Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGold Dofe assessment! Summer not started yet for these students and staff but what a way to start it! Heading out tonight ahead of tomorrow starting their 4 days! After this they will be Gold awardees and it will be the palace next :) proud of these guys! BRING IT ON!! 👍 https://t.co/DtCwnDITcu20 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademySchools out for summer! A fantastic last day of term with rewards assemblies and goodbyes to staff! Enjoy every second of this 6 weeks as it will fly by! A huge thank you to students, parents and staff for their dedication this year! 2018-2019 set to bring even greater things!🌞 https://t.co/LQnLjuuKxR2 days ago
We are well aware of the possible worries linked to moving up to secondary school.
To alleviate anxieties, we have a planned programme, worked out in consultation with our partner primary schools. As well as developing stronger links between the schools through teacher visits and meetings to discuss the curriculum, we invite all of our potential students to join us for various events in school. We also run two open weeks during the school year, one for Year 6 parents and students during September / October and one for Year 5 parents and students in June / July. This gives a view of the school in action.
We also sustain strong links with our partner primary schools. Our facilities,for example our Technology rooms, the Astro Turf and our music equipment, are available to partner schools. Our staff also host master classes for students throughout the school year. This is a great aid to the ‘familiarisation’ process.