Yewlands Academy

Skip Navigation Linksdefault


A warm welcome to Yewlands Academy, a member of the outstanding Wakefield City Academies Trust.  I am proud and privileged to be Principal of this academy.  We enjoy lovely grounds, a state-of-the-art building, highly qualified and committed teachers and enthusiastic students .  Our high expectations for our students is matched by the support and resources necessary for them to achieve those aspirations.  Parents are valued partners in our work and are welcome to visit school by appointment, usually available on the same day. 

Susan Cousin

Click here for Mrs Cousin’s statement.

Congratulations to our Executive Headteacher, Alan Yellup on the award of an OBE for services to education.  Click here for Mr Yellup’s track record for school improvement.​

Contact details


Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan April 2014.pdf

news4.pngLatest news


​Hagg Farm

"Wow! What a weekend we had at Hagg Farm! We arrived after school on Friday 17 April and soon unpacked and got used to our new idyllic surroundings in the heart of the Peak District. After tea we got straight into some revision sessions with students in Year 11 studying maths and science, Year 10 students focussing on English and Year 9 developing team building skills. The evening finished with hot chocolate and a stray sheep!

We woke up to clear blue skies, perfect conditions for abseiling and gorge walking.  In addition, there were sessions for students on combating exam stress as well as revision for the English GCSE.  We rounded off the day with a gorgeous ramble in the local area taking in some breath taking views and evening sunshine.

Sunday morning there was chance for some students to do the zip wire and Jacob's Ladder while the Year 11 students did revision for their history and geography GCSEs.

The students were a credit to the academy throughout the weekend.  They all worked hard, had fun and enjoyed new experiences.

We loved Hagg Farm so much we have booked two weekends already for next year. 

​Inspiring Your Project

On Tuesday 21 April, South Yorkshire Police visited Yewlands Academy to begin the Inspiring Youth Project with Year 8 students. Over 30 students have signed up to the project which will run up to October. The project covers a variety of topics from improving attendance in school to helping in the community. PC Bobby Dev and his colleague were very impressed with the professional attitudes of our students and their commitment to the project. The police officers will be returning to work with our students throughout the Summer and Autumn terms. An afterschool club for students working on the project is held every Wednesday from 3.05pm to 4.05pm in G03.

Attendance​ - w/c 13 April 2015

Congratulations to 7BB who won tutor group of the week for  gaining 99.6% attendance. Congratulations also go to 7BB who were the Key Stage 3 tutor group of the week with 99.6% attendance.

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93.34%

Y10 Parents Evening​

Year 10 Parents Evening is coming up on 19 May 2015. Reports will be available to collect on the night.

​Safeguarding Children

An evening for parents and carers on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 6.30pm at NSPCC Building on George Street, Sheffield, S1. Please see the attached leaflet for full details.

CSE PARENTS FLYER - 20 May 2015.pdf

​Yewlands Has Got Talent

The annual 'Yewlands Has Got Talent' competition is on Wednesday 15 April from 4.00pm – 6.30pm. A range of acts from drumming, singing, and dancing will take place. This Year Mrs Cousin, Mr Toulson (Chair of Governors) and Mrs Maw (Vice Chair of Governors) will judge the competition alongside two Year 11 Prefects.  Rehearsals have been going extremely well and two more practices are due on Monday 13 April from 3.05pm to 4.30pm and on Wednesday 15 April at lunchtime. Tickets are available from main reception for £2 each and all profits raised will be donated evenly between McMillan Cancer Relief and the Sheffield Children's Hospital.

calendar.png School calendar

Wed 29 AprWed 29 AprYear 9 Meningitis C and Tetanus Booster
Thu 30 AprThu 30 AprSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 30 AprThu 30 AprYear 6 Transition Club
Mon 4 MayMon 4 MayMay Day (Bank Holiday)
Thu 7 MayThu 7 MaySEN Parental Drop In
Thu 7 MayThu 7 MayYear 6 Transition Club
Mon 11 MayFri 15 MayYear 7 Assessment Week
Thu 14 MayThu 14 MaySEN Parental Drop In
Thu 14 MayThu 14 MayYear 6 Transition Club
Thu 14 MayThu 14 MayUniform trying on session Year 6 Students

Quick links​​

Calendar IconGCSE Exams Calendar

FAQ IconFrequently asked questions

Letters IconLetters home
governors.gif Governors
policies.png Policies

Calendar IconSchool Calendar

Uniform IconUniform

Jobs IconJob Vacancies

Email IconSchool Email

MLE IconYewlands MLE

Book IconAccelerated Reader 

Translate IconTranslate our website

Office 365 IconOffice 365 @ Yewlands


nav bar here