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  • Welcome back arrangements for Thursday 3rd September 2015

    Welcome back arrangements for Thursday 3rd September 2015

    We look forward to welcoming students back to the Academy on Thursday 3rd September 2015. See the image below for the arrangements. All students please make sure that you are where you need to be at your allocated time.Read More »
  • Results day – Thursday 20th August 2015

    Results day – Thursday 20th August 2015

    Holly Hall Academy would like to remind all students that their results will be available from 10am until noon on Thursday 20th August 2015 for all students that took their GCSE examinations this summer. Please come to the hall to collect your results.Read More »
  • Student Leadership Team 2015 – 2016

    Student Leadership Team 2015 – 2016

    Following interviews last week, we are pleased to announce that the Head Boy and Head Girl for 2015-16 are Jordan Sefton (10WES) and Celia Llabres Diaz (10ALM).  Jordan and Celia will be representing the Academy in every aspect of Academy life including attendance at Governors’ meetings. Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl are Varundeep […]Read More »
  • Dudley College Taster Day

    Dudley College Taster Day

    Mrs Turton, Year 11 Learning Mentor:  A group of Year 10 students visited Dudley College this week for a taster day.  They took part in activities ranging from hair and beauty to construction.  The students had a very enjoyable day which has inspired them to consider their career options.Read More »
  • Scifest

    Scifest

    Miss Westwood, Mathematics KS3 Coordinator:  A group of Year 10 students visited Wolverhampton University for ‘Scifest’, an activity day for Year 10 students who are studying GCSE Science and Engineering. They took part in an activity to see if a tower could withstand an earthquake then solved some maths puzzles.  They also worked in the […]Read More »
  • E-Safety Advice for Parents and Guardians

    E-Safety Advice for Parents and Guardians

    Mr Reeves, ICT Curriculum Development Coordinator:  The Holly Hall Academy website has now been updated with information and advice on a range of e-safety issues.  If you have any concerns about your child’s use of communication technology you can access this information at the following address http://www.hollyhallacademy.co.uk/e-safety/.  Read More »
  • Newman University Visit

    Newman University Visit

    Mr Moseley, PE Teacher:  Last Thursday a group of Year 9 & 10 students visited Newman University for a Health and Social Care taster day. The students were able to get an insight into what University life was like, how different lessons were, what qualifications they would require to gain a place at university and […]Read More »
  • Design a Meal Competition Winner

    Design a Meal Competition Winner

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:  On Wednesday Scotty G’s served Sharntae Davis (7MSL) competition winning Fajitas. Sharntae invited her friend Navina Kaur Tagger (7MSL) to join her for lunch. The Fajitas were such a success that Scotty G’s sold out . If you are keen to share an idea for lunch please speak to […]Read More »
  • Think First Police Programme

    Think First Police Programme

    West Midlands Police Activity This is a five day interactive programme for 13 to 17 year olds.  It looks at the consequences of certain behaviours that affect young people, and aims to teach key life skills. The next available session will run from 17 to 21 August 2015.  For more information, please contact PC Paul […]Read More »
  • Year 11 Prom

    Year 11 Prom

    Mrs Turton, Year 11 Learning Mentor:  The Year 11 Prom, held at Himley Hall, was a huge success.  Students arrived in various modes of transport, looking amazing.  Bartek Zabirka and Alex Price (pictured) were chosen as Prom King and Queen.Read More »
  • Dr Bike

    Dr Bike

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal: On Friday 18 September, Dr Bike will be in the Academy from 8:15am – 10:15am.  Bring your bike to the bike shelter for a FREE bike check by a trained mechanic.  He will check your bike and can fix anything from sticking brakes to tyre punctures.  Read More »
  • Insight 10th July 2015

    Insight 10th July 2015

    Check out the 10th July 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Design a Meal Competition

    Design a Meal Competition

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:  We are pleased to announce that the winner of the ‘Design a Meal’ competition is Sharntae Davis (7MSL).  She chose fajitas for her competition entry because she thought that they were different from the meals normally on offer in Scotty G’s. Sharntae enjoys fajitas at home and […]Read More »
  • Chess Club

    Chess Club

    Miss Rawlings is running a Chess Club on Wednesday lunchtimes in B2.  All year groups are invited. Interested students must collect a pass from Miss Rawlings in B4 during break time before they come to the club.Read More »
  • Holly H20

    Holly H20

    Mr Townley, Director of Teaching & Learning Lifestyles:  Earlier this year a group of students took part in an enterprise day for the ‘RU Different?’ programme.  They used data from the whole of Year 9 to design a poster campaign on issues that affect us all. Congratulations to Megan Arkwell (9YOR), Letia Blake (9ARE), Alisha […]Read More »
  • MP Ian Austin Visit

    MP Ian Austin Visit

    A report by Aadam Mahmood (8TMS):  Last week Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North was in the Academy.  He met with a group of students who asked him questions about his career and received some very informative answers. This was a great opportunity for the group who were also able to raise any concerns they […]Read More »
  • Insight 3rd July 2015

    Insight 3rd July 2015

    Check out the 3rd July 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Junior Maths Challenge

    Junior Maths Challenge

    Miss Westwood, Mathematics KS3 Coordinator:  Well done to everyone who took part in this years Junior Maths Challenge.  Our students performed excellently resulting in four silver and six bronze certificates. Over 250,00 pupils from across the UK sat the challenge with 6% receiving a gold certificate, 13% silver and the next 21% bronze.Read More »
  • Literacy Reporter of the Week

    Literacy Reporter of the Week

    Mr Moseley, PE Teacher and Form Tutor:  Each week, students in 7MSL are encouraged to submit a news report.  This week’s ’Literacy Reporter of the Week’ is Iwan Edmonds.  Well done to Iwan for writing a fantastic report. Tbilisi Zoo Flood On 14th June 2015 a river in Tbilisi Georgia broke its banks after heavy rain. […]Read More »
  • Black Country Annie

    Black Country Annie

    7 & 8 July 2015 7:00pm Tickets are now on sale for the Holly Hall Academy’s amazing production of ‘Annie’ – the musical as you have never seen it before!  They can be obtained from B4 at a cost of £3 per adult or £2 for students, children and OAPs. Don’t miss out on this […]Read More »
  • Insight 26th June 2015

    Insight 26th June 2015

    Check out the 26th June 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Houses of Parliament Visit

    Houses of Parliament Visit

    Article by Lydia Runham (10CAL):  Last Friday, twenty of the Academy’s student leaders travelled to London to have a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament. We had a look around the House of Lords and the House of Commons, learning about how they are both operated and the role that MPs play in deciding […]Read More »
  • Woodside Visitors

    Woodside Visitors

    Mr Fereday, Coordinator of Science:  This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from some fantastic pupils from Woodside Primary School. During the session they took part in many fun science experiments. The pupils had a great time and were extremely motivated to be in a real Science lab and to be actually controlling […]Read More »
  • Book Review Winner!

    Book Review Winner!

    Miss Gibbs, English Teacher:  Congratulations to Eve Wilmot (8TMS), the winner of the fortnightly book review competition – Reading for Pleasure.  Her prize was a box of chocolates. Well done Eve!Read More »
  • Dr Cox’s Science Facts

    Dr Cox’s Science Facts

    Did you know?  Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height.  In human terms this is equal to a 6ft person jumping 780ft into the air.Read More »
  • Insight 19th June 2015

    Insight 19th June 2015

    Check out the 19th June 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • School Production Rehearsals

    School Production Rehearsals

    Students starring in the Academy’s summer production of Annie Jr are busy rehearsing and learning lines in preparation for the show on 7th and 8th of July. Tickets will be on sale in B3 via Mrs Hill who will be available at break time and before or after school. Tickets for students are £2 and […]Read More »
  • Competition

    Competition

    Linked with the launch of the National School for Champions Programme (See Page 1) we are running a ‘Design a Healthy Meal’ competition. Open to all students, we are looking for healthy and appealing main meal designs that could be served in the Academy at lunch times. The winning meal must be a healthy balanced […]Read More »
  • ‘R U Diiferent?’ Posters

    ‘R U Diiferent?’ Posters

    Before half term we published the first poster in a series of three designed by Year 9 students on Enrichment Day4 in March.  Here is the third which was designed by Reagan Harvey (9DEN), Janena Vo (9DEN), Melissa Cooper (9FER), Deanna Petford (9FER), Ashleigh Jones (9FER) and Megan Rowley (9WDW)Read More »
  • Dr Cox’s Science Facts

    Dr Cox’s Science Facts

    Did you know? The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.Read More »
  • Insight 12th June 2015

    Insight 12th June 2015

    Check out the 12th June 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • OFSTED Inspection Report

    OFSTED Inspection Report

    Mrs Malone, Acting Principal:  The inspection report produced following our recent inspection was published yesterday, 4 June 2015.  It is now available through the Academy website and also the OFSTED website.  If you would like a hard copy please contact the Academy. The inspection was carried our in a professional and constructive manner by the […]Read More »
  • Summer Term

    Summer Term

    Mrs Malone, Acting Principal:  With six weeks to go until the end of the academic year and the Summer break, it is a busy time at Holly Hall.  Year 11 will be continuing to sit their GCSE examinations until 23 June, when it will be the turn of Year 9 and 10 to sit their […]Read More »
  • Girls Sport Update

    Girls Sport Update

    Miss Haycock, Director of Teaching and Learning People and Places:  Netball:  The U15 team competed in the league and even though they suffered a couple of defeats they were crowned league champions. This was the second year running that the girls have maintained the title of league winners and will continue to build on next season when […]Read More »
  • English Workshops

    English Workshops

    Mr Denham, Acting Coordinator of English:  End of year assessments are coming up soon.  The English Department are running workshops on Thursdays at the end of the Academy day.  Interested students in KS3 should go to B13 and students from KS4 should go to B12 where they will receive help from a member of the […]Read More »
  • ‘Know your fruit’ Winners

    ‘Know your fruit’ Winners

    Before half term, Scotty G’s held a ‘Know Your Fruit’ competition.  Congratulations to Maymunah Bashir (8TMS), Courtney Gallear (7MIL) and Chloe Kendrew (9ARE) whose entries were drawn from all the correct ones received.  They are pictured with their prize of a cinema voucher.Read More »
  • Insight 5th June 2015

    Insight 5th June 2015

    Check out the 5th June 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Holly Hall Academy Ofsted Report 2015

    Holly Hall Academy Ofsted Report 2015

    Please click here to view our Ofsted report produced following our inspection in May 2015.  It is also be available on the Ofsted website hereRead More »
  • Oxford University Trip

    Oxford University Trip

    An article by GWACA Member Paige Moran (10DHE):  On Tuesday, a small group of Year 10 students went to Oxford University for the day. We had a tour of the University, took part in a question and answer session and experienced a lesson taster. We learnt what university life could be like and about the […]Read More »
  • Skills Loop

    Skills Loop

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:  On Monday a team of four instructors from Bike Right came in to the Academy with a bike assault course called the Skills Loop.  Selected Year 8 and 9 students developed their biking skills and built confidence in order to complete the course.  The students enjoyed the experience that not only […]Read More »
  • ‘R U Different?’ Posters

    ‘R U Different?’ Posters

    On Enrichment Day4 in March, Year 9 students took part in the ‘R U Different?’ enterprise day programme, where they worked in teams to design a number of posters that would be professionally printed and displayed around the Academy.  Here is the first in the series of three that was designed by Charlie Wilson (9WDW), […]Read More »
  • Theatre Trip

    Theatre Trip

    On Wednesday Miss Rawlings and twelve Year 8 students went to see Dirty Dancing at the Birmingham Hippodrome. The students had a fantastic time and enjoyed the show, which is a stage production of the classic 1987 movie. The students commented that the show was awesome and they were glad they were able to see […]Read More »
  • Planner Design

    Planner Design

    A report by Momentum members Charlotte Sims (8SPE) and Chloe Di Franco (8SPE):  This week we were asked to vote for the design of next year’s planner front cover.  The winning designs are pictured.  Congratulations to Jodie-Rae Cotter (10STO) (Autumn), Amy Hughes (11NAT) (Spring) and Arsam Ali (10WES) (Summer).Read More »
  • Insight 22nd May 2015

    Insight 22nd May 2015

    Check out the 22nd May 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Orchard in Blossom

    Orchard in Blossom

    The Academy orchard is in blossom at the moment and we are looking forward to a bumper crop of apples this year.Read More »
  • Planner Designs

    Planner Designs

    An article by Josiah Bennett (10CAL) and Chandler Newman (10CAL):  During registration on Tuesday 19 May 2015  students in Years 7 to 10 will be voting for  next year’s planner front cover design.  Pictured here are the twelve designs that have been created by our current GCSE Art students.  Look out for the winning design […]Read More »
  • Year 7 Leader Ballots

    Year 7 Leader Ballots

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:  Last week  we held a ballot to elect Year 7 leaders who will liaise with fellow students and staff to ensure that students’ ideas and opinions are heard and improvements made where necessary. We are pleased to announce that the students elected were Charlie Williams (7MSL) and Morgan Martin (7SSH).  Read More »
  • VE Day

    VE Day

    An article by Paige Moran (10DHE):  ‘Tuesday 8 May 1945 was Victory in Europe (VE) Day, which marked the conclusion of Hitler’s war, WW2. With it came the end of six years of misery and suffering across the world. On Friday 8 May, Jordan Sefton (10WES) and I spoke to four members of the Royal […]Read More »
  • Insight 15th May 2015

    Insight 15th May 2015

    Check out the 15th May 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Year 7 Leader Ballots

    Year 7 Leader Ballots

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:   As part of the Student Leader programme, each year group will have a boy and girl representative, called Year Leaders.  The role of the Year Leader is to liaise with fellow students and staff to ensure that students’ ideas and opinions are heard and improvements made where necessary.  Every half term […]Read More »
  • Politics in Action

    Politics in Action

    During a recent visit to Dudley Council House with Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal, Aadam Mahmood (8TMS) met with Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North.  Aadam told Mr Austin about the loss of playing fields near his home and his concern about the impact it would have on local facilities for young people. Mr Austin reported […]Read More »
  • Film Club

    Film Club

    Mr Denham, Acting Head of English:  Film Club will recommence on Monday 11 May!  We will be showing Life of Pi. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. […]Read More »
  • Base Studios Visit

    Base Studios Visit

    Mr Simpson, Music Teacher:  Last week twenty four Year 8 students were given the opportunity to visit Base Studios in Stourbridge. They all took part in a 2-day song-writing master class with a professional musician. The students discussed how the music industry has changed over time and how to write a successful song. They worked […]Read More »
  • Insight 8th May 2015

    Insight 8th May 2015

    Check out the 8th May 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Inspection of The Holly Hall Academy by Ofsted 6th – 7th May 2015

    Inspection of The Holly Hall Academy by Ofsted 6th – 7th May 2015

    Inspection of The Holly Hall Academy by Ofsted 6th – 7th May 2015 Letter for parents/carers please click here  Read More »
  • Sun Awareness Campaign

    Sun Awareness Campaign

    This week we received a free allocation of sun lotion from Dudley Healthy Schools Public Health Programme. The lotion will be based in the PE Department where we will encourage students to apply it before outdoor PE lessons when the weather improves. Pictured: Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal  Read More »
  • Safeguarding Children

    Safeguarding Children

    In January four Holly Hall students, Joseph Davies (11THO), Paige Moran (10DHE), Pritesh Patel (11DAS) and Pavanya Witharanage (11THO) joined the Dudley Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) business planning session. During the workshop the students proposed some insightful and mature suggestions which have significantly influenced the board’s three strategic objectives. Holly Hall students met again with […]Read More »
  • A Visit Out of This World

    A Visit Out of This World

    Mr Townley, Director of Teaching & Learning Lifestyles: On Friday 24 April a group of Year 10 students went on a visit to the new Advance campus at Dudley for an exciting morning of science and design based activities, including a maggot maze, flame tests in the chemistry lab, materials design and pneumatic systems.  The […]Read More »
  • VE Day Celebrations

    VE Day Celebrations

      Mr Taylor, Cover Supervisor: May 8th marks the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War Two.  VE Day, short for Victory in Europe, marked the end of hostilities in Europe after nearly six years of heavy fighting. Nearly eighty million people had died from either the war, or its after affects and the […]Read More »
  • Do You Have a Talent?

    Do You Have a Talent?

    Mr Townley, Director of Teaching & Learning Lifestyles: Do you have a talent the Academy doesn’t know about?  Do you do something out of the Academy involving sport or the arts?  Maybe you play a musical instrument? In the coming weeks your form tutor will be finding out this information so make sure you let […]Read More »
  • Science Revision Sessions

    Science Revision Sessions

    Mr Fereday, Director of Teaching and Learning Science:  Year 11 students are encouraged to attend Science revision classes taking place at the end of the Academy day (unless stated). The timetable is available in this weeks edition of INsight here http://www.hollyhallacademy.co.uk/news/insight/Read More »
  • Insight 1st May 2015

    Insight 1st May 2015

    Check out the 1st May 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • PC Building Club

    PC Building Club

    Mr Steadman, VLE Coordinator:  PC Building Club starts again on Tuesday 28 April for anyone interested in learning what the major components of a computer are and how to put them together. In later sessions you will also learn how to troubleshoot and install an operating system. Places are limited so if you would like […]Read More »
  • Girls Fitness

    Girls Fitness

    Mr Moseley, PE Teacher:  Every Friday from 3.10pm to 4:30pm all girls are invited to attend a fitness session run by a qualified Fitness Instructor and personal trainer. You can choose what activities you would like to do ranging from Pilates, Zumba, Gym based activities, circuits and many more. For further information please see Mr […]Read More »
  • Well Done!

    Well Done!

    Miss Thomas, PE Teacher recently competed for Great Britain in the European Masters Championships in Torun, Poland. She ran in the Women’s 60m and 200m finishing in 4th place, achieving a season’s best in every race.  She  also competed in the 4 x 200m relay where Great Britain won the silver medal. Miss Thomas said […]Read More »
  • Bringing History to Life!

    Bringing History to Life!

    Mrs Alam, Coordinator of History:  As part of their investigation into the murder of the Princes in the Tower, students in 7S1 History turned the classroom into the courtroom as they put different suspects on trial including Richard III and Henry Tudor (Henry VII). This was part of a project where they analysed written evidence, […]Read More »
  • Spanish March

    Spanish March

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:  On Friday 17 April 2015 Mrs Lee and Mrs Pendrous (Spanish Assistant) took a group of Year 8 students outside to practise directions in Spanish. Words such as izquierda (left), derecha (right), todo recto (straight on) could be heard as Tyler Arrowsmith (8WRD) led the group and utilised his marching skills that he had learnt at Army Cadets. […]Read More »
  • Anne Frank’s Diary

    Anne Frank’s Diary

    Mr Sissons, Assistant Principal:  Last Friday every form in the Academy replaced their one minute’s silence with a reading from Anne Frank’s diary as part of the Anne Frank Trust #notsilent campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of her death and the liberation of Bergin Belsen concentration camp. Natasha Hall (7MSL) wrote “Anne Frank’s diary was very enjoyable. People shouldn’t […]Read More »
  • Insight 24th April 2015

    Insight 24th April 2015

    Check out the 24th April 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Symphony Hall

    Symphony Hall

    Mr Simpson, Music Teacher: Congratulations to four of our students who last month performed to over 1500 people at the Symphony Hall. Karyss Devine (10CAL), Divina Matondo (10STO), Molly Green (9YOR) and Charlotte Thomas (8CHT) were each selected to sing solo parts in front of a choir made up of local secondary and primary school […]Read More »
  • Breaking Barriers

    Breaking Barriers

    During the Easter holiday, Mickel Gittens (10CAL) and Zoe Phipps (10DHE) attended a four day course organised by West Midlands Police. This course was aimed at breaking down barriers between the police and young people. Zoe wrote: “We participated in many activities including team building, internet safety and a visit to the police dog training […]Read More »
  • Choose It/Lose It

    Choose It/Lose It

    Thank you to Katie Dennis (10WES) who suggested a different flavour smoothie every day for a healthy kick start. She is pictured receiving her prize of a cinema voucher from Mrs Malone, Acting Principal.Read More »
  • Budding Author

    Budding Author

    Miss Smith, English Teacher: Jean Bayton (11HAL) has written a novel. She shared her hard work with the English Department who were very impressed and ordered some professionally printed copies. This is a fantastic achievement. Jean even designed and created the cover for her first book herself! The novel is called ‘Secluded’ and there will […]Read More »
  • Healthy Families Cooking Classes

    Healthy Families Cooking Classes

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal: The five week Healthy Families cooking programme came to a close at the end of last term. Ten families cooked healthy meals each week. Ingredients and an item of cookware were provided each week and upon completion, families received a cookbook and fruit and vegetable hamper. All participants had a very […]Read More »
  • Insight 17th April 2015

    Insight 17th April 2015

    Check out the 17th April 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Insight Spring Special Edition 2015

    Insight Spring Special Edition 2015

    Check out the Spring Special edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Insight Solar Eclipse Special Edition 2015

    Insight Solar Eclipse Special Edition 2015

    Check out the Solar Eclipse Special edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Democracy at Holly Hall

    Democracy at Holly Hall

    A report by Haania Hussain (9DEN): Recently an election took place for roles within UK Youth Parliament and Dudley Youth Council. A group of Holly Hall students were included in the ballot and all Holly Hall students were given the opportunity to vote. The results are now in.Read More »
  • Inspirational Student

    Inspirational Student

    Maymunah Bashir (8TMS):  “I recently participated in the Year 11 assembly on motivation.  In the assembly I talked about visual impairment and how I am determined to achieve my goals.  I demonstrated some of my equipment and braille work to students.  It was a great success!” Maymunah also spent time in classes and is pictured  […]Read More »
  • BBC School Report Day

    BBC School Report Day

    A report by Media Team (GWACA):  Thursday 19 March was the BBC’s School Report Day where different schools wrote articles about the current popular news stories.  These were posted on our website and linked to the BBC School Report website. We covered local and national news stories. The articles we wrote about were: Jeremy Clarkson’s […]Read More »
  • Good Luck

    Good Luck

    Miss Thomas, PE Teacher recently competed in the National Masters Championships, winning in the 200m race and coming second in the 60m.  She will now compete in the European Masters Championships being held in Torun, Poland from 23-28 March. Everyone at Holly Hall would like to wish Miss Thomas the very best of luck.Read More »
  • Intermediate Maths Challenge

    Intermediate Maths Challenge

    Miss Westwood, Mathematic KS3 Coordinator:   We recently received the results for the Intermediate Maths Challenge which is taken every year by over 500,000 students from 5,000 different schools around the United Kingdom.  Holly Hall achieved some fantastic results.  Our students should be extremely proud of their achievement. The next challenge will be the Junior Maths […]Read More »
  • 20th March 2015

    20th March 2015

    Check out the 20th March 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • BBC School Report News Day 2015

    BBC School Report News Day 2015

    Check out Holly Hall’s contribution to BBC School Report News Day 2015 here. You can also listen to the radio report below.  Read More »
  • Cheerleading Success

    Cheerleading Success

    We reported recently on Shannon Hackett (7KSM) who is a member of a cheerleading team.  On Sunday 8 March she took part in a competition, gaining second and third places in her team and also first place in her solo dance. Shannon is pictured below with her winners trophy.  Well done Shannon.Read More »
  • Reading for Pleasure!

    Reading for Pleasure!

    Mr Denham, Acting Coordinator of English: In the English department we are finding an increasing number of students do not regularly read for pleasure! Reading is one of the strongest tools in aiding students with their education. We strongly advise all parents to encourage and support reading for pleasure at home. Find a book, read a book […]Read More »
  • Dance Performance

    Dance Performance

    Mr Mosley, PE Teacher:  Following on from our report last week, a group of students went to Stourbridge Town Hall on Wednesday evening to perform their dance choreographed by  Hollie Victoria.  The boys were fantastic and a true credit to the Academy. They even got personal congratulations from the audience who came to praise them. […]Read More »
  • Insight 13th March 2015

    Insight 13th March 2015

    Check out the 13th March 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Careers at The Holly Hall Academy

    Careers at The Holly Hall Academy

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:  We take careers education very seriously at Holly Hall Academy.  In order to recognise the work we do in this area we have recently commenced working towards the Prospects Quality Award in Careers Education.  This award is nationally recognised by the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) and demonstrates that a high […]Read More »
  • Reading for Pleasure

    Reading for Pleasure

    Miss Gibbs, English Teacher:   All students are encouraged to read a book for pleasure and to write a review. Reading not only stimulates the brain but widens students’ vocabulary, allowing them to achieve higher in assessments and exams. Reviews should be handed in to Miss Gibbs in B10.  Every two weeks, the student who has […]Read More »
  • Choreographer Visit

    Choreographer Visit

    Mr Mosley, PE Teacher:  This week a group of students worked with dancer and  choreographer Hollie Victoria.  Hollie has had an extensive career working both in the UK and the USA. The boys will be performing the dance choreography next Wednesday evening when Mr Moseley takes them to Dudley Town Hall. Look out for the report in next […]Read More »
  • STEM at Stourbridge College

    STEM at Stourbridge College

    Mr Sharp, Coordinator of Art:  On Wednesday a group of Year 9 and 10 students visited Stourbridge College.  The trip was  organised by the Design Department to enable students to attend workshops based around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, otherwise known as STEM. They learnt about how lungs work, how bacteria grow and explored the […]Read More »
  • Cyber Safety

    Cyber Safety

    Mr Townley, Enrichment Coordinator:  Year 9 students are in for a musical treat on the afternoon of Monday 9 March.  Normal lessons go on hold whilst a duet who supported Olly Murs and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent comes to Holly Hall to give a thoughtful performance on cyber safety.  There will be an opportunity for […]Read More »
  • Film Club

    Film Club

    The next film club will take place on 9 March 2015.  We will be showing the film ‘The Da Vinci Code’:  A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years — which could shake the foundations […]Read More »
  • Insight 6th March 2015

    Insight 6th March 2015

    Check out the 27th February 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Mayors Parlour Visit

    Mayors Parlour Visit

    Four students and two staff were at the Mayor’s Parlour on Thursday this week to be presented with the Royal British Legion trophy for the school that raised the most money for last year’s Poppy Appeal. Holly Hall Academy raised £521.49. Congratulations and well done to everyone concerned.  Mr Lloyd told INsight “I am very […]Read More »
  • Rowing in Dudley

    Rowing in Dudley

    Rowing is a fun way to improve your health, fitness and strength.  A number of rowing activities are available for adults and children aged 11 and over.  All sessions are run by a qualified instructor. For more information contact Dudley Council’s physical activity team on 01384 816460 or email balraj.johal@dudley.gov.uk.Read More »
  • Army Careers

    Army Careers

    Mrs Turton, Year 11 Learning Mentor:  A representative from the Army was in the Academy this week.  He spoke to Year 11 students about various full and part time roles within the Army ranging from combat to HR and finance.  To find out more go to http://www.army.mod.uk/reme/careers.aspx.Read More »
  • Film Club

    Film Club

    The next film club will take place on 2 March 2015.  We will be showing the film ‘9’:  A rag doll who awakens in a post-apocalyptic future holds the key to humanity’s salvation. Mr Denham is taking recommendations for new films for him to order. Also, there is now a FilmClub loyalty card. If you […]Read More »
  • Year 9 Parents Consultation Evening

    Year 9 Parents Consultation Evening

    Mr Malone, Senior Assistant Principal:  Year 9 Parents’ Consultation Evenings take place on 4 and 5 March 2015.  You should have received a letter stating your appointment day and time.  If you have not received a letter, please contact Mrs Taylor at the Academy.Read More »