Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat result from our year 9 football team tonight! 7-1 against Bootham! Excellent effort boys!! ⚽️8 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWhy wouldn’t you want to take part in Dofe! Stories to tell for a lifetime 👍 great night tonight - thanks guys 😁 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGroup 2 evening walk! Top bunch of students - going to be a great year group for Dofe this year 👍 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGroup 2 Dofe evening walk! Monday 25th March and what a great night 😁 we practiced first aid, walked 7km and saw the donkey! Great map reading and compass work from the group - looking forward to their next walk ⁦@DofE⁩ ⁦@valeofyorkcomco⁩ hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExcellent morning yesterday bag packing at Tesco Clifton Moor! All in aid of our Morocco 🇲🇦 2019 funds! Massive thanks to the community for their generosity, Tesco’s for their support and ace work from the students! £464.59 was raised in 4 hours - very pleased 👍 #thanks days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExceptionally proud of Eve in year 8 - she's been selected out of 83 to play the part of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz! This will be taking place at Joseph Rowntree theatre this summer with Quirky Youth Theatre 🎭 So well deserved - can’t wait to watch! days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @ValeYorkAcademy: We’re proud to present our spring concert on Tuesday 9th April. See our poster below for further details! It would be…4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGcse revision for year 9 mocks in 2 weeks! Name the bones, muscles, joints and movements within the body! Excellent retention from the class :) days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat way to start the day in PE today! Year 9 boot camp with Mr Orr and Mr Rampling! Excellent effort from all the students! days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGroup 1 evening walk - first aid and survival training at the top of the hill! And a very happy donkey to see us :) well done to the students involved last night 👍 days ago
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Careers and aspirations

We encourage our students to live by the Vale of York Academy motto of ‘Always giving the best.’

As a school, we are committed to enabling our students to do this by providing them with the very best opportunities during their time with us, but also by equipping them with as much information, advice and guidance about their future choices and progression routes as possible.

Our students have access to careers guidance and information from their first day with us in Year 7 until they move on to further education or training after their examinations in Year 11. In reality, it doesn’t always end there as we are very happy to help past students where we can too!

We have a team of people in school lead by Assistant Vice Principal, Mrs Hardy and outside of school too including the Prospects Service and City of York Council’s Careers Service. We also have a fully stocked careers library and can point you in the right direction when you’re looking online at the wealth of careers information out there.

Our careers guidance and information is impartial, confidential and always provided by a qualified careers adviser. And most importantly it is focussed on the individual student.

Careers Education Programme

All students will take part in a careers education programme which is part of the PSHE curriculum for Years 7 to 11 to help them to:

  • understand the future opportunities in education, training, and employment
  • develop the necessary skills to help them plan career progression
  • understand how and where to access information to help make informed decisions
  • be given the opportunity to give feedback to support the coordinator improve careers provision in the academy.

You can see the schedule for the full year here

Throughout the school year, we will provide a range of opportunities that can inspire, inform and encourage students to make important career choices including work experience, events, outside speakers and workshops.

Take a look around our Careers pages:

Careers advice and guidance

Post-16 education


Higher Education

Work experience

Careers Events


Who to contact


If you have any questions about our Careers programme please contact the careers lead Mrs Hardy, Assistant Vice Principal by telephone 01904 560000 or email