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  • Holly Hall Academy Awards

    Holly Hall Academy Awards

    Mrs Malone, Vice Principal:  The Holly Hall Academy Awards evening took place on Wednesday, in recognition of the outstanding achievements of our students in Year 9 and 10. Phil Coldicott, our Local Enterprise Advisor  was a welcome guest helping to present the awards alongside Michael Price, Chair of Governors. During the afternoon our Academy Awards […]Read More »
  • Year 11 Prom

    Year 11 Prom

    Miss Macefield, Intervention Coordinator:  The Year 11 Prom took place at Himley Hall on Thursday 14th July. The students arrived to a 007 Casino Royale themed evening. A hot buffet was enjoyed followed by a disco. Ryan Turner and Divina Matondo  were crowned Prom King and Queen at the end of the evening. Luckily the […]Read More »
  • Travel Academy Update

    Travel Academy Update

    A report by Year 8 Student Leaders Tyler Arrowsmith and Charlotte Thomas:  Following a meeting with MP Ian Austin, Councillor Ahmed and Councillor Bills, we are pleased to report that the markings on the road outside of the Academy have been re-painted to make it safer.  The Travel Academy are really happy with the progress […]Read More »
  • Wolverhampton University Visit

    Wolverhampton University Visit

    Miss Westwood, Mathematics KS3 Coordinator:  On Tuesday 12th July fifteen girls from Year 10 went to Wolverhampton University to take part in their ‘Women in STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day.  During the day they spoke with many women that are leaders in Engineering and who work for companies like BMW and Rolls Royce. […]Read More »
  • Insight 15th July 2016

    Insight 15th July 2016

    Check out the 15th July 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Induction Day

    Induction Day

    Miss Haycock,  Transition Coordinator:  On Monday 4th July, Holly Hall Academy welcomed Year 6 students for their Induction Day. The students experienced a typical day at the Academy.   In Maths they looked at forensic study and pyramids.  In Science, students participated in practical experiments in the laboratory.  At lunchtime, students were given the opportunity to […]Read More »
  • Primary Cooking

    Primary Cooking

    Ms Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:  At Holly Hall we aim to work closely with our feeder primary schools to ensure the transition from primary to secondary school goes as smoothly as possible. As part of this process, we invited students from our local primary schools to come in and experience cooking in […]Read More »
  • Enrichment Day 6

    Enrichment Day 6

    Mr Townley, Enrichment Coordinator:  Enrichment Day6 will be taking place on Monday 18th July.  The theme for the day is a challenge day where students will be scoring points for their form group around a carousel of activities.  These will be a mental challenge to test students brain power, a physical challenge based around activities […]Read More »
  • Insight 8th July 2016

    Insight 8th July 2016

    Check out the 8th July 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Strike Action 5th July – School open as normal

    Strike Action 5th July – School open as normal

    The teachers strike on the 5th of July will not effect the opening of the Academy.  Holly Hall Academy will be open as normal on Tuesday 5th of July.Read More »
  • Battle of the Somme Community Event

    Battle of the Somme Community Event

    Miss Rawlings, Intervention Coordinator:  On Tuesday 28th June, the Academy hosted a free community event to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. This was the largest battle fought on the Western Front during World War 1. Whilst ultimately Britain was victorious, there was an enormous cost in terms of human life.   More […]Read More »
  • Academy Awards Ceremony

    Academy Awards Ceremony

    Mrs Lee,  Director of KS4:  Preparations are now well under way for our annual awards events. The Year 7 and 8 Awards Ceremony will take place at 2.00pm on 13th July and the Year 9 and 10 Awards event will take place during the evening from 7.00pm. If your child has been nominated for an […]Read More »
  • Premier League Reading Stars

    Premier League Reading Stars

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English:  Last week eight Year 8 boys attended the Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion football club, to take part in the Premier League Reading Stars author event. The Premier League Reading stars is a group which is run by Miss Harrison and Mr Ward and it supports and encourages students […]Read More »
  • Healthy Eating Week

    Healthy Eating Week

    Ms Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:  Last week students took take part in Healthy Eating Week.  They had five challenges to complete and all students who took part have been presented with certificates.  All participants were entered into a prize draw. Sandra Tanska (7MIL) was the lucky winner and was presented with a […]Read More »
  • Have your say – Ingredients

    Have your say – Ingredients

    Last week all year 7 and 8 parents were sent a text with the following link to a short survey, if you haven’t already please follow the link to give us your opinion. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8Z2S972 We would like to provide all students at KS3 with ingredients for food lessons for a small financial contribution (no more than £10 […]Read More »
  • Battle of the Somme Evening – Tuesday 29th June 2016

    Battle of the Somme Evening – Tuesday 29th June 2016

    The ‘Great War’ or ‘World War One’ (1914-18) was arguably the most calamitous experience in British History with nearly 1 million soldiers killed.. Whilst ultimately Britain was victorious there was an enormous cost in human life and war material. There was not one family who was untouched by the depth of this total conflict which […]Read More »
  • Travel Academy meet with MP

    Travel Academy meet with MP

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:  On Friday 17th June we were lucky enough to welcome Cllr Ahmed, Cllr Bills and Ian Austin MP to Holly Hall Academy. We discussed safety and travel together with other issues we identified as a Travel Academy.  Some of the issues were: à The hazard of the grassy mound outside the pedestrian […]Read More »
  • The Big First Aid Lesson

    The Big First Aid Lesson

    Mrs Lee, Assistant Principal:  Some Year 10 students will have the opportunity on Friday afternoon to watch ‘The Big First Aid Lesson Live’. This is an interactive hour-long online programme that is streamed live and covers a whole range of first aid scenarios including chest pains, seizures and insect bites. There will be live demos, incredible real […]Read More »
  • EU Referendum

    EU Referendum

    Mr Clarke, Maths Teacher:  This week, in tutorials students were presented with balanced argument both from the people who wanted to leave the EU membership and from those who wanted to stay. They should now have a better understanding of the issues debated in the referendum and know what the facts are and what is […]Read More »
  • Insight 24th June 2016

    Insight 24th June 2016

    Check out the 24th June 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • UK Junior Maths Challenge

    UK Junior Maths Challenge

    Miss Westwood, Mathematics KS3 Coordinator:  We have now received the results from this year’s  Junior Maths Challenge.  Well done to all students who took part.  Below are the students who were awarded certificates. YEAR 7 BRONZE CERTIFICATES Karter Arrowsmith, Jaymeon Burgher, Vinnie Cattell and Kamil Zugaj BEST IN YEAR:  Karter Arrowsmith YEAR 8 BRONZE CERTIFICATES […]Read More »
  • Mr Townley – Astronomical Talk

    Mr Townley – Astronomical Talk

    When Mr Townley is not teaching students, he can often be found teaching fellow astronomers about solar astronomy and solar physics.  Last weekend was one of these instances, when Mr Townley was invited to speak to over 100 guests at a conference for the Irish Astronomical Association at Trinity College Dublin.  Mr Townley says “I […]Read More »
  • Healthy Eating Week

    Healthy Eating Week

    Miss Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering: This week Holly Hall has been celebrating Healthy Eating Week.  Free fruit has been given away each day in Scotty G’s to encourage students to eat their ‘five-a-day’ and free drinks have been given away in T6 to encourage students to select more healthy drinks. The drinks […]Read More »
  • Insight 17th June 2016

    Insight 17th June 2016

    Check out the 17th June 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • The Great War 1914-18

    The Great War 1914-18

    The ‘Great War’ or ‘World War One’ (1914-18) was arguably the most calamitous experience in British History with nearly 1 million soldiers killed.. Whilst ultimately Britain was victorious there was an enormous cost in human life and war material. There was not one family who was untouched by the depth of this total conflict which […]Read More »
  • Busy Times Ahead

    Busy Times Ahead

    Mr Hatch, Principal:  Welcome back to what is always the busiest half term. We hope that you had a fantastic break and made best use of the weather. Whatever you did we hope that you really enjoyed it. This week we have been delighted to welcome back Year 11 during this critical phase of the […]Read More »
  • Book Quiz

    Book Quiz

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English:   On Monday 6th June, Year 8 students Natasha Hussain, Neelam Khadim, Alliya Rahim and Azaan Sharif (pictured) took part in the quarter finals of the annual Dudley Library Service Secondary Book Quiz which was held at the Wordsley School.  In order to take part, they had to read four different […]Read More »
  • Farewell

    Farewell

    This week we say farewell to Miss Caddick, Director of Student Services.  She has worked at the Academy for 9 years. We wish her success in her new post.Read More »
  • Science Master Class

    Science Master Class

    Mr Jabore, Director of KS3:  Eight lucky Year 10 students have been awarded certificates from Bishop Milner School after completing Science Master Class sessions over the past three months. The students participated in four sessions which included experiments in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The final session included the ceremony to award the certificates. The aim […]Read More »
  • Insight 10th June 2016

    Insight 10th June 2016

    Check out the 10th June 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Enterprise Advisor Initiative

    Enterprise Advisor Initiative

    Mrs Turton, Intervention Coordinator:  The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership is working with The Careers and Enterprise Company to roll out a new national initiative – a network of Enterprise Advisors across the Black Country.  Enterprise Advisors are volunteers from around the world who work directly with school and college leaders to bridge the gap […]Read More »
  • Travel Academy Meets MP

    Travel Academy Meets MP

    Tyler Arrowsmith (9WRD), Co-Leader of the Travel Academy:  On Friday 20th May the Holly Hall Travel Academy Team received a visit from our local MP, Ian Austin.  We talked about the changes we would like to make to the Academy to make it safer on and around the roads.  Ian agreed with our ideas for […]Read More »
  • Poetry Winners

    Poetry Winners

    Miss Gibbs, English Teacher:   You may recall, in a previous edition of INsight, that a group of students wrote poems for the Young Writers Poetry Trials competition.  Students competed against many schools nationally including grammar and private schools.  We are very proud to announce that the following students’ work is now being published and being […]Read More »
  • Farewell

    Farewell

    This week we say farewell to Mr Davies, Senior Science Laboratory Technician.  He has worked within the Science Department  for over 7 years and  he will be a huge loss to the team.  We all want to thank him for his hard work and wish him success in his new post.  Read More »
  • Insight 27th May 2016

    Insight 27th May 2016

    Check out the 27th May 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Message from the Principal

    Message from the Principal

    Dear parents, carers and friends of the Academy, I hope that you have been taking advantage of the improvement in the weather recently. I am writing to invite you to attend a new approach in parental consultation which I would like to introduce at Holly Hall called “Parents’ Forum”. I intend to have these events […]Read More »
  • Exam Focus

    Exam Focus

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal:  Year 11 have successfully completed their 1st full week of GCSE examinations and deserve a well earned rest – unfortunately, the exams do not stop for anyone and so we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the following – Ensure your child attends the Academy with […]Read More »
  • Pizza Fest

    Pizza Fest

    On Thursday this week, ‘Pizza Feast’ was the theme in Scotty Gs.  Students enjoyed   delicious homemade meat feast and margherita  pizzas and spinach & Ricotta calzone.Read More »
  • Insight 20th May 2016

    Insight 20th May 2016

    Check out the 20th May 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Letter From Ofsted

    Letter From Ofsted

    Please click here to read the letter we received from OfstedRead More »
  • Your Future Your Choice

    Your Future Your Choice

    Mrs Turton, Intervention Coordinator:  Birmingham City University offer a Summer School for Year 10 students who are curious about higher education.   Your Future Your Choice gives students an opportunity to find out what it is like to study at university, and in particular a research-led institution like Birmingham. We are pleased to report that Abigail […]Read More »
  • Cancer Awareness Session

    Cancer Awareness Session

    Mrs Lee, Director of Key Stage 4:   On Wednesday lunchtime Lynn Howells, School Health Advisor and two colleagues ran an information session on testicular and breast cancer.  Leaflets were distributed and the Health Care team gave invaluable advice to our students.   The students who attended were very mature and asked some great questions.  Health awareness […]Read More »
  • Think First Police Programme

    Think First Police Programme

    You may recall that five Holly Hall students took part in the Think First Police Programme during the Easter holidays (featured in INsight 15th April).  Think First is a five day interactive programme for 13 to 17 year olds looking at the consequences of certain behaviours that affect young people and enables them to learn […]Read More »
  • Skydive

    Skydive

    Alisha Jarrett (11STE) is doing a charity tandem skydive on 11th June. Mary Stevens Hospice were very helpful when both her  grandfather and a close family friend passed away,  To say thank you, Alisha is raising money to help the charity.  If you would like to sponsor her, helping raise funds for the fantastic local […]Read More »
  • Insight 13th May 2016

    Insight 13th May 2016

    Check out the 13th May 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Great Birmingham Run

    Great Birmingham Run

    On Sunday 1st May, Miss Thomas took part in the Great Birmingham 10k Run. The race began at Millennium Point, made its way past the Bullring in the city centre (as well as up a couple of hills!) and even included a lap of the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. She achieved her optimistic goal of running it in under an hour, crossing the finish line in […]Read More »
  • Holly Hall Reads

    Holly Hall Reads

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English:   Revise anyhow, anywhere!  This week ‘Holly Hall Reads’ features our first ever students: Joseph Erskine, Elliott Jackson, Tyriq Allison and Joseph Morgan all in Year 11. Reading is important for so many reasons.  It is really important to read a good book for pleasure and enjoyment as all of our […]Read More »
  • Start of GCSE Examinations

    Start of GCSE Examinations

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal:   Students have already been actively involved in their external GCSE examinations as part of the practical elements – Drama presentation, Science ISAs,  Language oral assessments, PE moderation day and the Art and Design timed assessments. These all form a crucial part of the final grades that will be awarded to […]Read More »
  • Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Mr Nation’s Calculations

    Mr Nation, Director of Core:  Thank you to everyone who entered Mr Nation’s competition.  The correct answer was 17 million people voted ‘yes’ and 8.5 million voted ‘no’. Well done to Zahra Hussain (11DAS) whose name was drawn from all of the correct entries received.  She is pictured with her W H Smith gift voucher. […]Read More »
  • Insight 6th May 2016

    Insight 6th May 2016

    Check out the 6th May 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Enrichment Day 5

    Enrichment Day 5

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Design:  Enrichment Day5 took place on Wednesday 27th April. Year 8 students visited RAF Cosford to look at how airplanes have changed through history.  Here’s what some students said about their day. Neelam Khadim (8HAR):  “The trip was amazing.  We saw planes that were used in the war and […]Read More »
  • Celebrating Shakespeare

    Celebrating Shakespeare

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English:  In assemblies this week, we have been celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Assemblies have been focussed around how Shakespeare has influenced the society in which we live.  Did you know that many current pop artists are influenced by Shakespeare.  The Artic Monkeys song ‘I bet that […]Read More »
  • Cookery Reminder

    Cookery Reminder

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology:  Could students please remember to bring in their cooking ingredients for week commencing 2nd May 2016. Year 8 – Bread Year 9 – Jam tarts  Read More »
  • Insight 29th March 2016

    Insight 29th March 2016

    Check out the 29th April 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO PROCESS PUPILS’ BIOMETRIC INFORMATION

    NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO PROCESS PUPILS’ BIOMETRIC INFORMATION

    Mr Parmar would like to inform all parents and carers that the Academy wishes to use information about your child as part of an automated (i.e. electronically-operated) recognition system. – This is for the purposes of paying for food in  Scotty G’s, borrowing from the library, accessing Academy printers, monitoring attendance and gaining access to […]Read More »
  • Visit to Oxford

    Visit to Oxford

    Mr Elliott, Year 10 Intervention Coordinator:  On Tuesday 19th April ten Year 10 students enjoyed a fantastic taster day at Oxford University.   The university is the second oldest surviving university in the world. Interestingly, Hitler was intending to use Oxford as his capital if he conquered England, which is why it was not bombed during […]Read More »
  • Health Awareness

    Health Awareness

    An article by Deputy Head Girl, Paige Moran (11DHE):  This week, assemblies were based on raising awareness of health issues and the services provided. The Academy Nurse, Lynne Howells talked about her role and how she can help students with concerns such as weight loss, healthy diets and asthma. If you wish to speak to […]Read More »
  • Enrichment Day 5

    Enrichment Day 5

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Design:  Enrichment Day5 will take place on Wednesday 27th April with a full day of activities planned for all year groups. Year 7 have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus with students taking part in activities including building earthquake proof structures, fractals, Tower of Hanoi, Tangrams and mathematical […]Read More »
  • Insight 22nd April 2016

    Insight 22nd April 2016

    Check out the 22nd April 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Welcome Back! – A message from the Principal

    Welcome Back! – A message from the Principal

    Rob Hatch, Principal:  A very warm welcome back to you all as we start our Summer Term. I hope that you have all had a very restful Easter holiday and found some time to relax. We are now entering the busiest term for all year groups and this is particularly true for Years 9 and […]Read More »
  • Proposed changes to the Academy Day

    Proposed changes to the Academy Day

    From September 2016 we are proposing a slight change to timings of the Academy day. This change will accommodate a new cashless lunch system and will allow more scope for after school activities. The new structure will have a 35 minute  lunch break and will result in lessons finishing at 3pm. All lessons will remain […]Read More »
  • Think First Police Program

    Think First Police Program

    During the Easter break, five Holly Hall students (pictured below) took part in the ‘Think First’ police programme, a five day interactive programme for 13 to 17 year olds.  Students looked at the consequences of certain behaviours that affect young people and learnt key life skills.  Here’s what they said about the experience. Jordan Allmark […]Read More »
  • KS4 Options Evening

    KS4 Options Evening

    Mrs Lee, Director of KS4:  The Options Evening for our Year 9 students was a huge success.  Students were offered advice and guidance about their option subjects and local colleges were available to answer any questions students had. Feedback from parents/carers and students was very positive.  Here’s what some of our students said about the […]Read More »
  • Insight 15th April 2016

    Insight 15th April 2016

    Check out the 15th April 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • An Easter Message from The Principal

    An Easter Message from The Principal

    Rob Hatch, Principal:  Spring is finally here! The improved weather always provides everyone with a bit of a lift and we can look forward now to lighter nights and warmer weather. This time of year always signifies the start of the main exam season and for Year 11 this is of critical importance. My advice […]Read More »
  • UKMT Maths Challenge

    UKMT Maths Challenge

    Miss Westwood, Mathematics KS3 Coordinator:  The UKMT organises national Mathematics competitions and other Mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. They were established in 1996 and in the last academic year over 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK’s biggest national maths competitions. On 4 […]Read More »
  • Enrichment Day 4

    Enrichment Day 4

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Design:  Enrichment Day4 on Tuesday this week was a huge success.  Many activities took place and were enjoyed by our students. Year 7 ‘Our Local Area’ – The day was all about Dudley and its surrounding areas. Students learned about the Dudley Bug, a 440 million year old fossil […]Read More »
  • Young Writers

    Young Writers

    Miss Gibb, English Teacher:  Thirty-five Holly Hall students from various year groups recently entered a Young Writers poetry competition. The competition had over three thousand entries nationwide and the standard of writing was extremely high. The winning entries will have their work published in ‘Poetry Trials – the Midlands’ which will be available in the […]Read More »
  • Insight 24th March 2016

    Insight 24th March 2016

    Check out the 24th March 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • UKMT Maths Team Challenge

    UKMT Maths Team Challenge

    Mr Nation, Director of Core:  On Friday 11 March a group of Holly Hall students took part in the United Kingdom Mathematical Trust’s Team Challenge Regional Final at Wolverhampton Girl’s High School. The best mathematicians from Years 8 and 9 across 30 of the best West Midlands schools (including grammar schools) competed against each other. Alex Clare (9COL/SCL), Adam […]Read More »
  • Key Stage 4 Evening

    Key Stage 4 Evening

    Mrs Lee, Director of Key Stage 4:  On Wednesday 13 April Year 9 parents and students will be invited to the academy from 6.30pm to hear about this year’s options process and to receive information about GCSE and vocational courses available to them. Students will have the chance to listen to a presentation from Mrs […]Read More »
  • Punctuality

    Punctuality

    Mrs Williams, Attendance Welfare Officer:  At Holly Hall we strive to encourage and support students to achieve 100% attendance and punctuality.  Our attendance currently stands at 94.7% with lates being just 2.1%. Late arrivals miss important tutor instructions and the introduction to a lesson.  Students may also feel embarrassed for entering the classroom late. If […]Read More »
  • Recycle and help the Design Department

    Recycle and help the Design Department

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Design:  The Design Team are big on upcycling, recycling and reusing household items in our projects. Can you help us?  We are specifically looking for the following – plastic lids from aerosol cans, newspapers, fabrics, wool, bed sheets, old clothes and any art related materials.  If you were going to […]Read More »
  • Insight 18th March 2016

    Insight 18th March 2016

    Check out the 18th March 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Dudley College Visit

    Dudley College Visit

    Mr Simpson, Coordinator of Music: Five Year 11 students were invited to Dudley College on Thursday 3rd March to use their recording studio.  They worked alongside a Foundation Degree student and the staff at the college, recording three live tracks.  The students worked exceptionally well under the pressure of recording, and staff were surprised at the […]Read More »
  • Cookery Master Class

    Cookery Master Class

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:  Year 10 students enjoyed making Macarons and Meringues in an after school Master Class this week.  They developed high level skills and practised piping techniques, making products that would be suitable for their Controlled Assessment which is coming up in May.Read More »
  • Insight 11th March 2016

    Insight 11th March 2016

    Check out the 11th March 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • World Book Day

    World Book Day

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English:   The World Book Day organisation asked us to join their “Festival of the imagination. Turning millions of kids into millions of readers”. Staff at the Academy took part in their challenge and celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite character from a book.  Students were treated to staff […]Read More »
  • Primary Library Book Quiz

    Primary Library Book Quiz

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English:  On Friday 26 February and Tuesday 1 March, we were pleased to host the School’s Library Service Primary Book quiz quarter-finals.  Students from a variety of Primary schools across the borough attended and answered questions on books they had been given to read.  They also bought with them team mascots. All teams […]Read More »
  • Year 8 Parents Evenings

    Year 8 Parents Evenings

    Mr Jabore, Director of Key Stage 3:  Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evenings take place on 8 and 9 March. You should have received your appointment date and time in the post.  If you have not received your letter or the time is inconvenient, please contact Miss RawlingsRead More »
  • Year 10 Science Masterclass

    Year 10 Science Masterclass

    Mr Jabore, Director of Key Stage 3:  On Monday afternoon eight Year 10 students enjoyed an A-Level taster session at Bishop Milner. The students have signed up for four sessions over four months that include practical activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Haania Hussain (10HAL) collaborated with a partner student from Bishop Milner in an […]Read More »
  • Insight 4th March 2016

    Insight 4th March 2016

    Check out the 4th March 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Mayor’s Parlour Visit

    Mayor’s Parlour Visit

    Nimra Hussain (111STO):  On Thursday 25 February five Holly Hall students from Team COFO (part of the Student Leadership Group) visited the Mayor’s Parlour.  We were invited to receive awards on behalf of the Academy to recognise the hard work and determination we  put into last year’s Poppy Appeal.  We raised over £600 and were […]Read More »
  • Safer Internet Day

    Safer Internet Day

    Mr Reeves, Business Studies Coordinator:  On Friday 12th February four Holly Hall students competed in the Dudley’s Safer Internet Day Debate at the Council Chambers.  They had to prepare arguments to support the motion that ‘It’s ok to play online games and use apps with a higher PEGI (age) rating than your age’.  The students […]Read More »
  • E-Safety Assemblies

    E-Safety Assemblies

    Mr Reeves, Business Studies Coordinator:  A number of Year 10 students have organised and presented assemblies this week on the topic of E-Safety.  The assemblies focused around the issue of online hate and how young people should respond if they read something upsetting online.  They offered this advice to students ¯ Block it ¯ Report it ¯ Speak […]Read More »
  • Think First

    Think First

    Police Programme For 13 to 17 year olds A five day interactive programme that looks at the consequences of certain behaviours that affect young people and aims to teach key life skills Activities include two offsite visits and various community safety themed workshops Young people  who are interested in public services are encouraged to get […]Read More »
  • Insight 26th February 2016

    Insight 26th February 2016

    Check out the 26th February 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Premier League Reading Stars

    Premier League Reading Stars

    Miss Harrison, Coordinator of English and Mr Ward, PE Teacher:  The Premier League Reading Stars is a programme run by the National Literacy Trust and is designed to show us that reading can be interesting and fun.  There are ten fixtures over the course of the programme which take place every Thursday evening and our […]Read More »
  • Extended Homework Awards

    Extended Homework Awards

    Mrs Lee, Director of Key Stage 4:    Congratulations to those students who have received awards for their Extended Homework projects completed this half term.  Year 7 have been working on a Geography project on their local environment and Year 8 have been discovering about the French and Spanish speaking world.  Year 9 have been investigating […]Read More »
  • 500 Followers

    500 Followers

    We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who is following us on Twitter. If you have not already joined, don’t get left out!  Follow @hollyhalltweet and keep up-to-date with everything happening at Holly Hall.  Read More »
  • Intermediate Maths Challenge

    Intermediate Maths Challenge

    Miss Westwood, Mathematics Key Stage 3 Coordinator:   On 4 February, a group of Year 9 and 10 students took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge.  This is a national challenge with schools from all over the country taking part.  Students take the test under examination conditions and must answer twenty-five multiple choice questions in one […]Read More »
  • Parental Information

    Parental Information

    You will no doubt be aware of a number of hoax bomb calls, in recent weeks, to schools across the country.  These have included schools in the West Midlands.  Making a hoax bomb threat is a serious crime and a number of arrests have already been made within the West Midlands. Please be assured that […]Read More »
  • Insight 12th February 2016

    Insight 12th February 2016

    Check out the 12th February 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Annual General Meeting – 25th February 2016

    Annual General Meeting – 25th February 2016

    The Holly Hall Academy Trust Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 25th February 2016 at the Academy, starting at 6.00pm in the Main Hall. All parents, staff and Governors are invited to attend. All documents related to the AGM can be found hereRead More »
  • What’s your Poison?

    What’s your Poison?

    Miss Haycock, Leader of PSHE:  On Friday 29 January, a group of people from Performance in Education came into the Academy to deliver a presentation to Year 8 students on the theme of ‘What’s Your Poison?’  It was the story of a group of teenagers getting involved in substance abuse (alcohol, smoking and drugs) and the issues […]Read More »
  • GCSE Catering

    GCSE Catering

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:  This week Year 11 Catering Students have been busy completing their GCSE practical exam, the theme is International Cuisine and they have been required to research and trial recipes and plan their two course meals. The standard has been very high including making meringue, ice cream, sorbet, […]Read More »
  • Year 9 Parents’ Evenings

    Year 9 Parents’ Evenings

    Mrs Lee, Director of Key Stage 4:  On 9 and 10 February we will be holding our annual Year 9 Parents Consultation Evenings. This will be a chance for parents and students to meet with their child’s designated mentor. During the meeting we will share information with you and your child about your child’s academic progress so […]Read More »
  • PE Update

    PE Update

    Mr Ward, PE Teacher:  It has been a busy period  for both our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. The U14 boys have gone from strength to strength and have continued their unbeaten form in the league with a 24–12 victory over Ellowes Hall and a 40–3 win over Dormston. They have one more game to […]Read More »
  • Insight 5th February 2016

    Insight 5th February 2016

    Check out the 2nd February 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • A Big Well Done

    A Big Well Done

    Miss Rawlings , Year 8 Intervention Coordinator:  Ten Year 8 students took part in a radio competition at #MeFestival for Signal 107, to promote health care services in the borough for people in ‘at risk’ categories during the winter months.  We are pleased to learn that they have been announced as the competition winners! Thank […]Read More »