Welcome to Holbrook Academy
On behalf of the pupils, staff and Governors, I welcome you to Holbrook Academy. We are a vibrant, inclusive and family orientated school with a strong community ethos. I am immensely proud to be Acting Headteacher of this community of young people with an experienced and talented staff team and dedicated Governors. I would like to welcome you all to the Holbrook Academy website. Whether you are a current student or parent or even a parent of a child you would like to come to our school, I hope you find the site to be both informative and useful.
I have served this community for over ten years. The Academy itself is smaller than average with around 600 pupils but we offer a broad curriculum where young people can pursue their interests and develop themselves holistically. We are situated on the Shotley Peninsula and are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery that Suffolk has to offer. We are a few miles from Ipswich and a little further afield is the coastal town of Felixstowe; our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum celebrates our location and threads maritime influence in a range of subjects.
We have high expectations of our students and expect them to behave in a compassionate and respectful manner as shared through our Code of Conduct. We aim to develop our students’ awareness of their wider community, to actively engage with the world outside of the Academy to become well rounded and well informed citizens.
More so than ever, we understand the importance of emotional health and wellbeing and work with and support our pupils in developing their toolkit to take ownership of their wellbeing. Our strength is knowing all our students as individuals. Although popular, Holbrook Academy remains a relatively small school which allows us to understand and value the uniqueness of all our students; both in terms of who they are now and in regards to what they are yet to achieve. Our school motto is ‘Ad infinitum et Ultra’ which translates to ‘to infinity and beyond’ after the late, great Dr Letman who sadly passed away in 2019, and his affection for the bold and ambitious attitude of Buzz Lightyear. We want all our students to know for themselves what it means to be in their element and to think of their future lives without limits; living life ‘to infinity and beyond’. Our school motto is the heart of our school community.
If you have any questions that cannot be answered through the website, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer them.