Providing Positive Experiences for Children
 Term 2, Part 2
UPDATE 1/4/19
It may be April Fools Day, but ……………
Holly House has had the call from Ofsted this morning and we will be undergoing an Education Inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. If any parents, staff or pupils would like to contribute to the inspection they can through the Ofsted website. Details of how to do this will be sent out later today.
UPDATE 21/3/19
Yesterday, school closed early to allow staff to attend the funeral of Jak Hikin, a Year 10 pupil at Outwood Academy. Jak spent 3 years at Holly House, moving back to mainstream last September. He really made a success of his time here and is missed by staff and pupils alike. A collage of photographs and messages from staff and pupils was taken to the service at Mansfield Crematorium. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Click here for more information.
We are into March and the snow has held off so far this winter. I hope that we now get through to Easter without any disruption. Our Year 9 pupils are preparing for transition as they move on to the next stage of their education in the summer. We sent out Interim Reports to parents on the 15th February to let you know how your child has progressed during the first half of the school year. This is an opportunity to reflect and plan for further progress in the second part of the year. I hope that all parents received their reports. If not then please get in touch with the office and a copy can be resent. Though it is important that every pupil makes academic progress, especially in the core subjects (English, Maths & Science) it is also essential that they make progress towards their social and behavioural targets. Seeing the progress our pupils make with their social and life skills is very rewarding to all the staff at Holly House. If any parents would like to discuss aspects of the Interim Reports or generally discuss progress then please get in touch with the office.
Ofsted Inspectors visited Holly House on Wednesday 26th September to carry out a Section 8 Inspection. As a result of this we are still ‘GOOD’ and have been given some areas for improvement. The report is available on the Ofsted website. You can view the report by clicking Here.
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)   19/3/19
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