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 Linda Halbert, the CEO of Teesside Learning Trust to continue to raise standards and improve outcomes as we continue our journey to outstanding. Mrs Halbert remains the substantive Head at Thornaby Academy.

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.

DonnaIt 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. Since becoming part of the Teesside Learning Trust, we have achieved a great deal; 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


The start of a new academic year…

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back tomorrow for the start of a new academic year! Whether you’re going into Y11, starting Y7 or moving up into any year, make the year count and try your best! We look forward to seeing what you can achieve this year…

Have a great summer holiday!

All students will break up for the summer holidays on Friday 20 July 2018 at 1.15 pm. For information about GCSE and A Level Results Day please click here. Thornaby Academy uniform order collection dates are as follow 10.00 am – 2.00 pm: Monday 20 August 2018 Tuesday 21 August 2018 Wednesday 22 August 2018 We look […]

Rowing on the River Tees

A group of motivated students have now completed a ‘learn to row’ course over the past term. They have attended lessons every Monday 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm at Tees Rowing Club and worked with qualified coaches to develop and improve their rowing skills and technique. The first several weeks were spent indoors completing circuits […]

Thornaby Academy Prom 2018 – Gallery included!

Year 11 students returned as a year group to celebrate the end of their time at Thornaby Academy at their Prom on Wednesday 27 June 2018. Arriving in style to Crathorne Hall, dressed in their beautiful ball gowns and smart suits, it was a wonderful occasion, not only for the students but also for their […]

Timetable information:

15/07/2019 – WEEK A

Academy Rules


Your Future - CEIAG

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

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