Academy information

The Compass Academy has recently joined the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust, which prides itself on providing the highest standard of education to all students, regardless of their background

The Hope Sentamu Learning Trust

A Church of England Trust, Hope Sentamu brings together church and community schools with a shared vision that all pupils should not only receive an outstanding education, but that they should also have the opportunity to experience life in all its fullness.

The Hope Sentamu Learning Trust (HSLT) was formed on 1 September 2021 following the merger of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust and the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust, Hull. It comprises six secondary, seven primary and two alternative provision academies across York, Hull and North Yorkshire.

The Trust’s values, Respect, Teamwork and Kindness, underpin the vision ‘Life in all its fullness – a place to thrive’ and are central to all Trust activities and aims.

There is a clear commitment to ensure the flourishing of students and providing opportunities for staff to develop their own career pathways, alongside the provision of high-quality education and resources.

Prior to the merger, colleagues across Hope and Sentamu worked collaboratively for a period of almost two years and as this new partnership develops, the newly merged Trust will offer many benefits:

enhanced levels of continuous school improvement;

cross-fertilisation of best practice and improved opportunities for mutual support;

improved value for money within the resources available;

enhanced central functions; and

the ability to grow further.

At Hope Sentamu, we want to inspire our young people from an early age with a vision of 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.

A history of the Trust

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust was established in April 2015. Manor CE Academy and Poppleton Ousebank Primary School were the founding partners and by 2021, Hope had ten partner schools (five secondary and five primary) across York and North Yorkshire.

Sentamu Academy Learning Trust was created in February 2015 and comprised one secondary academy, two Alternative Provision academies for children in Years 6 – 11 and two primary academies, all within the boundary of Hull.

The Regional School Commissioners (RSC) approved the merger of the two Trusts in November 2020 and the merger was formalised on 1 September 2021.

Helen Winn
CEO – Hope Sentamu Learning Trust

Further information

Testimonials

“I like the staff, they help you with everything, like when you’re feeling upset”

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“I like the cooking lessons as we cook something different every lesson”

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“I like Art because we learn something different each day”

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“Art is my favourite lesson because it's fun & relaxing”

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“I like this school. It's better than my old one because I get as much help as I need”

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“I like Compass because they always help me and I fit in. My favourite lesson is art because I get to express myself”

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“I like Compass because I feel really safe and because I'm accepted for who I am”

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“The teachers are nice and kind, and always listen to you”

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“I like the trips out, and all the new experiences”

Pupil

“Teachers always think about what is best for us. I have just moved groups and it was definitely the right decision”

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“The quiet areas help me when I am upset or need to be on my own”

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“School trips are fun”

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“You get the opportunity to earn lots of rewards”

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“The staff are easy to talk to”

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“There's always someone willing to talk to you”

Pupil

“ I love the school, it's turned our lives around, our son has got better with attendance”

Parent

“He feels like he is part of something, and you give outside of school support too”

Parent

“The academy keeps you informed on a daily basis of behaviour, it's like a second parent to him”

Parent

“Our daughters behaviour has changed for the better since she started”

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“Our child has come on a lot in every way since they have been here”

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“My son is getting a lot of support, his behaviour is getting better at home and at school”

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“My daughter is happy attending the Academy. Teachers are brave, deal with some difficulties and do a great job”

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“The academy is well supported towards children with additional needs”

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“My daughter is happy attending the Academy. Teachers are brave, deal with some difficulties and do a great job”

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“My son is enjoying learning again, because it's a smaller setting and staff are more understanding”

Parent

“My daughter is happy attending the Academy. Teachers are brave, deal with some difficulties and do a great job”

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