Principal - Toby Eastaugh
Principal - Toby Eastaugh



Welcome from the Principal

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.

As a secondary school which is smaller in size than many others in the city, we get to know and value each and every child, supporting them effectively throughout their time with us.

At Vale of York, each child benefits from a setting where everyone is valued as a unique individual. Our partnership with the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust and Manor Church of England Academy allows us to share and grow expertise, and retain a breadth of experience for all our children.

We are on a journey of rapid improvement and year on year, our outcomes are rising and our reputation is growing. We have become a school of choice and we’d love the opportunity to show you why.

Mr Toby Eastaugh

Welcome to Vale of York Academy

Watch our video to find out more about our school, our values, our ethos and vision for our young people.

“What I value the most is the way they have from day one adjusted things to fit my child’s needs, how they have come to know his nature and how to deal with him, they offer praise and recognition when deemed fit. The school has encouraged him and stood by him in difficult times. I am extremely happy with the school. And appreciate all they do for my son.”
Parent Survey (2022)