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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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Following a recent complaint, please be considerate to the local residents when parking along Chaucer Road.  In particular, please ensure that you are not blocking access to drives.

Thank you for your support.

​Year 11 Prom

The Year 11 Prom is now booked and confirmed for Tankersley Manor on 26 June 2015 with arrival from 7pm. In order to attend the event the Year 11s must have attendance above 95%, their behaviour must be good and they must not be on a modified timetable.

​Attendance​ - w/c 17 November 2014

Congratulations to 7GM, who won tutor group of the week for gaining 98.1% attendance. Congratulations also go to 7GM who were the Key Stage 3 tutor group of the week with 98.1% attendance.

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93.62%

​Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Photo 1.jpgDuring the October half term holidays a group of students visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. Everyone had a great time getting up close to lemurs, squirrel monkeys, meerkats, giraffes, camels, wallabies, lions and tigers to name just a few! We were also incredibly lucky as we were able to observe Victor, England's only polar bear, swimming around in his lake and catching his lunch! As ever all our students were wonderfully behaved and really did themselves and their families proud.  

Christmas Holidays

School will finish at 12.25pm on Thursday 18 December 2014.  Students on free school meals are welcome to stay on site for their lunch.  Students return to school on Monday 5 January 2015.

​Year 10 – 'Science is for everyone visit' 

On 8 October 2014, ten of our Year 10 girls visited the University of Sheffield and attended an evening lecture on careers in science and engineering.  They heard first hand from women working in these fields of the exciting opportunities available to them that they might not have heard about or considered.  Sadly, even in 2014, women only make up 8% of the engineers we have nationally.  Industries and universities believe that women may not realise that they have exactly the skills and qualities they need for a successful career in engineering.  An informative evening was had by all.  Well done to the students who attended.

Quote from a Year 10 student: 'I really enjoyed hearing from the woman working in neuroscience.  I now want to know more about this area of science and am interested in studying it further.'


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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 DecMon 5 JanChristmas Holidays
Fri 19 DecFri 19 DecTraining Day
Thu 25 DecThu 25 DecChristmas Day (Bank Holiday)
Fri 26 DecFri 26 DecBoxing Day (Bank Holiday)
Thu 1 JanThu 1 JanNew Year's Day (Bank Holiday)
Thu 8 JanThu 8 JanSEN Parental Drop In
Tue 13 JanTue 13 JanY7 Parents Evening

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