Principal - Toby Eastaugh
Principal - Toby Eastaugh


Atlas Music Festival – Wednesday 27 September

The ATLAS festival will take place at Vale of York Academy in Clifton, York on Wednesday 27 September from 4.00-7.00pm.

All are welcome to come along and listen to a selection of live bands and solo artists from the academy (including our very own Mr Orr!) and the local community, whilst enjoying a barbecue, cake stalls, face-painting, a raffle, stalls and music workshops.

Some of York’s local community groups including Rock Church, Accessible Arts and Door 84 are also supporting the event by providing workshops and activities.

The festival is being held to raise money for students currently in Years 9 and 10 who have signed up to take part in the Moroccan expedition in 2019. Students will have the chance to learn about the Moroccan culture and climb Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains, as well as spending a week in a Moroccan school where they will help to build key infrastructures. The students will also teach English to some of the children and their parents. At the end of the trip, the students will have chance to explore Marrakech and hopefully even ride on a camel!

We’d like to encourage as many people to come along as possible – everyone is welcome, students, parents, extended families, members of the local community – the more the merrier.

The event will take place inside and out and will carry on regardless of the weather. 

Access to the festival will be via either the Water Lane or Rawcliffe Drive entrances and parking is available on site via the academy’s main entrance.

There is a suggested entrance fee of £1 per person, payable on the evening.

Further information is available from Mr Rampling who can be contacted by email: or on the main academy telephone number: 01904 560000.


Friday 24th June - city athletics semi finals and we took 46 talented pupils in all year groups and events! Team VOY did very well today with a good array of 🥇🥈🥉 Well done to all the pupils, you were totally awesome 😎 results to follow on Monday 🏆…