It is an honour and privilege for me to Chair the South York Multi Academy Trust (MAT). This exciting development will build on the hard work, enthusiasm, and creativity of many people to create a new and strong partnership of schools serving our local communities. In a time of increasing fragmentation of the school system and a world of rapid change, uncertainty and increasing pressure on children, young people and families we need a strong partnership to work together to harness all our resources to provide the best possible opportunities and support to those we serve.
We have a strong base to build on; all the schools joining the trust are good or outstanding and we are fortunate that we have dedicated, talented and committed teaching and support staff. The MAT will enable us to harness their energy and creativity and provide high quality support for improvement in all our schools.
We have worked hard to design governance arrangements for the Trust that embrace the interests of the Community and Church of England schools we serve. We are also fortunate to secure the involvement of York St. John University as a member of the trust reflecting our links with higher education. We will continue to work closely in partnership with the City of York Council and other organisations to ensure our plans and the services we provide align with local needs.
The Members and Trustees (whose details you can find on this website) are all drawn from the communities served by the trust and represent a highly skilled and committed group with expertise and professional backgrounds covering the wide range of disciplines needed for a successful MAT. They all share a passion to provide the best possible education for the community.
We aim to be open and transparent in the way we do business and to be accountable to the people we serve. We are committed to local governing bodies in our schools having delegated responsibility as far as possible, consistent with good governance and prudent use of resources. Schools will still need committed, skilled and enthusiastic governors! If you are interested in supporting the work of our schools by becoming a governor, or want to find out more about the Trust I would be very happy to hear from you.
Our ethos and key values are summarised in our Trust Vision Statement below:
support - inspire - achieve - flourish
We are a strong and inclusive partnership of schools working together to support and inspire all children, young people and families in our communities to achieve and flourish.
We hold our schools and ourselves to account to a set of values. Our schools are always:
- Inclusive – our schools work tirelessly to meet the needs of every child and young person and overcome disadvantage. We embrace diversity in our communities, and we promote distinctiveness in our schools.
- Aspirational - our schools have high expectations for every learner and member of staff. We want our children and young people to make the most of every opportunity in life.
- Responsible - our schools have a social responsibility to serve the community first and foremost. We always use our resources responsibly and transparently.
- Collaborative - our schools work in equal partnership with one another, and with their school communities. We devolve control and responsibility to the appropriate level, encouraging the participation of those we serve and those who work for us.
- South York MAT Admissions Policy for Reception and Year 7 entry - 2019-20
- Fulford School Admissions Policy for Year 12 entry - 2019-20
- South York MAT Admissions Policy for Reception and Year 7 entry - 2020-2021
- Fulford School Admissions Policy for Year 12 entry - 2020-2021
- South York MAT Complaints Policy
- South York MAT Health and Safety Policy
- South York MAT Whistleblowing Policy
School-specific policies, procedures and documents can be found of the websites of the member academies.
The Academies Financial Handbook includes a requirement for academy trusts to publish financial statements for the last two years. There is also a requirement to publish the relevant business and pecuniary interests of members, trustees and local governors.
For information about governance, members, trustees and local governors please click here.
The accounts and other key documents are below:
Trade Union Facility Time
There have been no instances of school staff who are union members taking facility time during the 2017/18 academic year. However, the schools do buy in to a city wide facility time arrangement provided in partnership between City of York Council and all of the trade unions operating locally in schools. For the 2017/18 academic year the cost to the schools of this service is £7,820, equating to approximately 284 hours of the overall city resource on a pro-rata basis.
Admissions Arrangements for 2019/20
Between 16 October and 1 December 2017 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2019. The closing date for comments was 1 December 2017. After considering any comments received, the South York MAT board, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set ('determined') these arrangements on 25 January 2018.
Please see the Policies area above for the current determined policies. For 2019 our published admission number for Year 7 at Fulford School is 240.
Information about admissions can also be found on the website of our member academies.
Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process - Secondary School Places for September 2019
- 31 October 2018 - deadline for applications
- 1 March 2019 - National Offer Day
- 29 March 2019 - deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
- 29 April 2019 - first date appeals may be held
- 27 June 2019 - final date appeals are planned to be held
Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process - Primary School Places for September 2019
- 12th September 2018 – applications can be made for September 2019 entry to Reception
- 15th January 2019 – Deadline for applications
- 16th April 2019 – National Offer Day
- 4th June 2019 – Appeal forms to be returned
- June-July 2019 – Admission appeals heard
Admissions Consultation for 2020/21
Between 08 October and 07 December 2018 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2020. The closing date for comments was 07 December 2018. On the 29th January 2019, after considering any comments received, the MAT board has, in its role as an admission authority, now formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements.
Please see the Policies area above for the determined policies. You can also find more documents on the LA website at www.york.gov.uk/admissionsconsultation.
The Published Admission Number (PAN) is the number of pupils it is intended to admit into the first year group of school. This number differs for each school and for 2020 – 2021 these PANs are:
- for Archbishop of York’s CE Junior School , 60 places
- for Dunnington CE Primary School, 30 places
- for Fulford School, 240 places (Year 7)
- for Fulford School, 35 places (Year 12)
- for Wheldrake with Thorganby CE Primary School, 30 places