Our Community

Holbrook Academy is a popular secondary school serving the Shotley Peninsula and wider community. We are proud of our good reputation and regularly welcome students from over 20 feeder schools each year into Year 7.

As a small secondary school, students and staff know each other well and many families choose Holbrook due to its size and community ethos.

Beyond the Academy, students and staff make connections with the wider community and the world beyond our classrooms.

Our students are enthusiastic volunteers in the local community – as part of our Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and through helping in old people’s homes, helping out at the local primary schools and in preserving the beautiful countryside of the peninsula. They also support fundraising events and raise money for others across the country and across the world – whether it’s a bake sale, a fun run or a sponsored walk, our students love a challenge and relish the opportunity to play their part in the wider world.

Students support each other through student organisations, clubs and activities.  The Student Council raise issues on behalf of the school community and work with school leaders on implementing positive change.

We share all our sports facilities and meeting spaces with the local community – from cubs through to cricket clubs – and our fabulous playing fields, tennis courts and superb sports centre and gym are always alive with activity.

We also invite all the local community into the school regularly, not just for our hugely-popular Open Evening each autumn, but for our wonderful Summer Soiree and the much-anticipated school production as well as art exhibitions, sporting fixtures and other fun events.