Well after a tumultuous few weeks of deliberations around how and what results our young people would receive I am delighted to be able to congratulate the Darwen Vale Class of 2020 on their amazing achievements. This year group have been faced with an unprecedented challenge. Before we had even heard of Covid19 this group of young people worked tremendously hard in lessons, at weekends and in their period 6 time to ensure that they were thoroughly prepared and they absolutely deserve their success. I hope parents and students get a chance to read the article in this section on Ffion Fox, our Head girl from 2018, who has just received her offer to study Law at Oxford. This is a great example of Vale’s growing reputation for academic excellence and should serve as inspiration for the current class of 2020 to build on their GCSE successes and go on to even greater achievements.