Principal - Toby Eastaugh
Principal - Toby Eastaugh


Open Evening 2023

Each year we hold an Open Evening to give prospective Vale of York Academy students and their families the opportunity to visit the school, meet staff and students and take the first steps to becoming part of our school community.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday 5 October, at 6.00 – 8.30pm.

Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers are warmly invited to attend and will have the opportunity to hear from the Principal, meet staff and current students, find out about the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities available and take a look around the school.

There is no need to book, please just come along on the evening.

Presentations from the Principal

Mr Toby Eastaugh, Principal, will give two talks during the evening, at 6.00pm and 7.00pm.

Unable to attend?

If you are unable to come along to the Open Evening, please don’t worry! You can take a a look at the following video, which will give you a flavour of our wonderful school:

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

City of York Council: Secondary School Applications

If you have any queries about the applications process, City of York Council have put together this useful video with information, dates and answers to common admissions questions. Check it out below.


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.