In the Media

We have had a variety of media coverage in the last few months which we would like to share with you, so this page is currently being updated. You will soon be able to click on links to access a selection of media coverage of Skinners’ Academy.



 School uses game based initiative to find future cyber talent

Skinners’ Academy in Woodberry Grove, London, has been testing its students with the government-backed Cyber Discovery initiative to find any with a particular aptitude for cyber security.

 Read: Computer Weekly

Published: 19 March 2018

Business idea thought up by Skinners’ Academy students raises £42,000 for kids charity

In 2015, five pupils from Skinners’ Academy were announced as the National champions of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge run by The Prince’s Trust with their ingenious, charitable scheme iRoundUp. Since the schemes launch, just under one-year-ago, it has raised £42,000 for a children’s charity after being rolled out by ParentPay across the country.

Read: Hackney Gazette

Published: 28 September 2017

Doctors diagnosed my brain tumour as exam stress

Interview with Year 11 pupil Ozge who was diagnosed with a brain tumour just a few months before she was due to sit her GCSEs.

Read: The TES

Published: 31 August 2017

If Oxford was attracted to me, it’s because I’m different

Interview with Year 13 student Esin who has accepted a place at Oxford University to study History.

Read: FE News

Published: 22 August 2017

Hackney students triumph in prestigious business contest

Team YouTe@ch from Skinners’ Academy win the Prince’s Trust Mosaic Enterprise Challenge. We are the first school in the Challenge’s 10 year history to every win the competition twice!

Read: Hackney Citizen

Published: 22 May 2017

Budding Skinners’ Academy entrepreneurs go from classroom to boardroom

The iRoundUp scheme created by five Skinners’ Academy pupils has been rolled out across ParentPay’s 6000 schools and has already managed to raise over £12,000 for charity. The scheme was developed through the team’s involvement in the 2015 Mosaic Enterprise Challenge.

Read: Hackney Gazette

Published: 24 January 2017

Fashion Futures 2016 – Valerie’s Story

Interview about Valerie, Year 12 about her time at the FAD Fashion Futures Summer School.

Read: FAD Blog

Published: 7 September 2016

London teens fly high on gliding course

Three of our Year 12 students were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn how to fly a glider as part of the London Gliding Club’s scholarship programme.

Read: The Engineer

Published:12 August 2016

How small change from school lunch money could raise millions for charity

Interview about IRoundUp’s success with the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2015 and how their idea is being brought to realisation.

Read: The TES

Published:16 March 2016

Three steps to success in the sixth form

In this article written for the Hackney Citizen newspaper, we share top tips to make a successful transition from GCSEs to post-16 education (one of the toughest jumps for pupils educationally).

Read: Hackney Citizen

Published: 9 October 2015

Enterprising Hackney pupils secure business victory

High flying pupils from Skinners’ Academy have beaten off competition from more than 4,000 students from 100 schools nationally to win the grand finals of a prestigious businesses competition.

Read: Hackney Gazette

Published: 16 May 2015

Hackney students win national enterprise award

Students from Hackney’s Skinners’ Academy have come out on top after winning the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2015, a national competition that develops entrepreneurial skills in schools

Read: The Huffington Post

Published: 30 April 2015

Skinners’ pupils through to national final of business comp

A team from Skinners’ Academy is through to the final of a national competition designed to help teach school pupils essential business skills, whilst increasing their aspirations and self-belief.

Read: Hackney Gazette

Published: 19 April 2015

Christine Ohuruogu shares secrets of success with Skinners’ Academy pupils

British athlete and 400m specialist Christine Ohuruogu shares secrets of success with Skinners’ Academy pupils.

Read: Hackney Gazette

Published: 19 March 2015

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