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Key Information

Our school includes a Speech and Language Centre which is tier 4 provision; the results of their assessments are included in our mainstream published data.  Our own school data reflects the performance of the mainstream pupils.

Please find below important documents and information about our school.



Data Protection Act/GDPR 2016


1st May 2018



Following new Government regulations (called GDPR) about how we keep information, it is a legal requirement for all schools to seek consent from all our parents/carers about the information we hold about your child. Consent previously given on educational visits and use of plasters/antiseptic wipes remain the same.


We have sent out a letter today to all parents asking you to consent to a range of data being held by Victoria Community School. A copy of this letter can be found in the ‘letters to parents’ section of this website or by coming to either school office.   If you would like to discuss this before giving consent, please come to the school office to make an appointment.


The form attached to the letter MUST be returned to your child’s class by Friday 11th May 2018.


Our privacy notice which details our responsibilities regarding data protection, is displayed in our school entrances at the Nursery, the Victoria Road site and the Orchard site and is available on this website too. Again, paper copies can be requested from either school office.


Data Protection Policy can be seen by clicking on the following link



or by heading to the policies section of the website.


Data Protection Notices

Mission Statement

Our Vision

Promoting British Values


At Victoria Community School we aim to prepare our students to become good citizens of the future.  Through our curriculum we teach pupils British values and how to celebrate diversity.  We aim to raise their awareness of radicalisation and extremist views, whatever the source.  We have adopted the principles and advice found in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015' and the 2011 'Prevent Strategy'.  These are incorporated into our school policy on tackling extremism.

School Development Plan 2016-2017

Ofsted School Inspection Reports

Requests for Paper Copies


Requests can be made for copies of our school policies.  Any requests will be dealt with within 48 hours and may be subject to a charge for printing costs.

School Uniform


All uniform and bags can be purchased from Clothing4.com either by visiting their shop on Anglesey Road, Burton upon Trent or online.  Please note online orders will incur a delivery charge. 


Alternatively directly from Tesco.com who continue to stock uniform apart from PE clothing.  There is no minimum quantity on your order and free returns if required.  Each time an order is placed for our school, we will receive a 5% cash donation and parents will also benefit from earning Tesco Clubcard points. 


How to order from Tesco

  1. Go to tesco.com/ues
  2. Type Victoria Community School in to the search box and select our school name from the list.  You will then see all of the customised items you can buy.
  3. Choose the quantity and sizes you’d like and add them to your basket.
  4. Pay easily with a debit or credit card at the checkout
  5. Your embroidered items will be delivered within 28 days (14 days if ordered between November - May).


Application for Admission


Our Admissions and Attendance Officer, Mrs Mehmood, is available every morning to help you with the admission process at Victoria Community School.  We have bilingual staff available to help if required (Punjabi and Polish).


If you would like to make an appointment to view the school and/or help with completing your admission form please telephone the school and ask to see Mrs Mehmood.


Applications for Primary School


The quickest and easiest way is to apply online from a PC or laptop.  You can apply online from 1st November 2018 and application must be made by 15th January 2019  Please note you must apply for a place even if you have an older child already attending school. 


Online applicants will receive their offer via email on 16 April 2019


The following link will take you to admissions on the Staffordshire County Council website where you can find more information and the link to make an online application:




For information:


Secondary/High School

Open: Monday 3 September 2018
Closed: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Offer day: Friday 1 March 2019


Primary school

Open: Thursday 1 November 2018
Closed: Wednesday 15 January 2019 
Offer day: Tuesday 16 April 2019


Middle school

Open: Thursday 1 November 2018
Closed: Monday 15 January 2019 
Offer day: Tuesday 16 April 2019


Nursery School 

Staffordshire County Council no longer administers the application process for Nursery.  Please contact the school office directly to make application to our Nursery.