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


​Year 11 Easter Revision Timetable

Revision sessions will be available in school over the holidays. Please access the attached document to view the full timetable.

Year 11 Easter Revision Times - Website.pdf

Attendance​ - w/c 16 March 2015

Congratulations to 8FR who won tutor group of the week for  gaining 98.8% attendance. Congratulations also go to 8FR who were the Key Stage 3 tutor group of the week with 98.8% attendance.

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93.24%

​Year 8 Football Team

The Year 8 football team played away at King Ecgberts on Thursday 12 March 2015 and drew 3-3.  King Ecgberts scored an equaliser about 2 minutes from the end to deny us a victory. We played well as a team and the students really enjoyed the match.

​Cambridge Challenge Day

picture 2.jpg

Ten of our Year 10 students visited Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge on Monday 2 March 2015.  They got to hear first-hand what university life is like from current Cambridge students and took part in some subject taster sessions.  They also had a tour of the college and surrounding scenery.  A great day was had by all.  Well done particularly to Jordan, Megan, Owen, Alannah and Kehinde for winning their round of the debating challenge.

​National Science Week

As part of National Science week, (13 - 22 March 2015) students at Yewlands will be taking part in a number of activities led by Sheffield Hallam University during their science lessons.  Activities range from learning about the science of robotics to hearing from a guest speaker on 'Science and the Paranormal'.  Free activities for students and their families taking place across South Yorkshire can be found at


​Triple P Teen Parenting Programme

The Triple P Teen Parenting Programme will be taking place at Yewlands Academy. Details are outlined on the attached leaflet.

Teen Triple P flyer Yewlands May 15.pdf

calendar.png School calendar

Mon 30 MarFri 10 AprEaster Holiday
Fri 3 AprFri 3 AprGood Friday (Bank Holiday)
Mon 6 AprMon 6 AprEaster Monday (Bank Holiday)
Wed 8 AprMon 13 AprFootball Tour to Valencia
Thu 16 AprThu 16 AprSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 16 AprThu 16 AprYear 6 Transition Club
Fri 17 AprSun 19 AprY11 Hagg Farm Trip
Thu 23 AprThu 23 AprSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 23 AprThu 23 AprYear 6 Transition Club
Thu 23 AprThu 23 AprAchievement Awards Ceremony selected Year 10 and 11 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