Thrybergh Academy

Thrybergh Academy and Sports College is a coeducational all-through school with academy status in Thrybergh, South Yorkshire, England.

Thrybergh Academy
Arran Hill

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S65 4BJ

Coordinates53.4508°N 1.2968°W / 53.4508; -1.2968
MottoAchieving Starts with Believing
Department for Education URN140254 Tables
Head teacherMr Steven Rhodes
Age3 to 16
Enrolment501 as of January 2014
Previous namesThybergh Secondary Modern School (1950s–????)
Thybergh Comprehensive School (????–2008)
Thybergh School and Sports College (2008–2013)

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, 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.

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 2003SatisfactoryReport
11–12 May 2005Unsatisfactory (special measures)Report
21–22 February 2006SatisfactoryReport
26–27 January 2009GoodReport
3–4 July 2013GoodReport
25–26 April 2017Requires improvementReport
15–16 January 2019Inadequate (special measures)Report


  • Mr Horace Edgar (Mick) Winch (born 1908 died 1977, first headteacher who arrived from Wath Secondary School)
  • Mr David Pridding (April 2005–August 2009)
  • Mrs Beverley Clubley (September 2009–August 2014)
  • Mrs Siobhan Kent (September 2014–April 2017)
  • Mr Steven Rhodes (April 2017-August 2017)
  • Mr Simon Graves (September 2017- )


  1. John Doxey. "THRYBERGH COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. "About the School: Thrybergh Academy & Sports College". Retrieved 4 May 2017.

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