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”

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Academic Year 2015-2016

Autumn Term 2015

Begins: Thursday 3 September at 8.30am (Year 7), 9am (Year 12), 11.30am (Year 8), 12pm (Year 9)

Begins: Friday 4 September – Years 10 & 11 at 8.30am
Half term: Thursday 22 October – Friday 30 October
Term ends: Friday 18 December at 1pm

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 10


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)