Ofsted Outstanding Award 2012-2013

Wakefield City Academy

Wakefield City Academy


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"An Outstanding School" Ofsted 2004/05, 2007/8 & 2012/13

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 'Wakefield City Academy one of the best in

 country for student progress at GCSE' - SSAT

The Academy has again received national attention for it's remarkable levels of student progress.  Please click on the certificate to enlarge.


Wakefield City Academy selected as a

 representative to raise standards in

 education alongside the Prime



Wakefield City Academy have been selected as an example of good practice in education alongside David
Cameron in the 2014 Parliamentary Review. The publication, which has several versions based on key policy 
areas, has the involvement of the Prime Minister, leading Cabinet ministers including George Osborne and 
Nicky Morgan, and other outstanding organisations and leaders who have discussed how they've responded to 
political and economic challenges as a learning tool to their peers.
Read the full statement here


Honours Award for Executive Headteacher 

Alan Yellup


Alan Yellup, Wakefield City Academy's Executive Headteacher, has received an OBE for his work in raising attainment in challenging schools across the country and abroad.

An article featured in the Wakefield Express can be read here.  As the page of a broadsheet newspaper has been scanned in, please 'zoom in' to see the text more clearly.


Number 10 Downing Street


More recently, Alan has been invited to a reception at Number 10 Downing Street to celebrate excellence in education.  The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education were present.



Our Academy is popular, successful and committed to caring for and meeting the needs of all students.  We are privileged to lead a dedicated, talented and experienced staff team who work closely with each student to develop their skills, talents and abilities to the full, thereby ensuring they achieve their full potential.

Wakefield City Academy has acquired a number of specialisms which include: Specialist Maths and Computing College, Leading Edge Lead School, High Performing Specialist School, Consultant School for the Schools Network and the Inspirational Schools Partnership Programme.

Central to our high levels of achievement are a positive ethos, good behaviour, hard work, high rates of student participation and high expectations.  We seek to promote a genuine partnership between home and the Academy, based on mutual trust and respect, underpinned by an open-door policy, where parents are always welcome.

We hope you find the website informative, but please do contact us should you require further information.

Alan Yellup - Executive Headteacher
Suzanne Austwick - Co-Headteacher
Marie Hunter - Co-Headteacher