Welcome to Bishop Young Academy - we are really looking forward to welcoming you into our academy family, and working with you you to ensure you gain the most from your time with us.

We are very proud of the school that we have become and the journey that we have taken over the last few years. We are particularly pleased with the recognition that this work has received from organisations such as The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, who have awarded us their Gold Standard, and who stated that BYA “is inspiring to work with and demonstrates an absolute commitment to the young people and their families.” In June last year, we were graded Excellent in our SIAMS inspection, with the inspectors commenting on how "Difference and diversity, in all its forms, are joyfully celebrated. Students and staff are accepted for who they are and loved and welcomed into the Bishop Young Academy family". More recently, we had a Healthy Schools Audit, who described our academy as "calm and nurturing” with a particular emphasis placed on ensuring that the equality, diversity and inclusion polices within school are aligned with our Christian Vision to provide a safe and welcoming family, where all God’s children are valued, and all are enabled to flourish

We've created a Guide to Moving Up to Bishop Young which we hope will answer lots of questions you may have about starting secondary school with us. There is lots of information within it to help you start to get to know Bishop Young. There's no need to print it out, as you'll be given a similar booklet when you come for your Transition Day in the summer, that will also contain some activities and Transition Tasks to help you prepare for joining our academy in September.

The transition experience for each pupil will be different and we will work closely with you to make sure your journey to secondary school is a smooth one. This personalised support will continue throughout your time with us, ensuring you're able to flourish and be the best you can be.

If you'd like to visit us before the Transition Day in the summer, please get in touch! We would love to meet you and show you around our academy.

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