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. The Academy opened in 2010 and is supported by the Skinners’ Company, who is proud of the Academy being at the heart and hub of the local community.

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


Do enjoy looking around our website, designed to be a hub of information for current and prospective students,  parents / carers and our community. Don’t forget you can also download the Skinners’ Academy app (from iTunes or Google Play) and follow us on Twitter @skinnersacademy and @skinners6thform.




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Academic Year 2017-2018


Half Term: Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June

Transition day for incoming Year 7s: Thursday 5 July

Term Ends: Friday 20 July (1pm)



Term starts (for Y7, 8, 9 & 12): Tuesday 4 September (Year 7: 8.30am; Year 8: 11.30am; Year 9: 12 midday; and Year 12: 8.30am)

Term starts (for Y10, 11 & 13): Wednesday 5 September (Year 10, 11 & 13 at 8.30am)

Half term holiday: Monday 22 October – Tuesday 30 October

Term ends: Thursday 20 December at 1pm

Staff PLD days (closed to pupils): Monday 3 September; Friday 21 December 



Skinners’ is an awesome place to teach because the pupils 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)