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Welcome to the Archbishop Sentamu Academy

Our aim is to bring the highest standards of education to the young people in our local area.

It is a great honour to be the Principal at Archbishop Sentamu Academy. I was born less than a mile away from our academy and I want to ensure all students lead the best life possible.

To lead the best life possible.’


Our distinctively Christian vision is that everyone will be able ‘to lead the best life possible’, now and in the future. It is underpinned by the words of Jesus in John 10:10 which says, “I have come that you may have life in all its fullness.”  Our vision is lived out through our academy values of Respect, Community, Courage and Wisdom


We value respect, at all levels to and from each other.  It is through respect that we can grow.

We see ourselves as a wider school community supporting each other.  For us, community is also the locality in which we are situated and in which we serve.

We value courage from students and staff, to make progress with personal and academic development.  We know not all decisions or actions are straightforward and we know we need courage to persevere.

Finally, we value wisdom.  The ability to reflect on lessons and events so that we can learn from them and become better people.

Whilst we insist on rigorously high academic standards for all, we also focus on developing the whole student and promoting their well-being. 

I want exactly the same high standards for Archbishop Sentamu Academy children as for my own. By offering inspirational teaching and a  range of extra-curricular activities, I strive therefore, with all my staff, to ensure that they are safe, happy and given every chance to flourish and to lead the best life possible.

I look forward to working with you all to ensure we achieve this.

  • Mr Chay Bell – Academy Principal

Coronavirus Information
We are following the guidelines from Public Health England and further support and advice can be sought by visiting their website:

 Click here to visit – Public Health England

Covid Guidance
If anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you MUST NOT send your child(ren) to school. The whole household should isolate until a negative test result is received. If a positive test result is received, the guidance provided with the result must be followed.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

"We are happy with his progress and his confidence has grown since starting"

Y7 Parental Survey

"The open evening had the ‘wow’ factor. My son didn’t want
to leave; I’ve never seen him so enthusiastic about school."

Y6 Parents Evening

"We are happy with his progress and his confidence has grown since he started."

Y7 Parental Survey

"He is proud to attend this school and we are proud he is able to be part of Team Archie."

Parent feedback

"I have a Year 6 going up to Archie in September. We couldn’t be happier, she’s been to the school and I know pupils who go now and I have heard nothing but great reports."

Parent feedback

"The staff are very open and communicative. My son was even given extra tuition by a teacher in her own time after he had been off school ill."

Parent feedback

"All the 6th formers I know have done amazing and thanks to Archie they are well prepared for the next chapter of their lives"

Parent feedback

"I would like to thank everyone at Archie; teaching and support staff for helping our daughter to achieve her very best"

Parent feedback

"The teaching and support has been outstanding over the last 7 years and I’m glad we chose
your school."

Parent feedback