Welcome to Skinners’ Academy

Welcome to Skinners’ Academy, a school in the Woodberry Down (North Hackney) community for boys and girls aged 11–19, 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.

Our vision is for every pupil to “Be the best you can”

Sixth Form Open Evening Poster edit

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Academic Year 2016-2017


Term Starts:

Wednesday 7 September (Year 7 & Year 12 (8.30am) | Year 8 (11.30am) | Year 9 (12.00pm))

Thursday 8 September (Year 10, Year 11 & Year 13 (8.30am))

Half Term: Thursday 20 October – Friday 28 October

Term Ends: Wednesday 21 December (at 1.00pm)

Staff PLD Days: Monday 5 September & Tuesday 6 September

Skinners’ is an awesome place to teach because the students want to learn. They are buzzing with questions… they really make me work! The class sizes are small enough so that I feel I can give everyone individual attention every lesson. The behaviour is so good that I feel I can teach properly, with challenging content in exciting ways.

Ms Deborah Syme, Head of Sixth Form


Skinners’ Academy has provided me with a high quality education and has helped me to gain new skills. The school environment is very spacious and helps to encourage pupils to push through any limitations.

Aishah, Year 10


My daughter has settled in very well at Skinners’ Academy and she looks forward to going to school every morning. I am especially happy with the progress she has made in her lessons and the unlimited support she receives from the staff.

Parent of a Year 8 Pupil




Skinners’ Academy
Woodberry Grove
N4 1SY

Nearest tube station is Manor House (on the Piccadilly line)

Buses include 253, 254, 259, 279 (to Woodberry Down) and 141 and 29 (to Manor House)