Providing Positive Experiences for Children
 Term 3, Part 1
UPDATE 23/5/19
Ofsted carried out a full Section 5 Inspection of Holly House in April and judged that we ‘Require Improvement’. Though it accepts that improvements were already being made following a Section 8 Inspection in September, the pace of change was too slow. The Governors, along with the Senior Leaders have planned how they can meet the challenges set out in the report and have set a timetable for improvement. If you would like to know more, please click the link below to see the full report. In due course the Head Teacher will update the plans for improvement on the website.
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We are now coming to the end of the first half of the Summer Term. It has been a short term, only 4 weeks, but a lot has been achieved in this time. Some of our Year 9 pupils are already moving on to their new schools while others are still with us through to July. Some new pupils have started and seem to be settling in well. Bikeability are in school working with our KS2 pupils on cycle skills and safety. A group of Year 8/9 pupils have completed a week on the YES project at Chesterfield Fire Station. This has been very successful and a separate feature on this should appear on this website soon.  The STEM project continues to be a success with a number of pupils working on site to develop the new outdoor learning area.
Sports Day has been booked for Tuesday 16th July at the Sheffield Hallam University Athletics Stadium. Parents are welcome to attend. More details to follow.
Whole school trip to the seaside has been booked for Thursday 18th July. The coach will depart from school at 9 am and return for taxis at 4.30 pm.
Summer Term ends at 1 pm on Friday 19th July
Our Residential Provision was inspected at the start of February and the report is now available. The reports from the previous inspections are available on-line from the Ofsted website. You can reach this by following the Ofsted link on the Parent Info drop down menu. The judgement for this year is OUTSTANDING in all areas. Well done to all the staff that have contributed to this.  More details in the latest newsletter.
A copy of the report is also available by clicking the following link Ofsted 2019 If any parent would like a printed copy of the report they may be collected from the school office.
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 son is growing out of their uniform. The Uniform checklist is on the PARENT INFO drop-down menu.
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Term Dates


  • 3 September 2018 to 26 October 2018 (40 days)
  • 5 November 2018 to 21 December 2018 (35 days)
  • 7 January 2019 to 15 February 2019 (30 days)
  • 25 February 2019 to 12 April 2019 (35 days)
  • 29 April 2019 to 24 May 2019 (19 days)
  • 3 June 2019 to 22 July 2019 (36 days)
Training Days
School will be closed to pupils on the following dates
Monday 3rd September
Tuesday 4th September
Monday 14th January (2019)
Monday 11th March
Monday 22nd July
Iain Williams (Head Teacher)   23/5/19
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Head Teacher - Mr Iain Williams

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