Mr Chay Bell
Academy Principal

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 Bell