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The Academy Grimsby

14-16 Technical & Professional Academy

The Academy Grimsby is an exciting alternative route to college or employment for young people aged 14-16 years. At the Academy, we focus on providing high-quality GCSE education alongside specialised professional and technical areas of study and pastoral care.

We’re not just a school, we are more than a school, we believe that the opportunity to combine traditional academic learning with real industry-based study gives students a head start in their future careers and aspirations. Current employment trends are reflected in the pathways on offer including Engineering, Health & Care, Construction Trades, Creative, Digital & Games, Hair & Beauty, Performing Arts, Animal Care and Public Services & Maritime Cadets.

Meet our Deputy Principal – Matt Holness 

Why not call and book a personal tour with our Deputy Principal Matt Holness?
Our covid-safe, socially distanced tours are available every Wednesday between 4pm-6pm.

To book, email [email protected] or call us 01472 311231

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Pathways Explained

The Academy Grimsby focuses on the main GCSE subjects for 60% of teaching time. The
rest of the curriculum is a combination of specialist pathway learning (some with BTEC qualifications), enrichment and work experience.  

Each pathway has been designed to reflect current industry trends to give you a head start in the career area of your choice.  Students will choose one pathway in which you will train in alongside core GCSEs. Our highly technical and professional pathways include; Engineering, Health & Care, Creative, Digital & Games, Hair & Beauty and Animal Care.    

All our pathways are taught and assessed by tutors with specific and recent industry experience, ensuring that these subjects are up-to-date and relevant. Training takes place in realistic working environments which include workshops, studios, care suites and salons, either onsite or at our Grimsby Institute campuses. We work closely with our industry partners to give young people the chance to make an early start in building the skills and experience to be successful later in life. 

animal care pathway
construction trades pathway
creative digital and games pathway
engineering pathway
hair and beauty pathway
health care pathway
performing arts pathway
Public Services and Maritime Cadets pathway


Homework Provision

Our new homework provision allows you to view all the work we’ve set online.
Follow the link to find out more .


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