Our Sponsor
The Diocese of York

The Diocese of York is the Sponsor of Archbishop Sentamu Academy as part of its mission to serve young people and their communities.

Church schools are at the heart of the Church of England’s mission. They serve children and families of all faiths and of none, providing a high quality education and seeking to enhance the communities in which they live and work. The Academy is part of a family of 127 Church schools across the Diocese.

The Archbishop Sentamu Academy has developed as a centre of educational excellence founded on Christian principles and with a Christian ethos. It will be committed to nurturing and valuing every member of its community and to an inclusive approach to all aspects of Academy life.

Through its care for the spiritual and physical well-being of students and staff, the Academy aims to:

  • Raise aspirations and achievement for all

  • Nurture confident, open-minded young people with a ‘can do’ attitude and an articulate voice on their community and their future, and

  • Encourage a love of learning, eagerness to succeed and willingness to participate.

The Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu is an enthusiastic supporter of and advocate for the Academy. He has said:

“This will be more than just a school. Its students will come from the locality and be shown that what they can do for their neighbourhood is at least as important as what they can do for themselves. The Academy’s ethos will be Christian: open to all and for the benefit of all. We are committed to making a difference to the lives of young people and their community.’

William Wilberforce Memorial Lecture, 30 October 2007

“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