Hayesbrook School

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The Hayesbrook School
Brook Street

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Coordinates 51°11′18″N0°51′42″E / 51.188333°N 0.861667°E / 51.188333; 0.861667 Coordinates: 51°11′18″N0°51′42″E / 51.188333°N 0.861667°E / 51.188333; 0.861667
Type Academy
Motto"Learning Together"
Local authority Kent
Department for Education URN 136349 Tables
Ofsted Reports
PrincipalMr Daniel Hatley
CEOMrs Carol Morris
GenderMale (mixed 6th form)
Age11to 18
HousesAli, MacArthur, Redgrave, Pelé, Thompson

The Hayesbrook School is a non-selective boys (mixed Sixth Form) secondary school with academy status in Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom. It has specialisms in Sports and Mathematics. [1] [2]

Secondary school A building and/or organization where secondary education is provided

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Academy (English school) English school directly funded by central government

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Tonbridge Market town in Kent, England

Tonbridge is a market town in Kent, England, on the River Medway, 4 miles (6 km) north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, 12 miles (19 km) south west of Maidstone and 29 miles (47 km) south east of London. In the administrative borough of Tonbridge and Malling, it had a population of 40,356 in 2015.



Hayesbrook is located in Brook Street, Tonbridge. It is next to The Judd School and close to West Kent College.

The Judd School Voluntary aided grammar school in Tonbridge, Kent, England

The Judd School is a voluntary aided grammar school in Tonbridge, Kent, England. It was established in 1888 at Stafford House on East Street in Tonbridge, where it remained for eight years before moving to its present location on Brook Street, in the south of the town. Founded by the Skinners Company, it was named after 16th century merchant Sir Andrew Judde, whose endowment helped fund the school. The Skinners' Company maintains close links with the school and makes up the majority of the governing body.


In 1985, Andrew Skipjack was one of the winners of The Times fifth computer competition, winning an Atari 600XL and a copy of The Times Atlas of World History. [3]

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Academy and sponsorship

In December 2010, Hayesbrook was the first secondary school in West Kent to gain academy status. [4]

In September 2012, The Hayesbrook Academy Trust took over Angley School in Cranbrook, Kent which was subsequently renamed the High Weald Academy.

Cranbrook, Kent town in Kent in South East England

Cranbrook is a small town in the civil parish of Cranbrook and Sissinghurst, in the Weald of Kent in South East England. It lies roughly half-way between Maidstone and Hastings, about 38 miles (61 km) southeast of central London.

TheHigh Weald Academy is a secondary school in Cranbrook, Kent.

In August 2013, The Hayesbrook Academy Trust changed its name to The Brook Learning Trust, which coincided with the sponsorship of The Swan Valley Community School in Swanscombe to gain academy status - changing its name to The Ebbsfleet Academy.

The Ebbsfleet Academy Academy in Swanscombe, Kent, England

The Ebbsfleet Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Swanscombe in the English county of Kent.


Hayesbrook has five houses (or teams, as the school calls them), all named after famous Athletes: [5] Ali, Pelé, MacArthur, Redgrave, and Thompson.


The school was classed as "Excellent" by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

In 2013 the school was rated as "Good", with "Outstanding" behaviour and safety of pupils. [6]

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  1. http://www.hayesbrook.kent.sch.uk/maths-specialism
  2. http://www.hayesbrook.kent.sch.uk/sports-specialism
  3. "A computer each for Sophie and Andrew". The Times (61678). London. 1 November 1985. col E, p. 22.
  4. "Hayesbrook School gains academy status". Northcliffe Media Ltd. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  5. http://www.hayesbrook.kent.sch.uk/teams
  6. http://www.hayesbrook.kent.sch.uk/ofsted