Principal - Toby Eastaugh
Principal - Toby Eastaugh


Always giving the best

As Principal of Vale of York Academy, I am delighted to introduce you to our school.

Our motto is ‘Always giving the best’. Our aim is for our students to be the best they can be, to flourish academically, develop into responsible, resilient young people who will succeed and make a positive contribution to our community.

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Inspiring young people to believe in themselves and work hard

Sharing expertise and best practice and driving change within the Trust

Give each child the chance to carve out their own pathway towards achieving their goals

Ensuring our governors are trained and equipped to the highest standards

Contributing to making society a better place

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Careers with Hope Sentamu

Working within the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust provides numerous opportunities to work with partners, develop skills, share best practice and contribute to establishing environments where young people can thrive. We are there to challenge but most importantly support each other.

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    Vale of York has surpassed our expectations this year (and they were already high). We are glad that our daughter chose to attend a school with such a caring and personalised ethos.

    Parent | Year 8 Student
    The partnership with Hope Sentamu 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 this area that gives scope for two secondary schools to work in collaboration.

    Toby Eastaugh | Principal, Vale of York Academy
    Hope Sentamu Learning Trust presents opportunities and expectations that promote success. In a world of turmoil we are able to offer schools the opportunity to concentrate on teaching and learning, providing you with peace of mind as we look after everything else.

    Helen Winn | CEO Hope Sentamu Learning Trust
    Over the last two years the school has improved significantly. School leaders, with the support from the trust, have improved every area of the school.