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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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Accessibility Plan April 2014.pdf

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Attendance​ - w/c 23 February 2015

Congratulations to 7HS and 10OS, who won tutor group of the week for both gaining 98.3% attendance. Congratulations also go to 7HS who were the Key Stage 3 tutor group of the week with 98.3% attendance.

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93.10%

​Schools Food Pledge

Yewlands Academy is dedicated to promoting healthy living and contributing to the wellbeing of our students and staff. This is one of the many reasons why we have signed up to the School Food Standards and as an Academy we agree to comply with their legislation.  We are delighted to be part of this scheme and are looking forward to continuing to provide the best nutrition for our students and staff.

To support students in achieving a healthy diet, please do not provide your child with fizzy drinks as they are not allowed to be consumed on site. 

Year 7 Girls Sports Hall Athletics Team 

​Congratulations to our Year 7 girls Sports Hall Athletics Team who finished second in the Sheffield Competition just before February half term.  They have now qualified for the South Yorkshire finals to be held at EIS on 18 March.

We wish them the best of luck.

​Year 11 Information Evening 19 January 2015

Following on from Year 11 Information Evening, please find attached the presentation from the stress workshop which was carried out that evening.

Stress Workshop - January 2015.pdf


​Year 9 Football

Congratulations to our Year 9 football team who beat Maltby 4-3 on penalties in the South Yorkshire cup. The game finished 2-2, with Yewlands being ahead twice. Great goals were scored for us by Luke and Finley. Our penalty shoot-out hero was Frankie who held his nerve to slot home the winning penalty.

We now face Wath away in the quarter-finals of the competition.

School Open as Usual Tomorrow

Today's heating issues have now been resolved. School will be open as usual tomorrow, Tuesday 3 February 2015 for all year groups. Students must arrive by the normal time of 8.30am.

Many thanks for your support.​

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Thu 5 MarThu 5 MarSEN Parental Drop In
Tue 10 MarTue 10 MarY9 Parents Evening
Thu 12 MarThu 12 MarTeen Tech Day Doncaster Racecourse Y8
Thu 12 MarThu 12 MarSEN Parental Drop In
Thu 12 MarThu 12 MarYear 6 Transition Club
Fri 13 MarFri 13 MarRed Nose Day
Mon 16 MarFri 20 MarYear 10 Work Experience
Mon 16 MarFri 20 MarYear 7 Assessment Week
Wed 18 MarWed 18 MarMade in Sheffield Cutlers Presentation for Year 11 Ambassadors
Thu 19 MarThu 19 MarSEN Parental Drop In

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