Holbrook is a school for the whole community and we are constantly inspired by the connections we have with the world beyond our classrooms.
Our students are enthusiastic volunteers in the local community – as part of our Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and through helping in old people’s homes, helping out at the local primary schools and in preserving the beautiful countryside of the peninsula. They also organise fundraising events for others across the country and across the world – and whether it’s a bake sale, a fun run or a sponsored walk, our students love a challenge and relish the opportunity to play their part in the wider world.
We share all our sports facilities and meeting spaces with the local community – from cubs through to cricket clubs – and our fabulous playing fields, tennis courts and superb sports centre and gym are always alive with activity.
We also invite all the local community into the school regularly, not just for our hugely-popular Open Evening each autumn, but for our wonderful Summer Soiree and the much-anticipated school production as well as art exhibitions, sporting fixtures and other fun events.
We have great partnerships with the children from all our local primary schools, and with the sixth forms and colleges who will be taking our students on the next step. These relationships are really important to us. We visit them and they in turn are often at our events and we even invite the year 6s of the local primary schools to star in our school productions!
We also have fantastic connections with business and industry, with great opportunities for our students to hear first-hand about the world of work and the exciting things that could for them happen in the future. We love to have visits from inspiring speakers from all walks of life – from sporting heroes to top scientists.
We also have great links with the world beyond the UK – our students love the German exchange with a school in Berlin and we are also passionate about our friends at the Kampala Children’s Centre in Uganda, who have visited our school, stayed in our homes and given us the most inspiring performances of their amazing dancing and singing.
Holbrook Academy is located in South East Suffolk, on the Shotley Peninsula, a peninsula formed by the Rivers Orwell and Stour. There is easy access to the A14 and A12. Ipswich is approximately 6 miles to the North and Colchester is 15 miles to the South West.
Correspondence should be addressed to:
Mrs Nicky Mayhew, Acting Headteacher
Holbrook Academy Ipswich Road, Holbrook Ipswich, Suffolk. IP9 2QX
Telephone: 01473 328317