Providing Positive Experiences for Children
 Term l, Part ll
We started back on Monday 5th November and are new heading towards our Christmas celebrations in December. The Annual Christams Dinner will be on Thursday 20th December and the entertainment has already been booked. Term ends at 1pm on Friday 21st December. In the last week there will be two reward trips to Megazone (Derby), one for each Key Stage. During this term the Parent Survey questionaires will be sent out. It is hoped that all parents will return these to the school office by Friday 7th December. If you do not receive a copy they can be obtained by ringing the school office or downloaded from here. They are also available in the ‘download’ section of this website. All parents who return their forms will earn their child 100 extra bonus points and be entered in a prize draw. More details to follow.
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 back in January, and the report from this is now available on-line from the Ofsted website. You can reach this by following the Ofsted link on the Parent Info drop down menu. The overall judgement was again ‘GOOD’ with ‘OUTSTANDING’ for ‘How well children are helped and protected’.
A copy of the report is also available by clicking the following link. Holly House Residential Ofsted Report 2018  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.
Fundraising Efforts – Staff at Holly House recently completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge and raised over £2,000 for Ashgate Hospice. Click here for more details.
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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 11th March (2019)
Monday 3rd June (2019)
Monday 22nd July (2019)
Iain Williams (Head Teacher)   7/9/18
Updated 20/11/18
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