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  • Skinners' Academy
    Woodberry Grove
    London
    N4 1SY
  • Head: Mr TIM CLARK
  • T 020 8800 7411
  • F 020 8809 1382
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.skinnersacademy.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hackney
  • Pupils: 1011
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: Sixth Form / 6th Form Open Evening - Tuesday 11 November 2014
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 22nd March 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 20th June 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Skinners Academy is a school for boys and girls aged 11-19 in the Woodberry Down community, North Hackney, providing a world class education in a state-of-the-art building. Opened in 2010, the Academy is supported by the Skinners Company, who are looking forward, with great enthusiasm, to their Academy becoming the heart and the hub of the local community.

'Be the best you can' is the Academys ethos and our enterprise culture, designed to equip pupils with what they need to achieve success in everyday life, influences all that we do. This is part of what makes us stand out as an Academy which cultivates the whole child and within the past few years, we have worked with more than 50 local, national and international employers as well as other educational establishments and international organisations, so that our students can benefit from professional industry expertise.

We provide a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE): a one-stop online portal where learning can be supported and accessed by students and parents 24 hours a day.
In September 2015, the Academy will open its new aspirational and high achieving Sixth Form Centre and we are welcoming applications from Year 11 pupils in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Our sixth form offers a wide range of courses, both academic and vocational, taught by inspirational and dedicated teachers. We shall also provide a dedicated sixth form centre where students can both socialise and undertake individual study. In this environment, students can achieve highly on the condition that they work hard and remain committed to their studies. With a wide array of extracurricular activities, excellent UCAS guidance and well respected careers education, information advice and guidance (accessible to all pupils in their time with us), our sixth formers are given an excellent platform for future success.
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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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