Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyMeet the Senior Leaders: Your chance to bring things to our attention, from 4-6pm in the Library. We look forward to seeing you!12 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyParents, don't forget the No Tech for Breck parent workshop tomorrow at 7pm, with @LorinLaFave of @thebreckfound. https://t.co/QKbUgydMtM https://t.co/YVP0RSMnsz1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@katielou9319 That's fine, it's a drop-in session so whatever works for you. Look forward to meeting you!1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @thebreckfound: We are looking forward to meeting you all @ValeYorkAcademy - together we can share the lessons with YP & learn how to #P1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@katielou9319 Hi @katielou9319, we'd love to chat to you about this. Can you make it to the 'Meet the SLT' session on Tues 26 Sept, 4-6pm?1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGeography field trip to Malham leaves at 8.30. Year 11 don't be late!2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@LorinLaFave @thebreckfound Really looking forward to welcoming you to Vale of York.3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyNo Tech for Breck parent workshop, 7pm on 26 Sept, with @LorinLaFave of @thebreckfound. All parents welcome.3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyOnly 4 days away - live music & acts, BBQ food, hot & cold drinks, lots of stalls, @Door84YouthClub @aamedia_org_uk @RockChurch (27th Sept) https://t.co/y2lFBRYzRD3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyMeet the Senior Leaders: Your chance to bring things to our attention, from 4-6pm in the Library on 26 Sept. We look forward to seeing you!4 days ago
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Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

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Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website.

Entrusting the care of your child to others is one of the most important decision you can make. Thank you for considering our school in this time of change. Students attending Vale of York Academy are proud of the school are pleased by the choice they have made. They find their lessons fulfilling and engaging and understand the worth of being known by all the staff, challenged and supported. We pride ourselves on the strong collaboration between parents and the school and will not rest until we are certain every child is able to achieve and flourish to their very best.

In 1941, the former Canon Lee School opened on the “periphery” of York as a flagship community school; one of the first in the area to have specifically pre-designed Science labs and Technology labs. The design was such that it was at the forefront of innovation, challenge and aspiration. Many changes have taken place since then. In January 2017, we entered an exciting new era as Vale of York Academy, a sponsored academy under the Hope Learning Trust: with a change in leadership, a change of uniform, and a new school ethos. “Always giving the best”

The partnership with Hope Learning Trust and importantly with Manor Church of England Academy is significant as it is unique to the schools in York. No other Multi Academy Trust exists as yet in York that gives scope for two secondary schools to work in collaboration. By joining our school, your child gets the best of both worlds. Vale of York is a small school with less than 150 pupils in each year. This means your child can truly be known as a unique individual by each and every one of our dedicated and committed staff, many of whom have been recently appointed from Outstanding schools; but at the same time they will reap the benefits of being a sister school to Manor – one of the most successful schools in the City of York.

Although I am new to the school this academic year, I have over a decade of experience on Senior Leadership Teams in Outstanding schools and know what it takes to ensure each child flourishes and achieves their very best. I consider it a true privilege to lead this school in the time ahead and ensure it returns to its former status of leading in innovation and success within the City of York.

“Your destination is only determined by the limit of your dreams”

Mrs H Dowds

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Meet the Senior Leaders: Your chance to bring things to our attention, from 4-6pm in the Library. We look forward to seeing you!