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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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​Thank you to Parents and Students

Thank you to all parents and students for your support in keeping the school open last week during the poor weather conditions.

​Barnsley students win debating competition – 12 December 2014


debate photo.jpgThree students from Barnsley Sixth Form College's Debating Society were award winners at this year's Model UN simulated debate at the University of Sheffield.

Joined by students from colleges around the region, A Level students Liam, Jake, Codie, Eleanor and Niloofar attended the debating event where they were split into teams and set research tasks before debating current issues, such as world debt and nuclear weapons. Barnsley students won three prizes with Best War Monger being awarded to Eleanor , Best Diplomat awarded to Codie and Best Calm Delegate to Liam .

Jake, a former Yewlands School student who lives in Sheffield, said: "It was really good to be involved in the event and we learned a lot more about the UN and about how to research and structure an argument. It was also good to spend time in the university environment."

Maria Sutton, Personal Progress Mentor at Barnsley Sixth Form College, added: "This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to take part in and they were excellent ambassadors for Barnsley Sixth Form College. Alongside their academic subjects we encourage all our students to get involved in enrichment, such as our Debating Society, to help them develop skills and prepare them for university and work."

Sheffield Children's Hospital Fundraising

Sheffield Children's Hospital Cheque Photo.jpgOn Thursday 11 December two Year 10 girls were awarded with a 'big' cheque by Cheryl Davis from Sheffield Children's Hospital due to their fundraising efforts.  The students are Jessica and Lili.

Attendance​ - w/c 12 January 2015

Congratulations to 7PC, who won tutor group of the week for gaining 100% attendance. Congratulations also go to 7PC who were the Key Stage 3 tutor group of the week with 100% attendance.

Whole school attendance for this year now stands at 93%

​Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity

Sheffield Childrens Hospital Event Photo.jpgOn Friday 12 December 2014 Senior Prefects from Year 10 (Josh  and Laurie Ann) were invited to the Town Hall with Mr Breward (Assistant Head of Year) on behalf of the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity for afternoon tea.  The main purpose of the event was to celebrate the hard work of groups or individuals who had raised significant amounts of money for the charity. Yewlands Academy was the only secondary school attending and over the years the Academy has raised over £2000. This fundraising is ongoing through the donation boxes in school and the annual 'Yewlands Has Got Talent' Show .   As you can see from the photo Cheryl Davis, fundraiser for the Sheffield Children's Hospital, took time out to join the students and Mr Breward for a photograph opportunity.

The afternoon was a lot of fun with a free raffle, a Christmas quiz and spot prizes being awarded to acknowledge the significant difference fundraising has made to the hospital during their 'Make it Better Campaign'.

​Winning photos from Art Eye Homework

eye1.jpgCongratulations to Aiden who has won the 'Eye Spy' homework competition in Art.

The semi finalists were Ebonie and Keaton who also did superb pictures.

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