Who’s Who

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Sam Bayliss – Headteacher

Mr Richard Jackson – Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Lucy Hunt – Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Kelly Thorne – Head of Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

Miss Gail Edmonds – School Business Manager

Middle Leadership Team

Mrs Esme Kavanagh – Head of Residential Care

Miss Louise Story – Stream Pathway Lead

Miss Lauren Shead – River Pathway Lead

Miss Lea Wilson – Ocean Pathway Lead

Miss Sally Petcher – Hub Pathway Lead

Mrs Hayley Barwick – Coaching 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

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 MAT Confidential Reporting Policy.

Confidential Reporting (Whistle-blowing 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 2022-23 we expect to receive pupil premium funding of £78,640.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-23 can be viewed here together with an evaluation of 2021-22.



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.

An evaluation of our 2020-21 funding and 2021-22 plan can be found below:

Primary Evaluation 2020-21

Primary Funding 2021-22

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

COVID-19 Catch-up Premium

Funding of £30,480 was allocated to Holbrook in 2020-21 and here is how it was spent.

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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