Tollbar Academy

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Tollbar Academy
TBA Shield with tagline.png
Type Academy
Chief Executive David Hampson
Principal Steve Moon
Chair of Governors Philip Bond
Location Station Road, New Waltham
DN36 4RZ
53°31′17″N 0°04′44″W / 53.5215°N 0.0790°W / 53.5215; -0.0790Coordinates: 53°31′17″N 0°04′44″W / 53.5215°N 0.0790°W / 53.5215; -0.0790
DfE number 812/4078
DfE URN 136268 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 2052
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Website official website

Tollbar Academy is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form, with academy and specialist school status, located in New Waltham, North East Lincolnshire, England.


A secondary school with a sixth form, it serves 11- to 18-year-olds. The largest school in North East Lincolnshire, it has around 2300 pupils.[1] The College lies on the border of North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire (East Lindsey), and is one mile south of Grimsby. Students come from Grimsby, Cleethorpes, and surrounding Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire villages.


The original school was opened in 1937 for 300 pupils. It became the Tollbar Secondary Modern School. Further expansion occurred in the 1970s, and has continued. It is situated on the junction of the A16 and B1219. The school later became Tollbar Business and Enterprise College, changing to Tollbar Business, Enterprise and Humanities College in 2008/9. In Autumn 2010 the school gained Academy status, once again changing its name to Tollbar Academy. It was one of the first to change to an Academy under the new legislation as implemented by the 2010 Coalition government.

Academic performance[edit]

In July 2002, it was awarded Business and Enterprise College status. In September 2004, it was awarded foundation school status.[2] In October of the same year it announced that it was going to introduce a 5 term year.[3] The sixth form is a partnership with Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education. It gets the best GCSE results in North East Lincolnshire LEA, and the second best A level results after Franklin College.

In May 2008, Principal David Hampson suspended 74 pupils for using the school computers to play a game[4] based on the film Tron. The game was downloaded by students. The school also forbids mobile phones or any other electronic equipment.[5][6]

In September 2012, the academy was ranked number 1 in the government "Similar Schools" table, which ranks schools by results against schools with a similar intake.[7][8]

In November 2013, Tollbar Academy received its third successive "Outstanding" rating from Ofsted;[9] one of only two secondary schools in North-East Lincolnshire to receive top marks under the new, more rigorous, inspection standards [10] and the only secondary school in the area to have received this accolade three times in succession.

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