Skip to content ↓

Holmleigh Park High School

from the Head

Page 2

  • 18/03/20

    PORTAL: All COVID-19 Updates, including Key Worker Provision

    This article lists all updates from Holmleigh Park regarding our response to the COVID-19 situation.  The letter to all parents regarding our school closure from Friday 20th March can be found here.  Letter Regarding Provision for Key Worker Children can be found here. Letter...
    Read Full Story
  • 28/02/20

    Letter from the Head, 28th February 2020

    Dear all, It's been a busy first week back.  The holidays were a busy time for Year 11 and Year 13, and I'm very grateful to all the staff who gave up their time to run interventions, and to all the students who came in and were an absolute delight to teach. It's so exciting t...
    Read Full Story
  • 14/02/20

    Letter from the Head, 14th February 2020

    Dear parents and carers, As another term draws to a close, we’re continuing to make good progress at Holmleigh Park. With over half the academic year gone, I remain very confident for the future. Over the past fortnight, I’ve been meeting with Heads of Department to look at where o...
    Read Full Story
  • 07/02/20

    Letter from the Head, 7th February 2020

    Dear all, It’s been a very productive week – especially for Year 11 and 13! In Year 11, we’ve seen the launch of our Masterclasses – optional revision classes taking place after period 6. I was inspired to see so many students choosing to attend – and I’m so...
    Read Full Story
  • 31/01/20

    Letter from the Head, 31st January 2020

    Dear all, As January draws to a close, we are looking forward to the days starting to get a little lighter again. Our Year 13s have been receiving their mocks results this week. Like Year 11, they have made excellent progress and we’re all excited to seeing their hard work pay off this s...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story
  • 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...
    Read Full Story