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.

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.


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Autumn Term – Academic Year 2014-2015

Starts: Wednesday 3 September (for Year 7 at 08.30; Year 8 at 11.30 & Year 9 at 12 midday)
Starts: Thursday 4 September (for Years 10 & 11)
Half term holiday: Thursday 23 October to Friday 31 October
Ends (for pupils): Friday 19 December (at 1pm)

Professional Learning & Development days for staff: Monday 1 September & Tuesday 2 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 Geography


What I enjoy about Skinners’ Academy is that wherever you turn, teachers will always be there to help you learn and succeed in school and in the future by teaching you skills you might need. This benefits me by making me feel that I’ll have the best chance in life and I will be able to fulfil my maximum potential.

Aishah, Year 8


Skinners’ Academy is a great place to work because we are led by a fantastic Principal, whose main aim is to ensure that our teachers be able to teach. Positive feedback from my colleagues and parents of our pupils, just goes to show that his methods work and I am proud to be a part of the team that supports this goal.

Danushki Ranasinghe, PA to the Principal


The best thing about Skinners’ Academy is its background. Because Skinners’ has a long history, since 1327, it makes us stand out from other academies.

Kadisha, Year 9




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)