Ebor Academy Filey

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.

Ebor Academy Filey
Muston Road

, ,
YO14 0HG

Coordinates54.20474°N 0.30294°W / 54.20474; -0.30294
Local authorityNorth Yorkshire
Department for Education URN142061 Tables
HeadteacherMr A C Galbraith [1]
Age11 to 16

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


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

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

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

Arts AwardVocational Level 1/2
ASDANVocational Level 1/2
Business StudiesBTEC Level 2
Child CareVocational Level 2
Creative & MediaDiploma Level 2
EngineeringDiploma Level 1 and Vocational Level 1/2
Fashion & TextilesGCSE
Food TechnologyGCSE
ICTOCR National Level 2
Land Based ScienceGCSE
Media StudiesBTEC Level 2
Performing ArtsBTEC Level 2
Physical EducationGCSE
Religious EducationGCSE/GCSE Short Course
Resistant MaterialsGCSE
Social, Health & DevelopmentDiploma Level 2

Notable former pupils


  1. "Filey School - Headteacher's Message". Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. "What is an enhanced mainstream school (EMS)?". North Yorkshire County Council. NYCC. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. 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. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. 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. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
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