Our school family
Our school family
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Aspire Academy
Baldersby St James Primary School
Barlby High School
Burton Green Primary School
Compass Academy
Forest of Galtres Primary School
George Pindar School
Graham School
Manor CE Academy
Newland St John’s CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary School
Skelton Primary School
St James’ CE Academy
Vale of York Academy


with us

We embrace individuality, encourage dedication and participation
and take great pride in watching our young people grow and succeed.


as learners

Given the right support, in the right environment,
all young people can thrive and make excellent progress.


as creative individuals

By encouraging creativity and expression in all its forms,
our young people develop not just academically, but as a whole.


as engaged citizens

We are committed to motivating our young people from an early age,
to become active, caring and engaged members of the community.



Throughout their time with us, all our children
develop spiritually as well as academically.


as professionals

Being part of a Trust provides plentiful opportunities to work with partner schools.
We are there to challenge but most importantly support each other.


in governance

Supporting and developing highly effective local governance so that we
ensure our children and young people get the best education possible.

Welcome to Hope Sentamu Learning Trust

Welcome to the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust. The long-awaited merger of Hope Learning Trust and the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust has now come to fruition, and brings with it a plethora of opportunities for our pupils, our colleagues and our communities. 

Our aim is to bring the highest standards of education to the young people in our care.

Following the principle of “Starting with the end in sight”, we want to inspire our young people from Early Years through to Post-16 with a vision for how they can become extraordinary citizens – ambitious for themselves, their families and their community, committed to serving others, and fully equipped to carry on learning throughout their lives.

This site explains our background, and sets out how we work as a Trust.

We hope that you find it informative, but please feel free to contact me if you would like any further details.

Life in all its fullness – a place to thrive

Latest news

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust has commenced a listening period today (10 September) further to the announcement that Baldersby St James CE Primary School will close on 31 August 2022.

Colleagues from two multi academy trusts (MATs) in the region celebrate today (1 September 2021) as they formally join together to create the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust.

A record number of students from the Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull attended Hull Minster recently for a graduation ceremony to mark and celebrate their achievements.

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Careers with Hope

Careers with Hope Sentamu

Working within the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust provides numerous opportunities to work with partners, develop skills, share best practice and contribute to establishing environments where young people can thrive. We are there to challenge but most importantly support each other.

If you’re interested in a career with us, click the button to begin exploring our current vacancies.

    Hope Sentamu Learning Trust presents opportunities and expectations that promote success. In a world of turmoil we are able to offer schools the opportunity to concentrate on teaching and learning, providing you with peace of mind as we look after everything else.

    Helen Winn | CEO Hope Sentamu Learning Trust
    We always try to meet individual needs by getting to know our children very well as this helps them to thrive and develop. By being able to share some really good practice, see examples of how others work and tap in to contacts that other staff have throughout the Trust, we’ve seen a really positive impact on children’s education and general wellbeing.

    Allyson Buckton | Headteacher, Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School
    The partnership with Hope Sentamu Learning Trust and, importantly, with Manor Church of England Academy, is significant as it is unique to the schools in York. No other multi-academy trust exists as yet in this area that gives scope for two secondary schools to work in collaboration.

    Toby Eastaugh | Principal, Vale of York Academy