Holbrook Academy aims to educate in the broadest possible sense.
Our top priority is for the maximum possible progress for each student. That is measured by the total progress all our children make between the time they start with us and the time they leave. That means each child is of equal importance. We are not selective. Subject to the standard admissions policy, any child can come to Holbrook Academy. We are genuinely the school of our community.
The government’s new standard measure for progress achieved by the end of Year 11 is ‘Progress 8’. Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment. Progress 8 is based on a calculation of pupils’ performance across 8 subjects, called Attainment 8. In 2017, this outcome ranked us as the sixth best performing state school in Suffolk.
Holbrook Academy is a relatively small school and this, we believe, is a strength. We can offer a particularly caring and supportive environment in which each child is known and understood as an individual. To encourage and measure this we are introducing better systems for monitoring each child’s ambitions and progress both during their time at Holbrook Academy and beyond. This is our second priority.
These are the measures on which we ask you to judge our performance.
Exam Results 2021
Congratulations to our Year 11 cohort who collected their GCSE results on the 12th of August.
64% of students have achieved a Grade 4 in both maths and English. 72% achieved a Grade 4 or better in maths with 77% achieving a Grade 4 or better in English. 54% achieved at least two Grade 4’s in science, with 97% of entries in triple science being awarded a Grade 4 or better.
Headteacher Mr Maltby, in responding to these strong results, said “We are incredibly proud of all of our students at Holbrook Academy and wish them every success with their brilliant futures”
Year 11 student Sam, in responding to achieving an incredible ten GCSEs all at Grade 9, said “I found the GCSE years enjoyable at Holbrook; the community feeling really helped support my learning”. Joining Sam in celebrating his astonishing achievement was Lottie, who achieved Grade 9’s in all but one of her ten subjects. Lottie did this while also achieving a Music Grade 8 on the saxophone and representing Suffolk Ladies U18s in cricket! Lottie said “I enjoyed every second at Holbrook Academy”.
All of these results gives us reason to believe that the Class of 2021 will continue to overcome any obstacles placed in their pathway and will go on to achieve great things in their future lives.
Department for Education School Performance Tables