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 Headteacher at Archbishop Sentamu Academy. I was born less than a mile away from our school and I see it as my job to ensure all students get the best outcomes possible.

Archie has a strong tradition of being like a family. We have strong pastoral support and a structured house system to support students from years 7-11. Our successful sixth form also provides guidance and support to all it’s students.

Our latest Ofsted inspection highlighted many positive areas of the Academy and some areas we need to work on. My senior team and I will be doing all we can to ensure the school improves further.

Our academy is more than just examinations results however, vitally important as these are. We also run scholarship schemes in Rugby, which is becoming one of the best in the country, as well as placing a great deal of pride in our Spotlight Drama Scholarship scheme; their recent performance of Ocho gained both national and international  acclaim. I’m also excited about our developing football scholarship.

Be assured that I want exactly the same high standards for your children that I want for my own – that they are safe, happy and given every chance to flourish in all aspects of their lives through inspirational teaching. I look forward to working with you all to ensure we achieve this.

  • Mr Chay Bell – Academy Principal

“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