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 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.

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.

For 2021-2022, our progress measures were as follows:-

Progress 8 score -0.36
Attainment 8 score 44.26
% of students achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths 46.02
% of students entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) 25.7
% of students staying in education or employment after KS4 94

“Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.”

GCSE Results 2022

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who collected their GCSE results on the 25th August. 64% of our students achieved Grade 4 and above in English and Maths this year, with 47% achieving Grade 5 in both subjects.

Amongst the Class of ’22 was Elsie who achieved an incredible 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 and 3 GCSEs at Grade 8 who responded, “I’m really happy – I worked really hard but the support that I have received from the teachers has been great.”

Having previously achieved Grade 9 in Maths last year, Ivan was also delighted to receive 5 Grade 9 GCSEs and 4 GCSEs at Grade 8, including a Grade 9 in Further Maths.

Headteacher, Mr Maltby, was delighted at the individual successes at Holbrook Academy alongside the overall progress of this cohort. “This Year group has experienced real challenges over the past two years and yet they have demonstrated such resilience and grit. I am as proud as proud can be of our students.”

During the exam season, many students participated in a fire-walking experience that the Academy arranged; a reminder that courage and determination can overcome fearsome obstacles. Today, students at Holbrook Academy have proven that their generation can achieve great things and the Academy wishes them every success in the next chapter of their lives.

Department for Education School Performance Tables

DfE School Performance Tables