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Yewlands Academy


A warm welcome to Yewlands Academy. As Executive Principal of the academy, I take great pride in serving the community of north Sheffield, and offering our students a broad, rich and ambitious experience.

Our high ambitions for, and high expectations of, all students motivate and inspires them to achieve their very best and become the best versions of themselves. Through the implementation of our academy values Ambition, Determination, Respect, Responsibility, we truly believe that every young person within our community will become a 5* Learner; and have opportunities to not only transform their academy experience, but their life chances too.

Teaching and support staff are our greatest assets; they are highly qualified, experts in their field and are committed to providing a nurturing and focused community, whilst maintaining an environment of calm and purposeful learning. Our job is to help support your child to be the best they can be. Thus, it is no surprise that students at Yewlands are safe, happy and secure, achieving excellent academic progress and developing as confident, well-rounded and fulfilled young adults.

Our impressive facilities enhance our offer to students, creating an inclusive environment where high quality teaching and learning is the norm. State-of-the-art technology and resources include our Design and Technology and ICT facilities, as well as a modern dance and drama studio and sports hall. Whilst our ambitious curriculum is one, I am most proud of, our Yew Futures programme incorporates a range of opportunities to enrich our students’ lives, to nurture, develop and stretch their talents. We recognise the different needs of students, value their unique contributions to our learning community and work hard with them to develop their passions and potential. Everyone matters at Yewlands Academy.

Working in partnership with our parents and families is a vital part of our work. We believe that strong relationships with our community are integral to success, and are proud members of the Brigantia Learning Trust; dedicated to achieving our shared mission: Creating Excellence Together. The first 2-19 academy trust in Sheffield, the Trust comprises six academies including Longley Park Sixth Form, and our students benefit from a seamless transition between phases, always ready for the next stage of their educational journey.

Yewlands Academy joined Brigantia Learning Trust in 2018, the same time that I became Executive Principal at Hinde House Academy and am now Executive Principal over both secondaries. Our school improvement journey is going from strength to strength. 

I hope this website provides you with a flavour of life at Yewlands.

Executive Principal, Vicky Simcock