When planning school term dates for the year ahead, the Academy and our Local Governing Body have to consider five INSET (Training) Days, which must take place between September and July.

Appleton Academy has always tried, wherever possible, to avoid as many of these days as we can from falling during term time. We also arrange for teaching staff to undertake this statutory training after school during evening ‘twilight’ sessions. However, it is not possible to undertake all of the training during these sessions and it is for this reason that we would like to inform parents that the Academy will now be closed to all students on the following date:

Friday 20 July 2018

This effectively means that the summer term will end for all students on Thursday 19 July 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this change of date and the closure of the Academy will cause. We do not take these decisions lightly but as we have a statutory duty to provide these INSET Days for staff, it is felt that this date will allow parents to plan ahead and comes at a time as close as possible to what would have been the end of the school year.

Thank you for your continued support.

Some parents may have received a message from Bradford Council advising that Appleton Academy is closed on Thursday 14 June 2018 - this is not correct.  We do not know why that message has been sent to parents and have discussed this with the Council and we apologise for any confusion this has caused.  However, to clarify, Appleton Academy is open as normal to all students on Thursday 14 June 2018.

Appleton Academy, as part of the Exceed Academies Trust, is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses data in order to meet its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  If you would like further information or to view our policies on GDPR please follow the link below:


We also wrote to all parents recently regarding pupil personal data and how this is used in school in promoting the excellent work and achievements of our students.  We asked parents to complete and return a form to advise us of your preferences for how data about your child is used by Appleton Academy.  If you have not yet returned that form, can you please do so as soon as possible.  The form can be returned to Form/Class Teachers or dropped into the Main Office.

Thank you for your support. 

We would like to say a fond farewell and thank you to Edward Brown, who has worked as the School Crossing Patrol Person on the junction of Huddersfield Road and High Fernley Road since 1990.

Edward's long service for Bradford Council and to the community of Wyke comes to an end on Friday 8 June 2018, when he will embark on what we hope will be a long and happy retirement, which is well earned.

We would like to thank Edward, on behalf of staff, students and parents, for his dedication to his role and for keeping the children of Wyke Manor, High Fernley and Appleton Academy safe (as well as the wider community).

Appleton Academy students have recently been raising awareness of important issues such as 'period poverty' and the anniversary of the terror attack at Manchester Arena.  Please follow the link below to see these latest stories and how these issues affect both our students and the local community.