|Motto||To make our best better|
|Closed||2014 (became Hillsview Academy)|
|DfE URN||137709 Tables|
|Colours||Black, Sky Blue and Navy
|Publication||Gillbrook Gusto Newsletter|
Gillbrook Academy (formerly Gillbrook College) was a mixed academy and sixth form in Teesville, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire. It merged with neighbouring Eston Park Academy in September 2014 and now forms part of a new single Hillsview Academy.
It was situated to the south of Eston Sports Academy on Normanby Road just off the Trunk Road(A1085) intersection, in the Anglican parish of Christ Church, with both Eston Park Academy, whose playing fields were adjoined, and Redcar & Cleveland Council Town Hall nearby.
Its students came from Normanby and Teesville, neighbouring towns and villages, and nearby Eston with the latter taking a sizeable part in the school enrolment, which before closure was around 1250, including 400 in the sixth form.
It opened in September 1955 as Eston Grammar School in Teesville with 650 boys and girls. The school motto was Sapera Aude (dare to know).
Notable former pupils
Eston Grammar School
- Prof Harry Elderfield FRS, Professor of Ocean Geochemistry and Palaeochemistry since 1999 at the Cambridge University
- John Elderfield, art historian, and curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York from 1975-2008.
- Alison Graham, TV Editor at Radio Times
- Prof Keith Gull CBE, FRS, Professor of Molecular Microbiology since 2004 at the Oxford University, and Principal since 2009 of St Edmund Hall, Oxford
- Prof Robert Sugden FBA, Professor of Economics since 1985 at the University of East Anglia
- Evening Gazette | Thousands to help schools in Redcar and Cleveland
- BBC News | Work starts on sixth form centres
- Evening Gazette | Meeting held on controversial school plans