Havelock Academy

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Havelock Academy
Havelock Academy Logo.png
Motto Broadening Horizons
Established September 2007
Sponsor David Ross
Founder David Ross Foundation
Location Holyoake Road
Old Clee, Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN32 8JH
53°33′35″N 0°03′04″W / 53.5596°N 0.051°W / 53.5596; -0.051Coordinates: 53°33′35″N 0°03′04″W / 53.5596°N 0.051°W / 53.5596; -0.051
DfE number 812/6907
DfE URN 135294 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 918
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Archer
Former name Havelock School
Website www.havelockacademy.co.uk

Havelock Academy is a secondary school and sixth form, with Academy status, based in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England.


It is situated north of the A46, near the junction with the A1031, on the opposite of the road from the former Matthew Humberstone School (also now an Academy).


The school is named after Havelok the Dane.

The Havelock School[edit]

It had around 900 boys and girls in the 1960s, administered by the County Borough of Grimsby Education Committee. It had grammar, technical, commercial and modern streams.


It became a comprehensive in 1968 with 1300 boys and girls. From 1974-96 it was administered by Humberside Education Committee. In 1987, a 13-year-old boy drowned on a school trip to Scarborough.

Prior to opening in September 2007, the Academy was previously known as Havelock School.


It became an Academy in 2007, sponsored by the David Ross Education Trust. The academy was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on 5 March 2013, who was carrying out engagements in Grimsby on the day.

Academic results[edit]

As a comprehensive, the school came in the bottom thirty schools in England at GCSE. In 2000, it came in the bottom forty. Around 6% gained 5 good GCSE grades.

In 2009, as an Academy, around 40% gain five good GCSEs - the fourth best in Grimsby.

Notable former pupils[edit]

The Havelock School[edit]

Martin Vickers. MP for Cleethorpes 2010 - Attended Havelock 1962-67


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