As a not-for-profit social enterprise, our ambition is to work within our local community to offer excellent services and facilities and we’ve truly enjoyed building a strong relationship with the academy during this time.
It is therefore with great sadness that we announce that Holbrook Sports Centre will not reopen to the general public, but will still be used by the school.
This decision has been made in partnership with Abbeycroft Leisure and Holbrook Academy.
However, we are pleased to report that the Academy is looking to work directly with sports clubs and community groups to facilitate Covid safe use of the sports halls and pitches where possible.
Following the closure of the centre in March, as a direct response to the government’s guidelines around the pandemic, academies across the country have introduced Covid Safe measures to ensure that students and staff are kept safe.
Tracey Loynds, Development Director at Abbeycroft said:
“We have really enjoyed being a part of the community in Holbrook and we’re sad to see this facility closed to the public. We do understand the frustration and disappointment that this will no doubt bring to members, however, the leisure industry is having to find new, innovative ways of working, so it’s great news that the academy will be considering further options for community groups as well as the students.”
Tom Maltby, Headteacher at Holbrook Academy said:
“Holbrook Academy would like to thank Abbeycroft Leisure. Their energy and commitment made a really positive difference for our students’ and for our shared community. The Academy will continue to be an outward-looking school at the heart of Holbrook and we will look closely at ways of reaching out to the community following the sad closure of this important facility.”
Abbeycroft members and staff have been informed and given guidance about their membership payments.
If you would like to get in touch about your membership at Holbrook, please find contact details here