Principal - Gill Mills
Principal - Gill Mills


Always giving the


Our students are proud of our school and
pleased by the choice they have made.

Always giving the


Our students find their lessons fulfilling, engaging and
understand the worth of being known by all the staff.

Always giving the


We will not rest until we are certain every child is
able to achieve and flourish to their very best.

Always giving the


We pride ourselves on the strong collaboration
between parents and the school.

Year 11 Exam Results Day - Thursday 22nd August 2024

Please come to reception and go to the library for your results from 9am to 11am.

I am delighted to welcome you to the Vale of York Academy website. 

Here at Vale of York, our ethos is ‘Always giving the best’. Our ambition is that all our learners should experience “Life in all its fullness” and that we provide “a place to thrive” through our core values of kindness, respect and teamwork. We believe that our core purpose as an academy is to prepare our students for life after secondary education, by ensuring that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead successful lives. We want our learners to make a positive contribution to our local community and beyond. Vale of York is a vibrant school, full of opportunity and high expectation for all. 

At Vale of York, each student benefits from a setting where everyone is valued as a unique individual. We work in partnership with the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust, which allows us to share and grow expertise, and offer a breadth of experience for all our children. We believe in the power of positive relationships and work hard to maintain a culture of kindness and inclusivity.

Gill Mills – Principal

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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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    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.