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  • 24/01/20

    Letter from the Head, 24th January 2020

    Dear all, This week marked a couple of important milestones. First, we are now over halfway through the academic year. Year 11 and Year 13 are even further, with fewer than 60 teaching days to go until their exams begin. They continue to work hard; the GCSE drama students took their practical...
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  • 18/01/20

    Letter from the Head, 17th January 2020

    Dear all, This week, we celebrated our first set of exam results for Holmleigh Park students. A number of our Sixth Form students retook GCSE English and Maths in November. Already, twice as many students have passed than last year, and we still have more students taking the exam this summer. Wel...
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  • 10/01/20

    Letter from the Head, 10th January 2020

    Dear all, Happy New Year! We’ve hit the ground running, and it was very heartening to see just how many staff and students were genuinely excited to be back to school. We’ve had a fantastic week since. On Monday, we came together with staff from Henley Bank, Five Acres, and the...
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  • 20/12/19

    Letter from the Head, 20th December 2019

    Dear all, I write this on Friday afternoon, having just said goodbye to your children for the Christmas Holidays. On the first day of September, I asked students to do three things: Work hard, be kind, and take responsibility. They have exceeded my expectations in every possible way, and I...
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  • 13/12/19

    Letter from the Head, 13th December 2019

    Dear all, Our Christmas trees are up at Holmleigh Park, but we’ve shown no signs of slowing down for Christmas! First of all, Monday saw a team from across the Greenshaw Learning Trust come in to review our progress since becoming Holmleigh Park High School. I’m pleased to share th...
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  • 06/12/19

    Letter from the Head, 6th December 2019

    Dear all, What a week! Tuesday evening saw most of Year 7 head to Gloucester Cathedral for our first Greenshaw Carol Concert. They were an absolute credit to the school; not only were we the largest choir present, but they had the very difficult task of opening the evening with the first perfo...
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  • 29/11/19

    Letter from the Head, 29th November 2019

    Dear all, Winter has definitely arrived at Holmleigh Park this week. We hosted a very successful Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 28th November, and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about our plans for the Sixth Form going forward. The Sixth Form has always...
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  • 22/11/19

    Letter from the Head, 22nd November 2019

    Dear all, This week has seen Year 11 complete almost all their mock exams, with just Art and Photography to come next week. They have conducted themselves absolutely brilliantly, and have really given the papers their all. I was delighted to see so many opting to come in early, with close to a hu...
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  • 15/11/19

    Letter from the Head, 15th November 2019

    Dear all, We have had an absolutely fantastic week, despite some very challenging weather! On Monday, the school gathered under a cold sun for Armistice Day. I was incredibly proud of how mature and respectful the entire school were throughout the Act of Remembrance, and I was delighted that m...
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  • 09/11/19

    Letter from the Head, 8th November 2019

    Dear all, We have enjoyed a very positive start to the term so far. I am very pleased to tell you that our catering is now managed by Greenshaw Learning Trust, and the initial feedback from pupils has been very positive; the general consensus is that our food is better quality and cheaper than...
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  • 26/10/19

    Letter from the Head, 25th October 2019

    Dear all, We have reached the end of an extremely successful half term at Holmleigh Park High School. There are far too many to list them all, but some particular successes include: Students have looked absolutely brilliant in the new uniform Behaviour continues to improve, with fewer stu...
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  • 19/10/19

    Letter from the Head, 18th October 2019

    Dear all, It has been an outstanding week at Holmleigh Park. Lessons have been really buzzing, with impeccable behaviour around the building. I've welcomed a number of visitors to the Academy, all of whom have been unable to believe the transformation in the school since June 1st. The numbers...
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  • 11/10/19

    Letter from the Head, 11th October 2019

    Dear all, It’s been another very busy week at Holmleigh Park. Our Year 7 cohort were out on residential from Monday to Wednesday, and I couldn’t have been more proud of them. Despite some heavy rain, they threw themselves into caving, bridge building, canoeing, mountain biking and...
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  • 04/10/19

    Letter from the Head, 4th October 2019

    Dear parents and carers, We have had another very enjoyable week at Holmleigh Park High School, with more fantastic work in class, and some great work in netball, rugby and football. We also welcomed a number of visitors: a conference for 100 early help workers, and several local primary and seco...
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  • 27/09/19

    Letter from the Head, 27th September 2019

    Dear all, With September drawing to a close, we have had another very busy week at Holmleigh Park. On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of travelling out to the Forest of Dean to watch Year 9 and 10 take on Five Acres High School at netball and rugby. This was our first intra-Greenshaw match and it...
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  • 20/09/19

    Letter from the Head, 20th September 2019

    Dear parents, We’ve enjoyed another successful week at Holmleigh Park. On Monday, we held our first Open Evening as Holmleigh Park. It was a pleasure to welcome so many prospective students and their families, and to be able to talk to them about our beliefs. It was wonderful to hear suc...
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