Why Vale of York is the right school for you!

Every year we hold an Open Evening to give prospective students and their families the opportunity to visit the school, meet staff and students. Sadly this year we were unable to invite visitors to come and see Vale of York Academy in person, but we were delighted to host a Virtual Open Evening instead.

There’s loads of useful information below from the evening if you would like to find out more about our wonderful school.

Open Evening presentation

Please also take a look at the following videos:

  • A taste of Vale of York Academy
  • Welcome from the Principal
  • Starting Year 7 at Vale of York Academy

Please take a look at your leisure!


And there’s more…

We know you’ll have lots of questions – choosing a secondary school for your child is such a huge decision for parents. So here’s a few more links to information which we think will help you make the right decision.

What do parents say?

We love to hear what our parents and carers think of our school and are always delighted to hear feedback

CLICK HERE to read a few quotes and testimonials

Our prospectus

Our prospectus is full of information about the academy, our curriculum and what it's like to be a student at Vale of York Academy

CLICK HERE to take a look

We are GOOD!

Vale of York Academy was inspected in November 2019 and we're thrilled the academy was rated GOOD by Ofsted in all areas

CLICK HERE to read the full report


If you have any questions regarding visiting the school, transition or indeed anything else to do with Vale of York Academy, please do not hesitate to email Rob Orr at or alternatively call the school directly.


Our after school sports timetable for this term! Lots going on so be sure not to miss out 👍…