Who’s Who

Senior Leadership Team

Sam Bayliss – Executive Headteacher

Lucy Hunt – Head of School

Richard Jackson – Deputy Headteacher

Louise Story – Assistant Headteacher

Sally Petcher – Assistant Headteacher

Kelly Thorne – Head of Safeguarding and Pastoral Care (adoption leave)

Gail Edmonds – School Business Manager

Middle Leadership Team

Esme Kavanagh – Head of Residential Care

Hayley Barwick – Stream Pathway Lead

Lauren Shead – River Pathway Lead

Samantha Barker – Ocean and Hub Pathway Lead

Emily Bexson – Belper Lead



Ofsted Reports

To read the latest Ofsted reports please click the link(s) below

Ofsted Reports

Residential Ofsted Reports

School Information & Performance Data

Please follow the link below to the Gov.UK website to find out further information about the school including performance statistics.

Information relating to our exam/assessment results can be found here.


Esteem Multi Academy Trust

For information relating to annual reports and accounts as well as trustee information and duties, please visit the Esteem Multi-Academy Trust website.

Confidential Reporting Code

If you need to report an issue relating to the school, please be aware of the Esteem Whistleblowing Policy.

Whistleblowing Policy



Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP) is a government initiative that provides additional funding to disadvantaged pupils. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their peers. The PP initiative was started to help schools close the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and their peers. The government identifies pupils entitled to free school meals and looked after children, as indicators of further support required, and provide a fixed amount of funding per pupil.

We are committed to spending the money provided for disadvantaged students in an effective way, such that it has a direct impact on removing barriers to learning and achieving positive educational outcomes.

Pupil Premium Policy


During 2023-24 we expect to receive Pupil Premium funding of £79,485 and Recovery Premium funding of £44,504.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24 can be viewed here together with an evaluation of 2022-23.

Click here to view our Pupil Premium tiered model approach.


Primary PE Funding

Holbrook School for Autism receives specific funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all students to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

2023-24 PE and Sports Premium Funding 

National Tutoring Programme

The National Tutoring Programme is a programme launched by the Department for Education (DfE) that provides targeted funding to support progress of disadvantaged students.

At Holbrook School for Autism, we are implementing school-led tutoring to provide targeted support for our students.

NTP at Holbrook School for Autism 2022-23

Please see below link for further information:

National Tutoring Programme Guidance 2022-23

School Day

Our school day is 8.45am-3.15pm. Morning registration closes at 9.30am.

Residential students attendance is from 3.15pm to 8.45am.

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