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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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Exam Results

​Yewlands Academy is celebrating its best ever GCSE results, which are up 15% on last year's.  5A*-C including English and Maths are 51%:  English achieved 67%, 5% above the national average.  Our total number of entries graded at A*/A is almost double that of last year. 

7% of our students gained 5 or more A*/A; 21% gained 5 or more A*- B and 53% gained 5 or more A*- C.  5A*- C including English, maths and science has increased by 12% and with two sciences by 14%.  Three levels progress in English is up from 50 - 64% and in maths from 49 - 51%.

Yewlands formally joined the Outstanding Wakefield City Academies Trust earlier this year, having worked in partnership with them from September 2013. The new Principal Susan Cousin said "These results are a credit to the hardworking and talented students and staff and the support of our parents.  They are exactly what we predicted and are well-deserved."   100% of year 11 students have gained progression to their chosen place of further study or employment.  Congratulations to them all.

School Uniform​

All the uniform has been handed out and students have responded really well. If you have any queries during the holidays, reception is open from 10.00 – 1.00 pm.

Have an enjoyable summer holiday.

Attendance​ - w/c 14 July 2014

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

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93.73%

​Let's Celebrate

On Thursday 17 July 2014 Yewlands Academy celebrated the success of their Y10 and Y11 students.  Right Hon David Blunkett MP was in school as the special guest along with Michael Dosanjh and Lucy Scheinkonig from the University of Sheffield and Lucy Shuttleworth from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.  Awards were presented to Y10 and Y11 students who have been involved with the University Achievement Award. Some Y11s also received awards celebrating their involvement in the University of Sheffield Mentoring programme.  Lucy Shuttleworth presented certificates to students who have recently completed the National Citizen Service programme with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. 

 The event was a celebration of the success of Yewlands students and recognition of the work experience and leadership opportunities Yewlands is able to offer through our strong partnerships with local organisations.

Sheffield Wednesday also coach Yewlands' girls and boys football teams.

Over 100 students were supported by their parents in a well-attended event.

​Students selected to represent Sheffield Boys in the 2014/15 Football Season

Cole a Y7 student has been selected to represent Sheffield Boys in the 2014/15 Football season at U'13 level.

Jack  a Y8 student has also been selected  to represent Sheffield Boys in the U'14 squad.

This is a tremendous achievement, well done!

​Start of next term

Monday 1 September and Tuesday 2 September

Staff training days, students not in school.

Wednesday 3 September

All students arrive for 8:30 registration. Please be aware that there will be no Breakfast Cafe operating on this day.

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Tue 22 JulFri 29 AugSummer Holiday
Mon 1 SepMon 1 SepTraining Day
Tue 2 SepTue 2 SepTraining Day
Mon 27 OctFri 31 OctHalf Term Holiday
Fri 19 DecFri 19 DecTraining Day
Mon 22 DecFri 2 JanChristmas Holiday
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)
Mon 16 FebFri 20 FebHalf Term holiday

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