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Our Story So Far

The Hayesbrook School first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.

Since being the first school in West Kent to gain academy status in 2010, the academy led the way in achieving excellent standards and in creating a multi-academy Trust. We were graded ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The academic success and high standards have continued and inspections in 2013 and again in 2017 found the school to be ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features and praised for its leadership and continued commitment to improvement of educational standards as well as students’ achievement.

In 2002 we opened the Tonbridge and West Kent School Sports Partnership (TWKSSP). This branch of Hayesbrook works with primary schools across the area, delivering high quality sport and PE opportunities for children, as well as working with teachers to develop their expertise. The partnership also operates the regional school games provision which organises county wide events and competitions for hundreds of Kent students across nearly 100 primary and secondary schools.

We are not a school that stands still. In 2016 and in 2017 Hayesbrook Academy was in the top 5 of non-selective (and non-faith) schools in Kent based on student attainment at GCSE and over the past 5 years our sixth form students have achieved some of the best results in the county, consistently achieving above the national average.

Hayesbrook Academy grows, adapts and thrives with each new cohort of students that are welcomed here every September.