Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat evening at @Door84YouthClub with York Rotary Club to collect a £500 cheque for our Morocco 🇲🇦 2019 venture! Our two amazing students collecting the cheque! Big thanks to the rotary for all their support 👍 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyAnother outstanding event here at the vale of York tonight! The primary students all performed really well and our sports leaders as ever were mint! Thank you for their time and efforts - super proud of what we can do to support the community. days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyReally pleased you had a great day! We’re very proud of our active girl leaders - they are ace!! @BoothamSchool days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExcellent work today by Miss Plowmans year 7 maths class - making their own customised pizza according to the fractions of each topping. They started with the blue post it notes and ended in the yellows :) Really impressed - well done all :) days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat rewards event today for all students who havent had a homework code all half term! Big thanks to the army for running the event and Mr Kumar for putting it all together. Next half terms reward focus is around lateness - ice creams at end of term! Well done to all 😁 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyThanks Rachel for organising a great event for our leaders to be a part of! They had a great day 👍 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @vale_yorkdofepe: Good opportunity for our students! Don’t miss out 👍 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyVery proud of our excellent Girl Active Leaders who are out today to support with the local Cricket festival :) Well done ladies!! days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @KarenGarnett4: A huge thank you to Mr Rampimg and your team of volunteers. Amazing! 🥉🥈🥇🌟🌟🌟 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