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Dear Parents/Carers and Students

I hope you and your families are safe and well.

Friday 8th October 2021 is a staff training day. Pupils are not to attend school.

Monday 1st November 2021 is a staff training day. Pupils are not to attend school.

If anyone in your household is displaying Covid-19 symptoms and/or is awaiting a Covid-19 test result; please do not send your child/children to school until after a negative test result has been reported. Please keep an eye on our website for all updates. If there are issues that develop during these difficult times please know that the school is still very much contactable and is here to support our students and community throughout.

Due to the increase in positive Covid-19 cases over the past week, as part of the outbreak management protocol, we will be reintroducing mask wearing from Thursday 16th September 2021 for all students in - that is, on entry to the school, in corridors and classrooms, everywhere except when students are outside for break and lunch times. When not eating in the dining areas students will be required to wear a mask. Any students who are exempt from mask wearing, as before, will need to wear their white lanyard. Mask wearing will be in place until further notice. Please ensure that you provide your child with two masks, one to wear and one as a spare. Thank you for your support in this.

  • If there are any class or year 'bubble' or whole school closures our remote learning arrangements will be put in place from the following school day.
  • For a class, year 'bubble' or whole school closure, remote learning for Years 7, 8 and 9 will follow the full normal timetable with 50% of each subject's lessons taught 'live' via Microsoft Teams and work set for the remaining 50% on ClassCharts.
  • For class, year 'bubble' or whole school closure remote learning for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 will follow the full normal timetable with ALL lessons taught 'live' via Microsoft Teams.
  • Paper based remote learning will be provided for students without IT access at home.
  • Student and parent/carer guidance and student code of conduct for online learning can be found here: Student and Parent Guidance and Student Code of Conduct for Online Learning
  • Risk Assessment (Covid-19) September 2021

    Covid-19 Information

    Covid Outbreak Management

    Whole School Risk Assessment

    DfE Coronavirus Information:-

    Do we have your correct contact details?
    • Parents/Carers, please can you ensure that we have your correct contact details (home address, landline number, mobile telephone number and email address) by contacting the school via email giving your child's full name and date of birth so that we can provide you with important information regarding your child’s education.

    P Shone

    Mission Statement

    The mission of Holly Lodge Science College is to provide each student a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. The Holly Lodge Science College team joins the parents and community to assist the students in developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community.

    Holly Lodge offers students a secure and purposeful environment in which every individual is valued and provides them with a wealth of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Students enjoy school, feel safe and are well prepared for the next stages of their education or employment.

    For more information please contact us on:Telephone: 0121 558 0691

    Ofsted Report 7 March 2017

    Ofsted Report March 2017

    Holly Lodge is celebrating their latest Ofsted inspection result. The inspection reports so full of really positive statements that are such a true reflection of the daily routines and progress made by students at the school. Inspectors found that “This school continues to be good” the school has a real momentum and has continued to maintain a standard it can be pleased with.

    Holly Lodge continues to be a school of parental choice and has grown significantly since the last inspection in 2013 to over 1450 students.

    The report from the inspection highlights “leadership team are fully committed to creating a culture of continuous school improvement”

    Students are “well behaved”, “engaged enthusiastically with their learning” and “polite and courteous to each other around the school site”

    As Headteacher I have to confess to being so proud of my staff and students. The school has outstanding and committed staff who continually work to challenge and develop students through their teaching and support.

    With such a resource we are able to boast about the level of progress our students make “Pupils made significantly better progress than others nationally in languages and humanities” Parents are supportive and can rest assured that their children are in an environment in which “Leaders, including governors, take their responsibilities for safeguarding very seriously.” And one in which “The curriculum includes numerous opportunities to improve pupils’ understanding of how to keep themselves safe.”

    What is more this success stretches through to a growing Sixth form which has seen records for performance beaten each year so far. Holly Lodge is a school proud of what it provides to its community and will continue to strive to live up to its core belief in ‘Success for All’.

    “The school has welcomed a considerable number of pupils who are newly arrived in the UK and are providing good support to help them develop English language skills and an understanding of British values”

    Paul Shone


    Holly Lodge School


    To see Holly Lodge 2017 Ofsted report please click here