Welcome to Holbrook Academy

At Holbrook Academy, students learn, develop and succeed.

We have confidence in the skills and talents of our students and nurture these during their time with us. Our aim is to help every child make the maximum possible progress – both in academic terms and as a developing individual.

Our belief is that ‘everybody can be somebody’ and we encourage students to believe in their own limitless potential. Our motto, ‘ad infinitum, et ultra’ (to infinity and beyond) – reminds our students that they can rise to and set themselves challenges, overcome barriers and have belief and confidence in themselves and their futures.

We are a very popular secondary school serving the Shotley Peninsula and wider community. We are proud of our good reputation and welcome students from over 25 feeder schools each year into Year 7.

The secret of our success is a focus on the individual needs of every child. This is only achieved through hard work and determination but we are helped by our relatively small size and long history of good relations with the community we serve.

We welcome prospective students and staff to come and visit us. We run regular open mornings and evenings and are happy to make special arrangements. If you would like to do that, or for any other enquiry, please contact Sarah Beazley, PA to the Headteacher.

Latest News


Well done to all students on their examination results. We are delighted that 70% of students in Year 11 achieved grade 4 or above in both English and maths; an increase of 4% from last year. There are so many individual success stories and it was fantastic to see the smiling faces of students who […]