Please use the links to find the latest information.  If you require help navigating the website please email

To contact the Academy by phone, please call: 01274 600550

For our attendance line and to report absences, please call: 01274 421053

For complaints, please contact the Academy either via the email address or switchboard number above; complete the form enclosed in our Complaints Policy.

If you have a query, question or wish to discuss an informal matter this can be dealt with as follows;


If you have any queries or questions, the first contact should be your child’s class teacher.

For Primary SEN enquiries please contact Miss C Wightman on 01274 600550.


Secondary parents should contact their child’s form tutor in the first instance.  All queries can then be followed up with the Head of Year if necessary;

Mr O Mann - Head of Year 7

Mrs C Ashton - Head of Year 8

Mr T Regan - Head of Year 9 and Post 16

Miss N Briggs - Head of Year 10

Mr D Hirst - Head of Year 11

If you are not satisfied that your concern is being addressed please speak to our Assistant Director of Behaviour and Attendance - Mrs N Payne.

For Secondary SEN enquiries please contact Mrs K Lang on 01274 600550.

If you wish to speak to our leadership team, please make a request via

Ms H Jones - Principal

Miss J Clayton or Mrs A Kelly - Directors of Teaching and Learning, Primary

Mrs R Garlick - Vice Principal, Secondary

Ms C Barber- Vice Principal, Secondary

For advice on dealing with or to report bullying, please see the specific Anti-Bullying reporting systems in the Parents tab on this website or use the contact details listed above.


Appleton Academy is committed to improving the education of all of our children and young people.  We appreciate feedback from parents, including when we are getting something right.

BCET Trust

The BCET Trust can be contacted on 01274 773208 or by emailing:

The address for enquiries is:

BCET Trust

c/o Samuel Lister Academy

Cottingley New Road
BD16 1TZ