Thrybergh Academy

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Thrybergh Academy
Thrybergh Academy
Arran Hill

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S65 4BJ

Coordinates 53°27′03″N1°17′48″W / 53.4508°N 1.2968°W / 53.4508; -1.2968
Type Academy
MottoAchieving Starts with Believing
Department for Education URN 148547 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Head teacherMr David Burnham
Gender Coeducational
Age11to 16
Previous namesThybergh Secondary Modern School (1950s–????)
Thybergh Comprehensive School (????–2008)
Thybergh School and Sports College (2008–2013)

Thrybergh Academy is a coeducational secondary school located in Thrybergh, South Yorkshire, England.


The school was founded as a secondary modern school in the 1950s, [1] with its own buildings being opened in 1956. [2] It later became a comprehensive school.


The school was awarded specialist sports college status in 2008, [3] changing its name from Thrybergh Comprehensive School to Thrybergh School and Sports College.

The school converted to academy status in October 2013 and was renamed Thrybergh Academy and Sports College. On 1 May 2014, it formally merged with the local Dalton Foljambe Primary School to become Rotherham's only all-through school, catering for ages 3–16. The school gained new building through a PFI contract connected to the change of status, [4] and has had difficulty servicing the repayments. [5]

In January 2019 he school was rated 'Inadequate' by Ofsted and was placed into special measures. [6] In May 2019 the school received a financial warning from the Education and Skills Funding Agency after the school made a significant financial loss in the previous year. [7] At the end of 2019 the school closed its sport facilities to members of the local community, despite opposition. [3]

In September Thrybergh Academy formally demerged its primary school provision to form the separate Foljambe Primary School. [8] Thrybergh Academy continues to operate as a secondary school.

Ofsted inspections

Since the commencement of Ofsted inspections in September 1993, the school has undergone nine inspections:

Date of inspectionOutcomeReference
20–?? September 1993 ??? 
17–?? November 1997 ??? 
31 March – 3 April 2003Satisfactory [9]
11–12 May 2005Unsatisfactory (special measures) [10]
21–22 February 2006Satisfactory [11]
26–27 January 2009Good [12]
3–4 July 2013Good [13]
25–26 April 2017Requires improvement [14]
15–16 January 2019Inadequate (special measures) [15]
12-13 September 2023Requires Improvement


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