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


Daily Activities

Dance Oti Mabuse – Dance classes Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse is hosting free online dance classes for children and adults alike, to make sure people are still moving despite being in lockdown. She and Marius Lepure have been sharing videos on her YouTube channel teaching routines to Strictly-inspired dances to help fans learn […]

Home Study

Home Study All teaching staff have been working hard to create accessible learning from home for all students. They have set up resources and activities to be completed on Google Classrooms. All students have used Google Classrooms before as part of their ICT lessons, so are  familiar with accessing these resources. Please follow the links […]

COVID-19 Closure update 27-03-2020

27 March 2020     Covid-Closure Update   Dear Parent/Carer On behalf of the staff at Thornaby Academy, I would like to thank you all for your support over recent weeks.  Staff have worked extremely hard to provide purposeful learning activities for all subject areas for your child to complete at home.  We are very […]


Dear Student and Parent/ Carer CareersInc – continuation of careers support for students and parents/carers We hope this finds you well in these challenging times.  As schools are now closed for the majority of students, we wanted to let you know that you can still get in touch with your CareersInc advisers. We will be […]

Family Hubs

Family hubs across Stockton will be open between the hours of 10-2pm to receive food provision and serve this to our communities: Thornaby Family Hub Tedder Avenue Thornaby Stockton-on-Tees TS17 9JP •Tel: 01642 528947

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 or Mrs Diane Griffiths 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.

ParentInfo has been developed by Parentzone in collaboration with CEOP, to provide high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. It also includes important advice on how best to keep children safe whilst online.

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