Ebor Academy Filey

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Ebor Academy Filey
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr A C Galbraith [1]
Location Muston Road
North Yorkshire
YO14 0HG
Coordinates: 54°12′17″N 0°18′11″W / 54.20474°N 0.30294°W / 54.20474; -0.30294
Local authority North Yorkshire
DfE number 815/4001
DfE URN 142061 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website School website

Ebor Academy Filey (formerly Filey School) is a secondary school located in Filey, North Yorkshire, England. It is the only secondary school in Filey, and it also covers surrounding villages, with a significant intake from Hunmanby. The school is under the Enhanced Mainstream School (EMS) umbrella created by North Yorkshire County Council, which means the school is specialised in Special Educational Needs students.[2] As of September it will be the Ebor Academy Filey. It is run by Andrew Galbraith. The previous head teachers were Sue Morgan and Andy Dickingson.

The school converted to academy status in September 2015 and was renamed Ebor Academy Filey.


Filey School logo until July 2015

The school, until March 2013, had a swimming pool that was open to the residents of Filey, until a shortfall in funding, and inaccurate financial information preventing rescue funding, forced it to close.[3] This was amid claims that North Yorkshire County Council was underfunding the school, a claim it denies.[4] The school facilities have improved massively since Ebor Alliance took over. There are chromebooks for all the humanities sections, more PE facilities and more opportunities.

Ofsted Inspections[edit]

A 2010 Ofsted report for the school gave a Grade 3 (satisfactory) rating, stating that "This is a satisfactory school. Some areas of its work are good."[5]

A subsequent inspection in 2013 reduced the school's rating to Grade 4 (inadequate) - the lowest possible grade - citing "achievement of pupils" and "quality of teaching" as inadequate, and "behaviour and safety of pupils" and "leadership and management" as requiring improvement, saying overall that "this is a school that has serious weaknesses".[6]

As of September 2014, Filey School fell into special measures, being rated Grade 4 (inadequate) in all four categories.[7]

In July 2015 a whistleblower leaked a report about the serious failings of Filey School. The whistleblower states “The school would be better closed because the level of education the students’ are getting at the moment is almost nonexistent,” said the anonymous source. [8]

Subjects taught[edit]

The following Key Stage 4 subjects are taught at the school:[9]

Subject Qualification
Arts Award Vocational Level 1/2
ASDAN Vocational Level 1/2
Business Studies BTEC Level 2
Child Care Vocational Level 2
Creative & Media Diploma Level 2
Drama GCSE
Electronics GCSE
Engineering Diploma Level 1 and Vocational Level 1/2
English GCSE
Fashion & Textiles GCSE
Food Technology gsce
French GCSE
Geography GCSE
History GCSE
ICT OCR National Level 2
Land Based Science GCSE
Mathematics GCSE
Media Studies BTEC Level 2
Performing Arts BTEC Level 2
Physical Education GCSE
Religious Education GCSE/GCSE Short Course
Resistant Materials GCSE
Science GCSE
Social, Health & Development Diploma Level 2

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Filey School - Headteacher's Message". Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "What is an enhanced mainstream school (EMS)?". North Yorkshire County Council. NYCC. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Filey School swimming pool closure to go ahead". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "North Yorkshire rejects funding criticism over Filey School". North Yorkshire County Council. NYCC. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Filey School"; Ofsted Inspection Report, 14 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2012
  6. ^ "Ofsted Inspection Report" (PDF). Ofsted. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "School inspection report: Filey School" (PDF). Ofsted. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/education/whistleblower-s-school-warning-after-damning-leaked-report-1-7352401
  9. ^ "School Information". Filey School Website. Filey School. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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