am-3pm. Staff will offer revision sessions and will be available to support students to prepare for their GCSE exams. All of our year 11 students are welcome, including those that will be taking their exams back at their referring school. Everyone who attends for the full day will receive a free Nando’s!

Support with Behaviour

We would like to make parents and carers aware of a free resource to help you with your child’s behaviour. offers information, podcasts and videos covering a wide range of issues. It is free to sign up to an account. For more details or to sign up for an account click here.

Operation Encompass

We are an Operation Encompass school. Operation Encompass is a national scheme that operates between the police and schools offering support to children affected by domestic abuse. Please see attached a letter for parents/carers.

Operation Encompass Letter


It is the time of year when many students are coming down with minor seasonal illnesses. With a few exceptions, if your child is well enough to attend, it is expected that that will attend school. Please click on the link below to find out more about the reasons that attendance is important and the systems in place at our school.

MVLA Attendance

If you are unsure whether your child should attend, please phone us on 0161 2250567 and we can discuss this with you.

Policy Update

Please find a letter attached regarding a minor update to our SRE Policy:

SRE letter

Information for Parents/Carers about Reading

We are able to provide support for parents/carers with helping their child to read and to develop a love of reading. If your child attends MVLA and you would like advice or guidance about how to support your child, please get in touch with school and we will do all we can to help.

Please click here to download a leaflet about how to help your child with reading. If you would prefer a hard copy, please let us know and we will provide this.

We teach an alternative curriculum to young people who are finding it difficult to manage in a mainstream setting.

We aim to provide high quality education and pastoral care to pupils who struggle within the mainstream education system. We work with pupils on a one to one basis or in small groups. We work with families, schools and other agencies to promote effective inclusion of all students, to ensure they achieve their full potential and, where possible, return to mainstream schools.

Our teachers are experienced in dealing with students who struggle to manage their behaviour. We offer specialised support for students with special educational needs or who speak English as an additional language.  All staff possesses an enhanced DBS disclosure and the qualifications and experience required to fulfil their role.


We will create and provide various opportunities for pupils to achieve their goals.


At MVLA our students will learn to develop their self esteem and become confident individuals.


We aim to work in partnership with schools, parents/carers and other professionals.

Our Mission Statement

MVLA recognises that each student is an individual. We provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for our learners to achieve their full potential – educationally, socially and emotionally.

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