UPDATE for salon owners: you can get £4000 if a new apprentice (of any age) joins your team from now until 30th September 2021. Call 07979748366 if you are interested in taking on an apprentice.
New Apprentices: apply online now to study the professional standard.
From one length cuts to blow drying perfection this is a great course the start
Learn how to mix and apply colour using the in salon techniques
Step up your salon skills with advanced colouring and cutting techniques including colour correction
Put into place the hairdressing skills you see at work in the salon - earn and learn
Carly originally trained as a dancer but when she had a family she decided on a change of career and chose hairdressing. As part of her apprenticeship studied at The Academy one day a week on Level 2 Hairdressing. After winning a place at The Academy hair and beauty competitions in January she competed at the AHT Regional Heats in Gateshead and then went on to compete at the AHT National Finals where she won 2nd place - a fantastic achievement. Well done Carly!
The course for salon skills from warm waxing to Dermalogica facials and manicure to eye treatments
Perfect your massage skills from deep tissue to aromatherapy and Indian Head massage
Alise moved from Latvia aged 16 and joined The Academy on the level 2 beauty course. She completed her work experience placement at No. 1 Health & Beauty in Malton and was offered an apprenticeship. She will now go on to study Level 3 Beauty Therapy with us whilst working in the salon. She has also completed her Level 2 Functional Skills in maths qualification and Level 1 English.
A great introduction to make up, research and apply the latest and specialist looks
Maddie is from Scarborough, she joined The Academy after leaving school and studied with us for two years. She entered The Academy Fantasy Make up competition with fellow hair and barbering student Chloe Walsh, they won joint first place. Maddie then went through to the AHT National Finals in Blackpool to represent The Academy.
Great way to learn those gents barbering and grooming techniques
Ideal course for anyone with an interest in men’s hairdressing
Jed worked in various jobs after leaving school and soon decided he wanted to be a barber. As an apprentice at Black Flag Barbers in Bridlington he worked there and came to The Academy to study Level 2 Barbering. Jed represented The Academy at a Regional AHT competitions in the Barbering category, he then went on to compete at the national finals in Blackpool. He has enjoyed learning new skills and hopes to go on to study Level 3 Barbering in September. As part of his course he passed Functional Skills in English and maths.
The Academy is 'an outstanding training provider' in all areas (Ofsted, 2015). We are a government funded training provider working in partnership with apprentices, full time students, schools, colleges and employers across Yorkshire. Since 1999 we have specialised in delivering outstanding training for the hair, barbering, make up artistry and beauty industry.
Our training contracts also cover Functional Skills in English and maths and Traineeships for young people who want to attend a valuable work placement and learn employability skills.
The Academy offers City & Guilds apprenticeships and technical certificates at Level 2 and 3. We also offer work experience packages for schools.
Apprentices and students tell us they enjoy this supportive learning environment where they can learn new skills and form new friendships. They feel safe here and know who their Safeguarding Officers are.
Training takes place at purpose-built academies in Norton (Malton), Scarborough and Whitby 6th Form. In our training salons, which are open to the public, students develop practical skills and our fully qualified tutors share a wide range of industry experience.
We aim to raise expectations, fulfil potential and ensure a confident, economically successful and socially inclusive community. We have a small team who can offer impartial advice and guidance so whatever your query we look forward to hearing from you.
Lindsay Burr MBE
Academy Director and salon owner
This fund is for schools, colleges and all other 16-19 providers to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and the courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, in lockdown. The Academy has opted in to receive this funding. Support will be prioritised for a very small group of students who have not achieved grade 4 in English and/or maths.
Quote from Lady Lumley's School student:
'I have enjoyed this course as it has allowed me to research into the hair and beauty industry including the history of it and science behind it'
Quote from Scalby School student:
'I have really enjoyed my work experience I feel so focussed here and I know now what I need to do to achieve'
The Academy Student of the Year is Shelby Pickering, who has been an Apprentice at Steps Ahead in Scarborough since leaving Pindar School.
Shelby completed her Apprenticeship in Hairdressing and is now an apprentice in barbering. Shelby represented The Academy at Regional and National AHT Hairdressing Competitions and was nominated for an Apprenticeship award at the Scarborough Business Awards held this year at Scarborough Spa.
Shelby won Hair and Beauty Apprentice of the Year at the Scarborough Talented Apprentice Recognition Awards. Shelby also won an Attendance and Endeavour award for her course.
Men’s cut and finish winner is adult learner Sophie Lister from Scarborough, second place was awarded to Apprentice Ardalan Ameen from Whitby.
Students at The Academy have held their annual hairdressing, make up and beauty competitions at the Academy on Roscoe Street, Scarborough.
Lindsay Burr MBE, Academy Director says ‘each year our students work so hard to achieve this high standard. It is a real credit to all who train and support these students from salon owners to academy tutors and all friends and family members who are involved on competition day. Good luck to all at the next stage ’.
Academy beauty therapy students completed their Privilege Day at the Dermalogica Training Centre to learn more about professional skin treatments. They performed facials on each other using new Dermalogica products and learned more about the signature rituals for the brand. This group of students and their tutor won the knowledge quiz at the end of the day.
The Academy also offers Partnership Days where Dermalogica comes into class to demonstrate how to select and use skin care products for specific clients.
Once again staff at The Academy have been praised for the level of support they give to students. For the second time they have been awarded the matrix Standard, a unique quality standard used to measure the advice and support services offered to students in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
Adult hairdressing apprentice, Carly, wins a place at the finals of a national hairdressing competitions. Carly Rackham, originally a dancer, chose to learn hairdressing after having her little girl a few years ago. Carly joined the family business, Donnelles Hair Studio in Seamer and has never looked back. She is enrolled to Level 2 in Hairdressing at The Academy on Roscoe Street in Scarborough. After Carly's success in The Academy competitions she was put forward for the North Eastern Heats and then the National Finals at Winter Gardens in Blackpool where she was awarded second place in the UK for her Blow dry skills.
If you are aged 16-18 or if you are an Apprentice your course will be funded/free. As an adult your course will be funded if you meet funding criteria.
The Academy now has its own bursary scheme which you can apply for in induction week by filling in the forms. We will need some information on your current circumstances and your family/household income. If you are entitled to any funds these will be paid into your own bank account. The money can be used to pay for course materials/kits, transport or lunches while at college.
For more information please talk to Jackie McGibbon or Julie Parker on 01653 699066.
At The Academy we are committed to achieving excellence in standards and in the quality of service we provide for all our stakeholders, only you can tell us if we are achieving this. If you are unhappy with the service you have received, or it did not meet your expectations we need to know so that we can put things right.
A complaint can be made directly to:
If an employer or apprentice is not satisfied with The Academy Director’s decision and actions or requires further clarification then a complaint can be made to the ESFA
We have a separate complaints procedure for apprentices and learners, clients and staff
All equal all different - We are committed to providing equality of opportunity. Equality is often described as treating everyone the same. However, sometimes treating people differently is the best way to treat everyone equally.
Diversity is about recognising, valuing and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Diversity is important because it allows everyone’s skill and contribution to be used and valued. The experiences and skills of different people makes a real difference to the effectiveness of The Academy and its impact on learners, staff and the community as a whole.
In October 2010 a new piece of legislation called the Equality Act came into force. This law has replaced, strengthened and added to the existing equality legislation. The Equality Act outlines a number of duties that The Academy must adhere to, and also spells out the rights, and responsibilities of the people that form The Academy community.
It also lists 9 protected characteristics, the act makes it illegal to treat someone less favourably because their ‘protected characteristic’ It also bans bullying, harassment or victimisation based on their protected characteristic.
If you are the victim of a hate incident or hate crime, or have witnessed one and want to report it, then please report it to main reception. Your report can be anonymous and, if you wish, passed on to relevant agencies such as the Police.
A hate incident is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by the offender’s hatred of someone because of their race, sexual orientation, disability and/or faith and religion. A hate incident becomes a hate crime when there is a criminal offence attached to it (such as a physical attack, a threat of attack or verbal abuse and insults)
We will monitor this policy periodically to judge its effectiveness and it will be updated in accordance with relevant changes in the law. Information provided by job applicants and you for monitoring purposes will be used only for these purposes and will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Safeguarding is about doing everything we can to make sure all our students and staff are kept safe and protected from harm.
Monday – Thursday 9am – 4.30pm, Friday 9am-4pm.
Contact our team on 01653 699066/01723 373138
Text or call 07790845794
Monday – Thursday after 5pm, Fridays after 4.30pm, weekends and bank holidays. Concerns about personal safety. Contact the Police 999 or 101. Concerns regarding health and wellbeing contact your out of hours Doctors or call the Hospital on 111. Out of hours North Yorkshire County Council social services for children and adult Contact: 01609 708 708.
The Academy has the skills, knowledge and expertise to deal with a range of safeguarding incidents and have strong and trusted links with external agencies and charities that we make referrals to in areas including: Emotional and verbal abuse, bullying and mental health.
CEOP helps any child or young people under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by following the link
A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become 'work ready'.
Designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship but you are not quite sure if you have the skills you need or your lack confidence and work experience a Traineeship could be what you need. It can last from 6 weeks to 6 months and will either lead you to employment/Apprenticeship or to a place on a full time college course.
North East Finalist
Most Wanted Look Finalist
Most Wanted Local Salon Winner
British Hairdressing Business Awards
Salon of the Year Finalist
Lindsay Burr MBE
Winner of Local Business Awards
Pride of Malton
Business Personality of the Year Award
OFSTED Beacon Status
STARS Awards 2017
Winner of Hair and Beauty Apprentice Award
Runner up in Small Business Category
Pride of Malton and Norton Awards
Teacher of the Year Finalists 2012, 2013 and 2015
Winner of Bright Young Star Award 2014
Winner of Customer Service Award 2013
The office in Norton is open throughout the year we do not close for the holidays except for Christmas - hours are 9.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday but you can contact us via email email@example.com or call/text 07790845794 out of hours. The Scarborough Academy is generally closed in the term holidays and is closed on Fridays all year round.
Competition day at Scarborough Academy Tuesday 12th January 2021
L2 Barbering Friday 5th March 2021 (resit 9/6/21) 9.30 – 11.30am
L2 Cutting and styling Thursday 11th March 2021 (resit 16/6/21) 9.30 – 11.30 am
L2 Beauty Therapy Monday 15th March 2021 (resit 14/6/21) 9.30 -12.00
L2 Make up Artistry 15th March 2021 (resit 9/6/21) 1.30 -3.30pm
Wednesday 16th December 2020 is The Academy staff training day
We do not have a staff training day on Monday 4th January 2021, we are open as usual
26th April 2021 Exam results day Hair and Barbering
10th May 2021 Exam results day Beauty and make up
11th June 2021 Deadline for uploading level synoptic assignment evidence inc optional units and employer involvement.
19th August 2021 Results day for learners
Term starts: Monday 7 September 2020
Half term holiday: Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020
Christmas holiday: Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021
Term starts: Monday 4 January 2021
Half term holiday: Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021
Easter holiday: Monday 29 March 2021 to Friday 9 April 2021
Term starts: Monday 12 April 2021
May bank holiday: Monday 3 May 2021
Half term: Monday 31 May 2021 to Friday 4 June 2021
Term ends: Monday 26 July 2021
Academy Hair & Beauty
23 Commercial Street
Academy Hair & Beauty
69 Roscoe Street
For general enquiries please phone the office on 01653 699066. For the Norton Training salons please call 01653 699066.
For Scarborough Academy and Training salon call 01723 373138.