New team will have the Quay to unlock success

The new team at the top:  Annette Milner, Caroline Broadhead, and Kimberley Lawton
The new team at the top: Annette Milner, Caroline Broadhead, and Kimberley Lawton

There is a new team at the top at Quay Academy, with big ambitions to transform the school’s results.

Principal Kimberley Lawton arrived at the start of the year and has put in place her leadership team in a bid to ‘drive high standards, raise attainment and broaden horizons’.

New principal Kimberley Lawton

New principal Kimberley Lawton

The school became the first academy in Bridlington in January 2015, after an Ofsted inspection said it ‘required improvement’

It is run by the David Ross Academy chain, and Mrs Lawton moved to Quay from another of its schools, Thomas Hinderwell Academy in Scarborough, in January.

She has appointed her vice principal, Caroline Broadhead, who joined from Hilderthorpe School, and a new assistant headteacher, Annette Milner, who has worked at Quay for more than 30 years.

Mrs Lawton said: “We are already very lucky to have the most amazing children and this new leadership team, along with our hard-working and dedicated staff, will ensure academic excellence.”

The leadership team at Quay Academy

The leadership team at Quay Academy

The school has around 400 pupils and Mrs Lawton has already changed the timetable and introduced violin lessons for all year four children

She said: “We are incredibly lucky to attend the Summer and Winter Cup Games every year where we have met Sir Steve Redgrave, Colin Jackson and other athletes.

“We also have a year group who will perform at the Shakespeare and Dance Festivals later on in the year.”