Message from the Principal

I am delighted to have been appointed as the Principal of Thornaby Academy. Thornaby Academy is a vibrant learning community made up of inspirational and impressive students and staff; I am privileged to be leading that team.

My name is Donna Butcher and I have held a senior position at a secondary school in Redcar & Cleveland for the past seven years. Prior to that, I worked for the Local Authority to provide guidance and support for all of its secondary schools in raising standards. In the role as Principal of Thornaby Academy, I will be working closely with the senior leadership team of Falcon Education Trust Academy to continue to raise standards and improve outcomes as we continue our journey to outstanding.

Our core purpose at Thornaby Academy is to provide the highest standards of education through the delivery of quality first teaching and targeted support so that every student can make outstanding progress.  We have the highest expectations and aspirations for our students by providing them with the opportunities to be the best they can be to secure their success both now and into the future.

It is our aspiration for Thornaby Academy to be an outstanding school. Through working in partnership with parents and the local and wider community we will achieve this so that everything we do is outstanding for our students.  I am looking forward to leading the school to even greater success as we continue on our journey to outstanding.

If you would like to visit our Academy or learn more about it, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Donna Butcher


Covid-19 – Multi-Agency Video

We CAN get control of coronavirus and bring our local infection rate down but only if we all work together. Councillors from across the political spectrum have come together with senior police, fire, health, VCSE representatives along with our Bright Minds Big Future (BMBF) representative Netanya Alwis to help get this message across ‘Protect yourself. […]

Uniform Expectations

At Thornaby Academy, we have the highest expectations of students and we know that when these expectations are met consistently, learning and progress for all students are maximised. To ensure that these expectations are consistently met, we will be introducing a new Conduct System on Wednesday 4th November when students return from the half-term break. […]

September Return Information

26 August 2020   Dear Parent/Carer, I am delighted that all students will finally return to full-time school in September; we are very much looking forward to welcoming them all back. Year groups will have staggered start times to provide us with an opportunity to go through the Academy’s Social Distancing measures and expectations. Our […]


Current Y11s – Summer 2020 We have been working hard to adapt our schools offers in line with recent government guidance and to insure that the health and safety of students and staff are prioritised during the pandemic. As such, Summer 2020 will primarily be a virtual experience with different online activities that students can […]

Academy Rules


Your Future - CEIAG

For all the latest careers news and information please click the logo above to see Thornaby Academy's Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) webpage.


Thornaby Academy is committed to the safeguarding of all children. If members of the community have any safeguarding concerns, please telephone Mrs Clare Parker at the Academy on 01642 763244 or email:

Please see our Safeguarding webpage for information and guidance e.g. about keeping your child safe and e-safety tips.

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Our Values


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