Welcome from the Principal & Chair of Governors

Skinners’ Academy provides a world class education for boys and girls, aged 11-19, in a modern state-of-the-art building in the hub of the Woodberry Down regeneration.










“We pride ourselves on our culture of high expectation for every student and are committed to cultivating a happy, disciplined, caring and respectful environment. Pupils have access to academic and vocational qualifications as well as a wide range of curricular and enrichment / extra-curricular activities. Our aim is to help them become well rounded adults who are empowered to contribute positively to their local and global community. The Academy is also a centre of excellence specialising in enterprise.

We have created a learning environment where hard work, motivation and determination help to prepare our students for their future lives in an ever changing world. Our Academy will be a beacon of excellence at the heart of the community we serve. Our aim is to provide a highly disciplined, vibrant and safe environment where every pupil can flourish regardless of their ability or background.

If you would like to know more about the Academy, or are considering applying for a place, please come to one of our open events or contact us if you would like further information or have any queries.”

Tim Clark – Principal, Skinners’ Academy


The Skinners’ Company, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London, is proud to be the sponsor of the Skinners’ Academy.

“The Skinners’ Company has a long tradition of supporting education. Its educational involvement in Hackney started in 1890. We have continued with Skinners’ Academy which is part of a family of six other schools supported by the company. We believe in traditional educational values delivered in a modern context, and also offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities. We are enthusiastic about the integral role the Academy plays in the evolving Woodberry Down community.

This year, we were especially excited about the launch of our Sixth Form Centre in September 2015. The Sixth Form offers both academic and vocational courses – suitable for students who are determined to do well in their post-16 studies. We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our thriving and high achieving community.”

Robert Farquharson – Chair of Governors, Skinners’ Academy