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Rachael Cole
Vice Principal

Miss Cole came into the teaching profession in 1999 with a desire to make a positive impact on children’s learning, increase their desire to learn and enable them to become independent life-long learners. Nothing gives her more pleasure than seeing young people develop into confident, articulate and positive young adults who become role models for younger students and the wider community.

She started her career teaching PE and Sociology in Kent, and over the years has held several roles of responsibility. These include: Assistant Head of Year, Subject Leader for PE and Assistant Principal for Post 16 and Curriculum.

Outside of school, Miss Cole enjoys playing and watching sport, still playing netball regularly in the West Yorkshire and Regional League and also enjoying running. Miss Cole is a competitive person and thrives on challenges.

She spent 16 years at Abbey Grange and loved every minute of it and one of her proudest achievements was leading the transformation of the 6th Form into being one of the best in Leeds. She is now excited to start a new role at BYA as Vice Principal and hopes to use the skills she has acquired over the years to ensure BYA becomes one of the best schools in Leeds.

Bishop Young C of E Academy

Bishops Way
LS14 6NU

Tel: 0113 273 9100
Fax: 0113 273 4216

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552