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


Stockton School Games

On Wednesday 16 May 2018, more than 20 students represented Thornaby Academy at Stockton School Games. Competing in girls cycling, boys cycling, boys futsal and mixed dodgeball, the students performed brilliantly, showing great team spirit and sportsmanship. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Y11 SAY YES to the PROM! Tickets on sale until Wednesday

YEAR 11 PROM Wednesday 27 June 2018 Crathorne Hall – Yarm  6.30pm arrival – 10.30pm finish What’s included… 7pm Mocktails Red Carpet DJ BBQ Prom King and Queen Photobooth Props Tickets – £35 Final day for tickets will be extended to Wednesday 9 May 2018 if additional students wish to go. If you require any further info, […]

Data Protection: Our Academy, your children

From the 25th May 2018 the Data Protection Act will be replaced by the General Data Protection Registration (GDPR).  This means that the way we manage all data and information within the academy will change. Under current legislation we already have a duty of care to ensure that this data is kept safe and secure.  With GDPR much […]

Learning to row with Tees Rowing Club

Nine students, both male and female across Y7-Y10 are taking part in a 10 week course learning how to row. The course, led by the Tees Rowing Club runs between April and June. There is a mixture of circuit training, work/technique development on the ergo and students will eventually be rowing on the water!

Timetable information:

17/06/2019 – WEEK A

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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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