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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.​

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Improved car cark safety at Yewlands Academy


The Academy would like to thank parents for their co-operation in the efforts we are making to reduce traffic on site and improve safety by not allowing vehicles to enter or leave the school car park between 2:45 and 3:15. After half term we will be reminding students that they should use only the student gate to enter school in the mornings and to leave school at the end of the day. It would be much appreciated if parents could reinforce this message to their children. 

We would also like to remind parents who park locally whilst waiting for their children to remember to do so considerately, we have had some isolated incidents where the school’s neighbours have not been able to access their own drives.

​Attendance​ - w/c 20 October 2014

Congratulations to 7TG, who won tutor group of the week for gaining 98.7% attendance. Congratulations also go to 7TG who were the Key Stage 3 tutor group of the week with 98.7% attendance.

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93.7%

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​Community Cohesion Event

On Thursday 9 October, the following students from the Student Council of Yewlands Academy: Brandon, Megan, Ben, Faith, Joshua, Luke, Tony, Anna and Shannon went to the Town Hall with many other schools such as Fir Vale and Ecclesfield to look at how we can promote Community Cohesion.

Once we got there, we met the guest speaker, Andrew Muhammad or 'The Investigator' who was a motivational speaker. He showed us slides with important messages like 'Happiness isn't what you have, it is what you are'. After Andrew, we joined a workshop about different states and problems people experience in the community. It helped us think about others and how we can help them.

After lunch, Shannon and Megan completed a PowerPoint about some Student Council community cohesion work they have completed with Fir Vale School last year. They were very nervous but they showed Yewlands Academy is a fantastic school to be at. It also sounded like they had a brilliant time at Fir Vale School.

After that two young advisers from Sheffield Futures came and talked about how they are changing our world to get people working together better and it was great. The last thing we did was ask a panel of Sheffield City Councillors a question to answer about community cohesion.

We had a great time at the Town Hall and hope I can go again someday as a Student Council member.

​MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning

 As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our local community, Yewlands Academy took a group of eight Year 10 and Year 11 prefects to the MaCoffee Morning Image 1.jpgcmillan Cancer Coffee Morning organised by Ecclesfield Parish Council on Friday 26 September.  In attendance were Cameron  (Head Boy), Kieran, Laurie-Ann, Ellie, Hannah, Paige, Eleanor and Coffee Morning Image 1.jpgSaqar alongside Mr Gill and Mr Breward.   Apart from assisting with the event, students had the opportunity to speak to a number of local council members including Graham Oxley, Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council and former Lord Mayor, who was delighted that we were there to support the event and also stated how wonderful the students looked in their new school uniform. 

There was also the opportunity to take in a fantastic World War I exhibition in the parish rooms, being able to speak to Victoria Bowden (Ecclesfield Councillor) as well as members of the public and of particular interest was trying to find out if any of their relatives had been involved in the war.

Upon leaving the event, all students commented on the wonderful time they had had and how pleased they were to be able to support such a great cause.


Open Day 2014

Yewlands Academy Open Evening for Y5/Y6 parents is on Tuesday 14 October 2014.  The event starts 6.00pm in the main hall with a welcome from the Principal Susan Cousin, this talk will be repeated at 7.30pm in the main hall for any parents unable to make the earlier time. 

During the evening there will be the opportunity to tour the school, talk to students and staff and have a go at some exciting activities in all of our subject areas.  There will also be the opportunity to taste part of the range of food offered by our caterers Taylor Shaw.

For full details of the evening please click on the document below.

Open Day Advert 2014.pdf

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Thu 6 NovThu 6 NovSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 13 NovThu 13 NovSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 20 NovThu 20 NovSEN Parental Drop In
Tue 25 NovTue 25 NovY10 Parents Evening
Thu 27 NovThu 27 NovSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 4 DecThu 4 DecSEN Parental Drop In
Tue 9 DecTue 9 DecY8 Parents Evening
Thu 11 DecThu 11 DecSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 18 DecThu 18 DecSEN Parental Drop In
Fri 19 DecFri 19 DecTraining Day

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