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 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 Mr D Loudon | 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 Mr D Loudon | 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 Mr D Loudon | November 27, 2016 | News

Stockton Sparkles Market 2016

A huge congratulations to our Year 7 students Jack Maskill, Eve Witterick, Kristen Ryder, Michaela Woods and Gabriel Allinson who the Enterprise Challenge hosted by Stockton Borough Council. Jenny Donaldson, Business and Enterprise Officer at Stockton Borough Council led a series of interactive workshops in which students worked in teams to formulate and present their ...
By Mr D Loudon | November 14, 2016 | News

Thornaby Academy Respect Day 2

On the 11th of November 2016 students at Thornaby Academy participated in Respect Day 2. Respect Days are designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to keep themselves healthy, safe, prepared for life and work in modern Britain. We were extremely fortunate to have a number of key organisations within the ...
By Mr D Loudon | November 14, 2016 | News

Thornaby Town Council Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service Sunday 13 November 2016.

Thornaby Town Council Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service Sunday 13 November 2016.   As the new Principal at Thornaby Academy I was delighted to attend the Remembrance Sunday Parade with two Year 9 students from Thornaby Academy Ben and Katie. We arrived at the Thornaby Aerodrome Club at 9.45am in time to meet with the ...
By Mr D Loudon | November 13, 2016 | News

Year 11 2016 leavers GCSE certificates…

We would like to invite our 2016 Leavers to collect their GCSE certificates on Wed 30th November 4.30-5.30pm. Refreshments will be available and you will be able to talk to your teachers about what you are now doing. We look forward to meeting you all again....
By Mr D Loudon | November 4, 2016 | News

Year 11 Parents Information Evening:

If you were not able to attend the parent’s information evening on 5th October a copy of the presentation from the evening can be found below. Year 11 Parents Information Evening Presentation Students have been given a revision booklet, a blank copy of the revision timetable can be found below. Mock Exam timetable Each subject ...
By Mr D Loudon | October 10, 2016 | Exam Information, News

The Update Autumn Term 2016

Thornaby Academy’s official newsletter, published in the Thornaby Pride, your community news from Thornaby Town Council is now available to read online. To read online please click the photo of the newsletter to view the PDF version. The Update features all of the Academy’s latest news including Welcome from the Principal, results, transition, TA in ...
By Miss H Clayton | October 10, 2016 | News

Timetable information:

28/11/2016 - 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