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  • INsight 19th May

    INsight 19th May

    Check out the 12th May 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • New Holly Hall PE Kit

    New Holly Hall PE Kit

    Following months of consultation with our Student Leaders, we are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Holly Hall PE kit as from September 2017. The kit has been designed to be more comfortable and practical as well as providing layers for all conditions.  The new kit brings a more striking and professional […]Read More »
  • Scotty G’s Improvement Survey

    Scotty G’s Improvement Survey

    As you may be aware the appearance of Scotty G’s will be improving over half term, to coincide with this we would also like to improve your food choices, please tell us what would improve things for you by completing the short survey here.  Read More »
  • GCSE Examinations

    GCSE Examinations

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal: The countdown is over!  Today is the official start of the GCSE examinations.  At Holly Hall our first examinations take place on Monday 15th May.  All students have been given their own individual timetables.  But, just as a reminder, below is the timetable for next week.  We request that all […]Read More »
  • STEM Taster Day – Dudley College

    STEM Taster Day – Dudley College

    Mrs Turton, AIG and Career Aspiration Advisor:  On 4th May eleven Year 10 students attended a STEM event at Dudley college.  The workshops took place in the Advance and Dudley Sixth Campus. Students took part in three workshops, coding in mathematics, Animal science and an Engineering workshop delivered by Highways England. Students also had the opportunity to speak to BETA, […]Read More »
  • INsight 12th May

    INsight 12th May

    Check out the 12th May 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Proposed Transfer into the Dudley Academies Trust Meeting

    Proposed Transfer into the Dudley Academies Trust Meeting

    As you may already be aware, the Governing Body of The Holly Hall Academy is seeking to become a member of the newly created Dudley Academies Trust. At 6pm on Wednesday 10th May 2017 here at the Academy to enable parents to learn more about this. Please click here to read full letter regarding this.Read More »
  • INsight 5th May

    INsight 5th May

    Check out the 28th April 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • INsight 28th April

    INsight 28th April

    Check out the 28th April 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Easter Message From The Principal

    Easter Message From The Principal

    Rob Hatch, Principal: We have reached the end of another fantastic term! It doesn’t seem long ago that we were arriving to and departing from the Academy in the dark. The lighter mornings signify that spring is here and that we are on the eve of the exams. It is a crucial time for Year […]Read More »
  • INsight 7th April

    INsight 7th April

    Check out the 31st March 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Year 8 Parents Evening & Options

    Year 8 Parents Evening & Options

    Mr Parmar: The Year 8 Parents Evening takes place on Tuesday 4th April. All appointments should have been made using our online booking system. If you require any assistance, please contact the Year 8 Intervention Coordinator, Miss Macefield. OPTIONS: Could you please ensure that the Year 8 Options form is returned to your child’s Form […]Read More »
  • Dudley College Visit

    Dudley College Visit

    Mrs Turton, Year 10 Intervention Coordinator: This week some of our Year 11 students visited Dudley College. Here is what they said about their visit: Ashleigh Jones and Laura Bayley: “During the visit we had a tour around the campuses. We looked at Hair & Beauty, Catering, Leisure & Tourism and Performing Arts. All of […]Read More »
  • Race For Life

    Race For Life

    Mr Harris, PE Teacher: On Enrichment Day, Year 7 students and Year 5 / 6 students from local primary schools took part in a fundraising ‘Race for Life’ event. The day went really well with some fantastic efforts from both the primary pupils and our Year 7 students. A special mention goes to Zachary Lamb […]Read More »
  • INsight 31st March 2016

    INsight 31st March 2016

    Check out the 31st March 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Feature on Sport

    Feature on Sport

    Football YEAR 7: Year 7 team played their maiden game against Worsley School. The weather was poor and the pitch reflected this. Slowly we started to take control of the game where we created some great opportunities finishing the first half with a 2-0 lead. We made some changes to the team for the second […]Read More »
  • Advance II Visit

    Advance II Visit

    Mrs Turton, Intervention Coordinator: Recently Principal, Rob Hatch and myself visited Dudley Advance II. The construction industry is changing and needs a workforce that is trained in new and innovative construction methods to meet the industry’s future needs. Dudley College has invested over £12m in Dudley Advance II, a new Centre for Advanced Building Technologies. […]Read More »
  • INsight 24th March 2017

    INsight 24th March 2017

    Check out the 24th March 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Key Stage 4 Options Guides

    Key Stage 4 Options Guides

    To support the Key Stage 4 Options Evening, which is taking place on Tuesday 21st March 2017, please find below the options guides for the three different pathways. Yellow Pathway Options Guide (Download .pdf) Green Pathway Options Guide (Download .pdf) Purple Pathway Options Guide (Download .pdf)Read More »
  • Key Stage 4 Options Evening

    Key Stage 4 Options Evening

    On Tuesday 21st March we will be holding our Key Stage 4 Options Evening. Parents of Year 8 and 9 students should have already received letters about the event. For more information contact Mrs Lee at the school.Read More »
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal: We are now a directly licensed DofE Centre. On 1st March I attended a Licence Presentation Ceremony at the Dudley Canal Trust. We are looking forward to working with our first group of students this year. I am pictured here receiving our Licence Certificate from Phil Brown, the Regional Director for […]Read More »
  • Dance Show

    Dance Show

    On Wednesday evening 8 pupils represented Holly Hall Academy in a dance show at Stourbridge Town Hall. This was a collaboration dance event with other Dudley schools. The girls performed two dance pieces; a jazz piece and a contemporary piece in front of a sold out audience of over 250 people. Well done girls! Year […]Read More »
  • INsight 17th March 2017

    INsight 17th March 2017

    Check out the 17th March 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Performing Arts Showcase

    Performing Arts Showcase

    If you enjoyed ‘Holly Hall Unplugged’ then you may be interested in our next event. Our Performing Arts Showcase will take place on 30th March. This will be an evening of drama and dance provided by Holly Hall students. Tickets for the evening are available from reception and for more information please speak to Miss […]Read More »
  • 2017 EXAMINATIONS

    2017 EXAMINATIONS

    Mr Parmar, Assistant Principal: Examinations will be taking place until Tuesday 21st March. These are particularly important for Year 11 students as they approach their GCSEs.Read More »
  • Athletics Competition

    Athletics Competition

    Mr Biddlecombe, PE Teacher:  On Wednesday 1st March Holly Hall hosted and ran the Dudley North Indoor Athletics Competition which included a number of track events as well as some field events.  We entered two boys teams and one girls team into the competition to compete against the Dormston School. Both competitions were very close, […]Read More »
  • Insight 10th March 2017

    Insight 10th March 2017

    Check out the 10th March 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • The New GCSE Grades 9-1 Explained

    The New GCSE Grades 9-1 Explained

    There’s still some confusion about the new GCSE grades 9-1, particularly how they compare to the ‘old’ grading system of A*-G. This video hopes to briefly explain the changes and to put at least some minds at rest about their implications.      Read More »
  • Business Enterprise Day

    Business Enterprise Day

    Mr Biddlecombe, Business Enterprise Teacher: On 16th February the Year 11 Business group hosted a Business Enterprise day. A number of events ran during the day including cake sales, a car wash, a FIFA tournament and a 5-a-side football tournament. The whole day was a success, with each business making a profit to give to […]Read More »
  • Enrichment Day 4

    Enrichment Day 4

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Enrichment: Enrichment Day4 takes place on Thursday 9th March. Year 7 will be learning about post 16 destinations, aspirations and goals. They will also take part in the ‘Race for Life’ to raise funds for Cancer Research – Don’t forget your PE kits! Year 8 will be visiting the […]Read More »
  • Dudley College Theatre Visit

    Dudley College Theatre Visit

    Miss Harrison, Leader of English: On Friday 17th February, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take all Year 10 and 11 students to Dudley College to watch Big Brum Theatre Company’s production of Macbeth. Closer working partnerships, as we become part of the new Dudley Multi Academy Trust, meant we were able […]Read More »
  • INsight 3rd March 2017

    INsight 3rd March 2017

    Check out the 3rd March 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • February Half Term

    February Half Term

    The Academy closes to students at 3.00pm today for the half-term break. We will re-open on Monday 27th February 2017. Hope you have a well deserved break.Read More »
  • Year 7 Go Monster Mad

    Year 7 Go Monster Mad

    Miss Adams, Textiles Teacher: Year 7 have been enjoying the Monster themed project as they learn new skills in Textiles. From learning how to operate a sewing machine, to producing a stuffed Monster, students will build on their experiences throughout Key stage 3, and beyond if chosen at GCSE. To see more exciting projects that […]Read More »
  • Ahmed Nawaz Visit

    Ahmed Nawaz Visit

    An article by The Media Team: On Monday this week Ahmad Nawaz, a young survivor of the 2014 Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan visited the Academy. At the age of 13, Ahmad was at school when a group of armed terrorists broke in and opened fire. A total of 9 teachers and 132 […]Read More »
  • Insight 17th February 2017

    Insight 17th February 2017

    Check out the 17th February 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Year 9 Parents Evening

    Year 9 Parents Evening

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal:  The Year 9 Parent’s Consultation Evening takes place on Tuesday 14th February from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.  Appointments should be made using our online booking system.  If you have any queries regarding the evening, please contact Miss Williams, Year 9 Intervention Coordinator in the first instance.  Read More »
  • Parliament Visit

    Parliament Visit

    Miss Haycock, Leader of PSHE & Transition: On Friday 3rd February 2017, twenty Year 9 & 10 Student Leaders visited London. We travelled by train to London Euston and then on the London Underground to Westminster. The group took in the sights by taking a walk along Whitehall, passing Downing Street and then strolling down […]Read More »
  • Holly Hall Unplugged

    Holly Hall Unplugged

    You are invited to an evening of acoustic music THURSDAY 2ND MARCH 6.30PM Tickets are available from main reception £2 each  Read More »
  • Insight 10th February 2017

    Insight 10th February 2017

    Check out the 10th February 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Dudley Academies Trust gets Government Backing

    Dudley Academies Trust gets Government Backing

    Rob Hatch, Principal:  I hope that you are all now fully aware that Holly Hall will become a founding member of the Dudley Academies Trust. This is a wonderful opportunity to work far more collaboratively with other schools and academies. We will be able share resources, knowledge, training and a wide range of other opportunities […]Read More »
  • Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Congratulations to Callum Rudge (Year 7) (pictured below with Mr Nation), the winner of Mr Nation’s Calculations.  He presented the solution 0 + 4 = 4.  The other solution was 8 – 4 = 4.  Callum’s name was drawn from all of the correct answers received.  He won a W H Smith gift voucher. Well […]Read More »
  • Focus on Art and Design

    Focus on Art and Design

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Enrichment:  It is a very busy time in the Design department at the moment with Year 11 students gearing up for their examinations. In catering this week Miss Milovsorov reports students have been completing their controlled assessment by cooking their own individual recipes. In both art and 3D Year […]Read More »
  • Insight 3rd February 2017

    Insight 3rd February 2017

    Check out the 3rd February 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Dudley Academies Trust gets government backing

    Dudley Academies Trust gets government backing

    We are excited to announce that a new multi academy trust for Dudley, the Dudley Academies Trust (the Trust), has been given the go ahead by the Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands and the Department for Education.  The Trust will bring together Holly Hall Academy with Castle High School, Hillcrest School and Community College and […]Read More »
  • Gone Shopping Project

    Gone Shopping Project

    Miss Adams, Textiles Teacher:  First introduced in the US in 1977, plastic shopping bags for bagging groceries at stores flourished in the 1980s and 1990s, replacing paper bags. In 1990s, governments in some countries started to impose taxes on distribution of disposable plastic bags. Supermarkets have encouraged shoppers to stop using disposable plastic bags to […]Read More »
  • Focus on ICT

    Focus on ICT

    Mr Dhesi, Head of ICT:  The year 10 GCSE Computer Science group has been very busy this term developing their problem solving and programming skills in Python. This is a brand new course and covers six key areas, including programming, problem solving, data, computers, communication & the internet and the bigger picture. The course offers […]Read More »
  • Sports Leaders

    Sports Leaders

    Mr Biddlecombe, PE Teacher:  Would you like to be a Sports Leader and help the PE department host some events? On Wednesday 1st and Wednesday 8th March the PE Department are playing host to local schools for two indoor athletics events.  In order to run these events successfully we need your help! We will provide […]Read More »
  • Keeping Holly Hall Tidy

    Keeping Holly Hall Tidy

    After last week’s focus on litter during assemblies, Student Leaders were asked to play a part in helping to ensure that the Academy  was kepy tidy. Amman Ahmed (Year 9) said  “I would like to congratulate everyone who has stopped leaving litter.  We still have a way to go but hope that everyone is more […]Read More »
  • Insight 27th January 2017

    Insight 27th January 2017

    Check out the 27th January 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Anne Frank Exhibition

    Anne Frank Exhibition

    Mrs Alam, Head of History:  Tours of the Anne Frank Exhibition continued this week.  We welcomed students from Castle High School, High Arcal School and Hillcrest School and Community College.  Here’s what some of the students said about the workshops. Aaliah Azam (Year 7):  “Today was a really fun and interesting day.  I loved learning […]Read More »
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Mr Biddlecombe, PE Teacher:   This week students in Years 9 and 10 have been provided with information about the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) is a scheme that offers a major challenge with three progressive award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold).  You take part in a wide range of activities and […]Read More »
  • Internal Year 10 and Year 11 Examinations

    Internal Year 10 and Year 11 Examinations

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal:  From Monday 23rd January, students in all years will be following a detailed programme of examinations across a range of subjects. These examinations are crucial for Year 11, as the results will be used to inform post 16 providers about progress.  They will help students preparing for courses they may […]Read More »
  • Albion Foundation

    Albion Foundation

    Miss O’Neill, English Teacher:  This week, selected students in key stage 3 began working on an intensive literacy course in conjunction with West Bromwich Albion.  Set up by the Premier League, this fantastic opportunity aims to close the gap in boys’ achievement and improve literacy through an engaging writing programme.  This week’s sessions involved getting to know Enterprise Coordinator […]Read More »
  • Insight 20th January 2017

    Insight 20th January 2017

    Check out the 20th January 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Anne Frank Exhibition

    Anne Frank Exhibition

    Mrs Alam, Head of History:  Tours of The Anne Frank Exhibition began on Monday this week.  Eighteen Year 9 Peer Guides received their training before leading the exhibition for the rest of the week. During their training the students, along with the rest of Year 9, were able to listen to a talk by Holocaust […]Read More »
  • Art Competition Winners

    Art Competition Winners

    Mr Sharp, Coordinator of Art & Design:  Congratulations to Nathan Glear (Year 9) and Sara Shakespeare (Year 11) who have been selected to have their art work displayed in Sandwell College’s 2017 calendar. Their work was selected from a wide range of entries from different schools and each received a £50 Amazon voucher for their […]Read More »
  • Keep In Touch

    Keep In Touch

    It is very important that the Academy is able to contact parents/carers, particularly in the case of a medical emergency.  All students were given a letter and data collection sheet last week. The letter requests that you check the details we have recorded for your child and amend if necessary.  Could we please request that […]Read More »
  • Insight 13th January 2017

    Insight 13th January 2017

    Check out the 13th January 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Academy Open as normal

    Academy Open as normal

    Holly Hall Academy is open as normal to both students and staff.  Please refer to the website for any more updates.  Thank you.   Please take care when travelling to the Academy.Read More »
  • Getting Ready to Excel

    Getting Ready to Excel

    Mr Hatch, Principal:  Happy New Year! I am delighted to be able to welcome everyone back. I hope that you all had a safe and restful Christmas break. Many of us at this time of year make New Year resolutions – the special promises we make to ourselves about being better at something. The most […]Read More »
  • Enrichment Day

    Enrichment Day

    Mr Townley, Enrichment Coordinator:  Enrichment Day3 takes place on Tuesday 10th January with a busy day of activities planned for all year groups. Year 7 will be having a pantomime themed day – oh no they won’t, oh yes they will!  With a coach full of students going to The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton to […]Read More »
  • 5* Rating

    5* Rating

    Scotty G’s recently received a visit from  the local authorities Environmental Health Officers (EHO). They came to inspect the kitchen and food preparation areas in Scotty G’s. We are proud to announce that Scotty G’s was given the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Nicola, the Catering Manager and the catering staff are pictured below. […]Read More »
  • Insight 6th January 2017

    Insight 6th January 2017

    Check out the 6th January 2017 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Bar Mock Trials

    Bar Mock Trials

    Mr Clarke, Mathematics Teacher:  On Saturday 26th November 2016, twenty-one Holly Hall students participated in the annual Bar National Mock Trial Competition hosted by the Citizenship Foundation at the Nottingham Combined Court. The competition involved pupils taking on the roles of various court staffs in the Crown Court. The Barristers were required to present their […]Read More »
  • Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Congratulations to Lucy Landucci (7HAY) who is the winner of Mr Nation’s Calculations.  Lucy  worked out that the missing value was 13. Her name was drawn out from all of the correct entries received.  She is pictured here with her prize of a W H Smith gift voucher.  Read More »
  • Insight 9th December 2016

    Insight 9th December 2016

    Check out the 9th December 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Insight 2nd December 2016

    Insight 2nd December 2016

    Check out the 2nd December 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Art & Design at Holly Hall on the International stage

    Art & Design at Holly Hall on the International stage

    Mr Sharp, Coordinator of Art & Design:  Last Friday I was invited by iJADE (International Journal for Art and Design Education) to present a lecture about Art and Design at Holly Hall Academy. At the 2-day event at Chester University, speakers from as far as Canada, Korea, Australia and the USA came to discuss art […]Read More »
  • Skills Show

    Skills Show

    Mr Sissons, Leader of Humanities:  Last Friday 140 students from Years 10 and 11 visited the NEC for the Skills Show  – the UK’s largest apprenticeship and careers event.  Students said how enjoyable the day was and how useful they found the various stalls, speeches and demonstrations  they visited. Melissa Cooper (Year 11):  “The Skills […]Read More »
  • Holly Hall 50th Anniversary

    Holly Hall 50th Anniversary

    You may be aware that Holly Hall is 50 years old this year.  The Academy, on its current site, is celebrating its Golden Anniversary, having opened in September 1966. To celebrate we are organising a special event in December, to mark the occasion.  If you, or anyone you know, can remember the Academy when it […]Read More »
  • Insight 25th November 2016

    Insight 25th November 2016

    Check out the 25th November 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Black Country Consortium

    Black Country Consortium

    On Tuesday Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal and Year 11 students Elle Gjoka and Jasmine White (pictured) visited the Black Country Consortium at Brierley Hill. The purpose of the visit was to meet with Dr Floyd Millen, Head of Operational Delivery and Angela Tellyn, Regional Lead for the Careers and Enterprise Company.  They wanted to learn […]Read More »
  • Holly Hall’s 50th Anniversary

    Holly Hall’s 50th Anniversary

    You may be aware that Holly Hall is 50 years old this year.  The school, on its current site, is celebrating its Golden Anniversary, having opened in September 1966. To celebrate we are organising a special event in December, to mark the occasion.  If you, or anyone you know, can remember the Academy when it […]Read More »
  • Insight 18th November 2016

    Insight 18th November 2016

    Check out the 18th November 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Focus on Geography

    Focus on Geography

    Mrs Mikkelsen, Head of Geography: The year 11 geographers have been busy this term and have just finished writing up their controlled assessment. This involved 85 students visiting Carding Mill Valley in the Shropshire Hills. They had to look for evidence of good or bad management of the site and collect data ready for analysis […]Read More »
  • Skills Show

    Skills Show

    On Enrichment Day, Friday 18th November, a group of students from Years 10 and 11 will be visiting the NEC to take part in the UK’s largest apprenticeship and careers event – The Skills Show. All students attending have been sent a letter detailing the necessary arrangements for the day. Further details of the fantastic […]Read More »
  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    A report by Rhiannon Edmonds, Head Girl and Dawid Jedryszczak, Head Boy: The Student Leadership teams have been busy working on their plans for the year. COFO are currently working on the Poppy Appeal and have been selling merchandise in the Academy. They are also planning their fundraising for Children in Need. GWACA have been […]Read More »
  • Remembrance

    Remembrance

    Mr Taylor, History Teacher: Friday 11th November marks the 98th Anniversary of the end of World War One and is Remembrance Day. This week, assemblies have been about the importance of remembering those who lost their lives so that we may live, as well as supporting those who have lost loved ones or have relatives […]Read More »
  • Insight 11th November 2016

    Insight 11th November 2016

    Check out the 11th November 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Focus on History

    Focus on History

    Mrs Alam, Head of History:  Irish author, Edmund Burke, once famously said “those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it”. With events in the news and public eye at the moment, Holly Hall students are certainly getting to grips with the background to some key events. October saw the 950th anniversary of […]Read More »
  • Poppy Appeal

    Poppy Appeal

    This year, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to Rethink Remembrance by recognising the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation too. For many people, Remembrance is associated with the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. While we will always remember them, the Legion wants […]Read More »
  • Year 10 Settling In Evening

    Year 10 Settling In Evening

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal:   The transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 can be a testing time for some Year 10 students. Here at Holly Hall Academy, we aim to make the transition process as smooth as possible. A letter has been sent to Year 10 parents and carers inviting them to […]Read More »
  • Insight 4th November 2016

    Insight 4th November 2016

    Check out the 4th November 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • MP Ian Austin Opens our Skills Centre

    MP Ian Austin Opens our Skills Centre

    You may recall an article recently by Student Leader Haania Hussain about our new Skills Centre.  This week, the Centre was opened officially by the Labour MP for Dudley North, Ian Austin. The new state-of-the-art centre will enable students to learn construction trades, hair-dressing and beauty and other skills.  The centre has been developed by […]Read More »
  • Wellbeing Team

    Wellbeing Team

    An article by Kira Vaughan (Leader of the Wellbeing Team):  The Wellbeing Team aim to ensure that every student is provided for equally, whilst also fulfilling the Academy values.  We get involved with issues such as mental health, healthy eating and cancer awareness.  This half term we have raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support with […]Read More »
  • Christmas Comes Early

    Christmas Comes Early

    Mr Sharp, Coordinator of Art & Design:  Christmas is only a few months away and to celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary we are asking you to design this year’s card. The chosen design will be printed professionally and sold at the special 50th anniversary evening in December. If you fancy your chances of winning, then […]Read More »
  • Insight 21st October 2016

    Insight 21st October 2016

    Check out the 21st October 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Dance Workshop

    Dance Workshop

    The following students took part in a professional contemporary dance workshop by the founder and choreographer of Emote Dance Company. The girls learnt contemporary technique and performed a professional work from Emote dance company. Well done girls! Megan Rose Courtney Mallen Chloe Di Franco Kelsey Smith Charlotte SimsRead More »
  • Travel Academy

    Travel Academy

    Report by Miss Haycock and Charlotte Thomas (Year 10):   The members of the student Travel Academy would like to ask for your support.  We are responding to concerns raised by members of the public and our own concerns for the health and safety of our students. There have been some complaints about parking on the […]Read More »
  • Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Congratulations to Bradley Maxey (8WES), the winner of Mr Nation’s Calculations.  Bradley worked out the answer was 4.  Bradley explained how he got the answer.  “The number of tins of each item depended on how many vowels there were in the items name. For example, minestrone soup has 6 vowels so there are 6 tins.” […]Read More »
  • Insight 14th October 2016

    Insight 14th October 2016

    Check out the 14th October 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Skills Centre

    Skills Centre

    A report by Haania Hussain (Year 11), Leader of the Media team:  Last week some members of the Media Team visited the Skills Centre to find out what it’s all about.  They spoke to both Mr Hatch and Rob Pritchard who manages the centre.  The aim is to offer courses for students that are not […]Read More »
  • Enrichment Day

    Enrichment Day

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Enrichment:  Time is passing quickly in this new term and Enrichment Day1 is nearly upon us  On Wednesday 12th October there is an action packed day planned for all year groups. Year 7 will be taking part in a STEM carousel focused on World Food Day.  They will take […]Read More »
  • Insight 7th October 2016

    Insight 7th October 2016

    Check out the 7th September 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • European Day of Languages

    European Day of Languages

    European Day of Languages September 2016 “I’d love to speak another language, but…” “I really wish I’d paid more attention in Spanish when I was at school…” “I really regret not carrying on with French…” Why study languages? Miss Thomas, Head of Modern Foreign Languages: We often take the ability to be able to communicate […]Read More »
  • PE Extra Curricular

    PE Extra Curricular

    NETBALL Miss Haycock, Leader of PSHE and Transition: The U15 and U16 netball teams played their first game of the season last Thursday against High Arcal. This is the first fixture that the Year 10 (U15) team have been involved in as they are new additions to the North Dudley league.  The Year 11 (U16) team […]Read More »
  • Holly Hall is 50 Years Old

    Holly Hall is 50 Years Old

    The Holly Hall Academy opened fifty years ago on 28th September 1966. On 8th December, we are celebrating this anniversary with a celebration evening filled with memories and entertainment. If you or anyone you know can remember the Academy being built or actually attended the Academy when it opened, we would love to hear from […]Read More »
  • Insight 30th September 2016

    Insight 30th September 2016

    Check out the 30th September 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Focus On Mathematics

    Focus On Mathematics

    Why study Maths? Mr Hallam, Leader of Mathematics:  From figuring out if you’ve got the correct change at a checkout, to solving a quadratic equation, it is impossible to get through the day without maths in some way.  Our daily lives are full of numbers to handle and problems to solve and studying maths equips […]Read More »