Message from the Principal/CEO

Linda HalbertI am delighted to have the opportunity to be the CEO of Teesside Learning Trust and Principal at Thornaby Academy, giving me the opportunity to work with such inspirational staff and students.

My name is Linda Halbert and I have been the Principal at schools in North Tyneside and Redcar and Cleveland for the last fifteen years. I bring experience and a proven track record of success to Thornaby, as well as the highest expectations of staff and students and a strong belief that this school has the power, and the responsibility, to improve the future life chances of all of our students.

I am clear that our core purpose at Thornaby Academy is to have the highest ambitions and aspirations for our staff and students, to ensure that we deliver quality first teaching and effective support to enable our students to achieve the highest outcomes.

Our ambition is for Thornaby Academy to be an outstanding school. Through working in partnership with parents and the local and wider community we will achieve this.  This is important to us as it will ensure that everything we do is outstanding for our students.  We are on a journey towards that goal at Thornaby Academy.  There is lots of very good and outstanding practice within Thornaby; we will use this as the foundations to build on.

logov2TLT_logo_strap-RGBPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to know more about our Academy. I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.

Mrs Linda Halbert


Thornaby Academy launch new values

It’s been a very exciting start to our New Year and new term, here at the Thornaby Academy. The students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the last half term, coming together to decide on bespoke and meaningful values for the school. The students worked within tutor groups and staff took part in a ...
By Miss H Clayton | January 23, 2017 | News

Latest News from the Create Hub

Cleveland Police Criminal Damage Competition Students in KS4 entered a competition, organised by Cleveland Police, to design an art piece to stop criminal damage in the local area. Congratulations to Katie T (Y9) who won the upper school competition with her innovative graffiti design and Millie S (Y11) who won second prize for her intricate ...
By Miss H Clayton | January 6, 2017 | News

Thornaby Academy Christmas shoe box/ Christmas Jumper Day…

Thornaby Academy Christmas shoe box and Christmas jumper day helps hundreds this Christmas. Well done to all involved, you have done your community proud.#PRIDE #inspiartionalstudents #helpingothersthischristmas
By thowebadmin | December 23, 2016 | News

Brilliant Club Graduation

It was fantastic to celebrate our scholars’ achievements as part of the Brilliant Club Programme at Durham University on Friday 29 September 2016. Scholars from Year 11, along with their parents and carers were welcomed to the university to graduate from the programme, collecting certificates and demonstrating their attainment to those who have supported them ...
By Miss H Clayton | December 7, 2016 | News

Talented poets write in memory of our fallen

Along with the other remembrance events and activities that Thornaby Academy have taken part in to remember the fallen, students Brooke Y8 and Katie Y8 wrote a poem from the point of view of a dying solider. Mrs Parker was so impressed with the girl’s work that she wanted everyone to read it. It is ...
By Miss H Clayton | December 6, 2016 | News

Hot Chocolate with the Principal

On Friday 02nd December I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to have Hot Chocolate with the wonderful Nathan in Year 8 who chose his equally wonderful brother Michael to come with him. Nathan and Michael were really interesting people to talk to.  They had some interesting ideas for developing the Thornaby Academy building ...
By thowebadmin | December 5, 2016 | News

Thornaby Academy Promotes Awareness of LGBT

At Thornaby Academy we take an active, positive approach in raising awareness of homophobic, biophobic and transphobic language and bullying in order to create a safe learning environment for all students. In addition we have created an LGBT wall within the Open Learning Centre to inform and educate students of LGBT issues. Following Respect Day ...
By thowebadmin | November 30, 2016 | News

Sell Out at Stockton Sparkles Christmas Market

On Friday 25th of November the winning Yr 7 Enterprise group, which consisted of Jack Maskill, Eve Witterick, Kristen Ryder, Michaela Woods and Gabriel Allinson ventured to Stockton Sparkles Christmas Market armed with their ‘Doggie Pick n’ Mix’ style treat bags to sell. The students displayed fantastic enterprise skills, whilst manning the stall and handing ...
By thowebadmin | November 30, 2016 | News, Uncategorized

Hot Chocolate with the Principal!

Every week I invite two students to my office to have a hot chocolate with me.  The students are chosen for the positive contribution they make to Thornaby Academy.  On Friday 25 November 2016 I chose Year 7 students, and twins, Reece and Cameron to join me. Reece and Cameron joined Thornaby Academy in September ...
By thowebadmin | November 27, 2016 | News

Timetable information:

2301/2017 - WEEK B

London Trip

Our Values


Learning is the most important reason for being at Thornaby Academy


The intention to achieve is clear in conduct and appearance


Students respect themselves and others


Be independent and confident in  future choices with the skills to succeed

Values Page