Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @AliceR_FF: Happy Easter break 🐣 don’t forget you can head to whilst you’re off school to sign up for @NCS ☀️ #N2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyHuge thank you to Mr Bailey! We wish him all the best for his next steps in his career! Have a wonderful Easter to our students, staff, governors, parents and our school community! Happy Easter 🐣 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyOutstanding work today from 3 of our year 7s who have raised £60 from a bake sale to raise funds for Stimul8. We are really impressed with their efforts and what a nice sum of money to hand to support the charity! Well done girls 👍 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @valeofyorkcomco: Plenty on offer in the local area for you to do over Easter, including these great opportunities from @YorkKnightsRLFC2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyLast day of term today as we break up for Easter! School closes today at 12.15pm but will be open for year 11 specific revision sessions during the 2 weeks! School restarts at 8.45 on Monday 29th April! weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyCracking evening walk tonight with these year 10 students! Group 2 on their second walk! Gorgeous weather for us in Osmotherley making it a really nice 10km walk 👍 students has excellent fitness and navigation! Soon will be their practice Dofe weekend 😁🏕 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @DofE: Wondering what’s in your store for your #DofE expedition? To give you a flavour of what you’ll be doing, check out this vlog from…2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @YCFCFoundation: 🔵 Easter Holiday Courses 🔴 Our famous Holiday Courses are now 7 days away. Make sure you get your child booked on befo…2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @yckfoundation: Girls from across the City of York and N. Yorks are invited to sign up to the @YorkKnightsRLFC Excel player development…2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyThis will be our expedition leader who will be with us at all times in Morocco! The challenge is set high for July! As Matt says, Really important to keep up your fitness! This Easter get out walking 😁 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary
Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary


Our Curriculum

The curriculum at Vale of York is key to the development of the whole child. Whilst each child covers subjects as listed below, the essential thread throughout each lesson every day is to stretch, challenge and enthuse each child so as to give their very best and develop a passion for future life.

As a small school, each child is truly known and often individually tailored programmes are developed to maximise a child’s individual potential.

Beyond the classroom pupils experience wider opportunities through taking part in numerous extra curricula activities, enrichment days, community events, school performances and trips both at home and abroad.

“Some teachers taught the curriculum today.
Other teachers taught students today.
And there’s a big difference.”

Curriculum aims:
  • To offer all students a broad, balanced and rich experience which will equip them to succeed in a rapidly changing world
  • To create the conditions in which all students can grow and develop resilience and creativity
  • To develop thoughtful, responsible, informed members of the local, national and international community
Promoting British values:

In our curriculum we aim to encourage students to understand the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of people of all faiths, races and cultures. We help students to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its laws.

Through our PSCHE programme, students are encouraged to:

  • develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • distinguish right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in our community and society more widely;
  • acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • advocate tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions and acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • respect other people; and
  • respect democracy, support participation in the democratic processes and respect the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

Additionally, through our PSCHE programme and in religious studies, history, geography, English and modern languages, students are taught to:

  • understand  how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • appreciate that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  • understand that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
  • understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  • accept that other people having different faiths or beliefs to themselves (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  • understand the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
Key Stage 3 – Year 7 & 8

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to build on the learning experiences that children had in their primary schools.  In addition to learning the specialised subject knowledge required to progress through secondary education, students have the chance to develop learning and thinking skills and subject specific skills. We ensure our Key Stage 3 curriculum allows time for creativity both in individual subjects and across the curriculum while providing a broad and balanced education.

Key Stage 4 – Year 9-11

Pathways are introduced at Key Stage 4 to ensure that students continue to follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is suited to their individual needs.  We want every student to finish Year 11 with a complete set of Level 2 qualifications to take them on to their next stage whether this is employment, training or Post 16 study.  To give all students the greatest chance of success, we offer three pathways and students can opt for the traditional academic route or a more applied or vocational course. In addition to this pupils get the opportunity to study alongside pupils at Manor C E Academy as part of the shared curriculum offer at key stage 4.

To view the Vale of York subjects and hours, click here


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