Waverley Studio College is committed to ‘learning through diversity’ and the development of a strong ethos where everyone in the college community respects one another and supports the work of the college. Waverley College values diversity and seeks to give everyone in the college an equal chance to learn, work and live, free from the action, or fear, of racism, discrimination, or prejudice. We are further committed to the development of cohesive communities and prevention of extremism and radicalisation both within our college’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. By our actions we will work together to develop the potential of all pupils academically, socially, culturally and psychologically and to establish a community that is just and fair for all people who work at or visit Waverley College. Promoting a culture of learning through diversity is driven by our core college values of: Humanity Equality Aspiration Respect

Humanity – We will foster an understanding of human values and attitudes, past and present and how society is organised, develops and changes. Enabling all pupils to succeed in a Global and British society.

Equality – That we ensure that there is an equality of opportunity for individuals, pupils, parents, teachers, and the college community. At Waverley we value the diversity of the college community and respect the individuality of each person.

Aspiration – Our Pupils are the citizens of tomorrow. Our pupils will be able to be successful anytime, anywhere, any place. That we celebrate in the achievements of all the colleges communities showing the excellence from all faiths, cultures and genders.

Respect – At Waverley we intend to create an environment which allows all learners to flourish by encouraging mutual respect for each other and respect for ‘learning’. At Waverley we value the diversity of the college community and respect the individuality of each person.

Timings of the day


08:40 – 09:00 Form Group    
09:00 – 10:00 Period 1    
10:00 – 11:00 Period 2    
11:00 – 11:15 Break    
11:15 – 12.15 Period 3    
12:15 – 13:15 Period 4    
13:15 – 13:45 Lunch    
13:45 – 14.45 Period 5    
14.45 – 15:45 Period 6    
15:45 – 16:45 Enrichment/Extension    

School Year 2017 – 2018

Autumn Term 2017

Term Starts: Tuesday 5 September 2017

Half Term: Monday 23 October 2017 to Friday 27 October 2017

Term Ends: Friday 22 December 2017


Spring Term 2018

Term Starts: Monday 8 January 2018

Half Term: Monday 19 February 2018 to Friday 23 February 2018

Term Ends: Thursday 29 March 2018


Summer Term 2018

Term Starts: Monday 16 April 2018

Half Term: Monday 28 May 2018 to Friday 1 June 2018

Term Ends: Tuesday 24 July 2018


INSET DAYS (School closed to students):

Mon 4 September 2017

+ 2 days TBC

Mon23 July 2017

Tue 24 July 2017

Behaviour and Expectations

At Waverley Studio College we value good behaviour in the classroom and elsewhere to promote the school as a learning community and to ensure that classrooms are safe and effective learning environments.

The highest regard is given to the quality of relationships between staff and pupils. At Waverley Studio College we seek to develop independent and autonomous young people who are self-disciplined and who are able to self – regulate and manage their behaviour. We aim for Waverley Studio students to take responsibility for their actions and for the school to be a physically and emotionally safe place for pupils
to develop.

  • Creating a stimulating, pleasant and collaborative learning environment;
  • A commitment to creating the school as a focus of a learning community, helping people learn;
  • Creating opportunities for everyone – broadening and widening horizons;
  • Keeping ahead of initiatives, making them work for us;
  • Being able to leave Waverley, to be successful anytime, anyplace and anywhere;

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Waverley Studio College opened in September 2013 to support young people aged 14 – 19 to develop the skills they will need to gain employment or to progress to further study. Waverley Studio College aims to address a current skills shortage amongst young people in Health, Creative Technology and Enterprise. Our aim is to support young people to find out more about the world of work and gain the skills which prepare them for successful future careers in our specialist sectors. The admissions process for the Studio School is compliant with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code, February 2012. This includes criteria for prioritising places if the school is oversubscribed. The trust will also be responsible for the arranging and provision for any appeal against a refusal of a place in the school.

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