Ivel Valley School Post 16 curriculum is designed to celebrate success for all! We aim to develop in each student aspirations to succeed and achieve their best, while providing a foundation for lifelong learning.

In Key Stage 5 we aim to build on experience gained in Key Stage 4, extending the opportunities for the development of:

  • Student choice.
  • Student independent living.
  • Social skills.
  • Vocational and work related learning.

Students follow personalised and flexible learning programmes to support individual needs.

There are a range of opportunities available in Key Stage 5 in addition to the Curriculum, namely:

  • College link days at Bedford /North Herts College / Wheels-Vocational Multi skills programme.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze and Silver.
  • Access to an accredited course at Stratton School Farm in Land Based Studies.
  • NCS Programme which involves a residential visit (bi-annual).
  • Copelands and Northfields, both horticulture projects involving socialisation with local residents in the area.
  • Community programme working with The Rotary Club.
  • Extended work related opportunities / Individual work placements.
  • Ongoing Enterprise opportunities, eg. Catering for staff lunches, coffee shop (Chapter House), making celebratory gifts.
  • Jobs around school eg. Recycling, delivering stationery and the post.
  • Accessing and using public transport, travel training by bus and train and the opportunity to drive a car.
  • Increased community leisure opportunities eg, public swim and gym.
  • Hosting coffee mornings and organising fund raising events.