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UPDATE Monday 23rd March

Holly House School is still open, but only for children who’s parents have ‘Key Worker’ status as defined by the Government and only when they cannot be cared for safely at home and children who have social care involvement and only then when they are at risk of harm by staying at home. For more details, click the links below.

Updated plan for COVID-19 – 23/3/20

Covid-19 letter to parents 23/3/20

Advice on free school meals 20/3/20

UPDATE – Friday 20th March

Holly House School is open and will remain open up to the end of term on Friday 3rd April. See newsletter etc below for details.

I. Williams     20/3/20



Holly House is open as usual this week. The situation is changing on a daily basis and we will let parents/carers know as soon as we know if school has to close. We are currently taking every precaution to maintain a safe environment at school. Hand sanitiser is available through out the school and pupils are being encouraged to wash their hands at every opportunity, but especially after using the toilet and before eating. Surfaces such as tables, desks and door handles are being regularly wiped with anti-bacterial agents. Staff and pupil health is also being monitored daily. All non-essential visitors to school have been told to stay away. No new appointments are being made. All offsite trips and visits have been postponed until further notice apart from prearranged extended day activities and Outdoor Education.
The current advice is –
  • Maintain good personal hygiene
  • If you have a high temperature/fever and persistent cough or shortness of breath – stay at home. Self-isolate for at least 14 days.
  • If anyone in your family has these symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Inform school
If there are any changes to this advice, parents/carers will be informed by text.
Iain Williams 17/3/20


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Covid letter to parents 20.3.20

Holly House Plan for Covid-19

COVID-19 NEWS 18.3.20

For the latest advice from the Government, click the link below
For the latest advice about childcare, click the link below
For advice about Hand Washing, click
REMINDER – Pupils should not be taken out of school during term time for family holidays. Doing so may result in a fine. The Head Teacher can give permission for absence from school for a family holiday only in Exceptional Circumstances. Permission forms are available from the main school office.
Reminder about School Uniform – There is Pupil Premium funding available for uniform. Please get in touch with the office if your child is growing out of their uniform. The Uniform checklist is on the PARENT INFO drop-down menu.
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Previous Newsletters are available by clicking the link on the right.
Term Dates >

2019/2020 academic year

  • 3 September 2019 to 25 October 2019 (39 days)
  • 4 November 2019 to 20 December 2019 (35 days)
  • 6 January 2020 to 14 February 2020 (30 days)
  • 24 February 2020 to 3 April 2020 (30 days)
  • 20 April 2020 to 22 May 2020 (24 days)
  • 1 June 2020 to 21 July 2020 (37 days).

Bank holidays

  • 25 and 26 December 2019
  • 1 January 2020
  • 10 April 2020 (Good Friday)
  • 13 April 2020 (Easter Monday)
  • 8 May 2020
  • 25 May 2020 (spring bank holiday)
  • 31 August 2020 (summer bank holiday).
Training Days
School will be closed to pupils on the following dates
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Wednesday 4th September 2019
Thursday 5th September 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Monday 20th April 2020
Iain Williams (Head Teacher)   30/8/19
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Holly House School

Church Street

Old Whittington


S41 9QR


Tel: 01246 450530

Head Teacher - Mr Iain Williams

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