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.

January 2017

Hackney Gazette

The iRoundUp scheme created by five Skinners’ Academy pupils has been rolled out across ParentPay’s 6000 schools and has already managed to raise more than 12,000 for charitable causes. The scheme was developed through the team’s involvement in the 2015 Mosaic Enterprise Challenge. – available via this link


August 2016

The Engineer:

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. – available via this link


July 2016

FAD blog: 

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


March 2016

TES website: 

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

TES - IRoundUp


December 2015

Movember website: 

Summary of Skinners’ contribution to the Movember activities – available via this link.

Movember website - screenshot




















December 2015

BBC News School Report:

Malala film inspires teenagers available via this link

BBC NSR Malala film inspires teenagers 2




























Times Educational Supplement (TES): available via this link

Forget the Taliban, it’s teachers who scare Malala

TES - He Named Me Malala article




























October 2015

Hackney Citizen: 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).

See the article in the Hackney Citizen here

Hackney Citizen - 3 steps to sixth form success


May 2015

Hackney Gazette: 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.

See article in the Hackney Gazette here

Hackney Gazette - enterprising Hackney pupils secure business victory






















April 2015

Hackney Gazette: Skinners’ pupils through to national finals 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.

See the article in the Hackney Gazette here.

Hackney Gazette - Skinners Academy - Mosaic


























April 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.

See the Huffington Post article here 

Huffington Post - Hackney students win national enterprise competition


March 2015

BBC News Channel: Inside the BBC on BBC News School Report News Day

Year 8 reporters Brianna, Ionut and Sofia are interviewed by Gavin Esler about their experience of being reporters for the day.

View the clip here

Skinners' Academy BBC News School reporters interviewed by Gavin Esler on the BBC News channel.




Hackney Gazette: Christine Ohuruogo shares secrets of success with pupils from Skinners’ Academy

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

See article on the Hackney Gazette website here.

Christine Ohuruogu shares secrets of success with Skinners’ Academy pupils

























November 2014

Hackney Today: Skinners’ Academy’s careers fair gives advice about work and higher education

Report shares some of the highlights of the Careers Awareness Fair in October 2014 (#CAF2014).

See below for article and visit the video page to see a highlights video from the event.

Hackney Today - Skinners' Academy - Careers Awareness Fair 2014







July 2014

Haringey Independent: Pupils release fish into home-made pond

Skinners’ Academy nurture pupils take part in pond project. See article here. 

Skinners' Academy nurture pupils take part in pond project at Finsbury Park

























November 2013

BBC Online: BBC News School Report

Experience of two Year 10 pupils, Tabassum and Brando as reporters on the Radio 1 Teen Awards red carpet… in pictures –

BBC Teen Awards - school report - Skinners
















BBC Online: BBC News School Report

Pixie Lott wrote some songs on her first album in her teens: Skinners’ pupils interview Pixie Lott on the red carpet – click link below to hear the audio




















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