Holly Hall News Feed

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  • 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 »
  • Performing Arts Showcase

    Performing Arts Showcase

    Mr Simpson, Coordinator of Music:  Tickets are now available for the Performing Arts Showcase which will be held on Thursday 25 February. The evening will feature performances from students in all year groups in music, drama and dance. It will also be the last chance to see our Year 11 students perform before they leave. […]Read More »
  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

    Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

    Student Leader, Aisha Islam (11WES):  On Wednesday 27 January, Nancy Lillington from Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity came into the Academy to receive a cheque for £1000.  This was the money raised at our end of term Winter Wonderland Fayre. The event was planned, organised and led by Student Leaders and it raised money from a […]Read More »
  • University College Visit

    University College Visit

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering:   On Thursday, Year 10 Catering students attended a Food Science session at University College Birmingham, they enjoyed a range of activities including seeing honeycomb being made, enrobing honeycomb in chocolate, watching a demonstration on the tempering of chocolate and understanding the science behind it. They saw some equipment […]Read More »
  • Insight 29th January 2016

    Insight 29th January 2016

    Check out the 29th January 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Primary STEM Activity Day

    Primary STEM Activity Day

    Miss Haycock, Leader of PSHE:  On Friday 15 January 2016, twenty pupils from Woodside and Russells Hall Primary School attended Holly Hall Academy to take part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities. They worked in small groups, rotating round three activities which consisted of ice cream making with Mrs Milovsorov, dry ice experiments with […]Read More »
  • Year 10 Parents’ Consultation Evenings

    Year 10 Parents’ Consultation Evenings

    Student Leader, Charlotte Thomas (9MAH/GSP) reports:  “This week, Year 10 students and parents were invited to meet with mentors at our Parents’ Consultation Evenings.  During their appointment, they discussed their academic progress and the achievements they have made so far this academic year. Tyler Arrowsmith (9WRD), Alex Clare (9COL/SCL), Priyankaa Patel (9MAH/GSP) and I acted […]Read More »
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    This week, assemblies have been led by Mr Hatch, Principal.  The theme focussed around Martin Luther King Jr. Day which marks his birthday. This year, had he not been assassinated Martin Luther King Jr would have been 86 years old. In the USA of the 1960s and 100 years after the end of slavery there […]Read More »
  • Basketball Trip

    Basketball Trip

    Mr Ward, PE Teacher:  On Sunday a group of eighteen students visited the Barclaycard arena, Birmingham for the men’s and women’s British Basketball League (BBL) cup finals. The students witnessed two fiercely competitive games and were also treated to a professional slam dunk competition and a half time performance from Britain’s Got Talent dance group […]Read More »
  • Delicious roast dinners served in Scotty G’s

    Delicious roast dinners served in Scotty G’s

    Every Tuesday in Scotty G’s, a delicious roast dinner forms part of the menu.  This week, beef and Yorkshire pudding were served.  Both staff and students enjoyed the dish, particularly welcome on such a cold winter’s day!  Next week’s roast is Turkey with all the trimmings.  Come along and try it for yourself.  A main […]Read More »
  • Insight 22nd January 2016

    Insight 22nd January 2016

    Check out the 22nd January 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Radio Competition

    Radio Competition

    Hi all, a group of 10 year 8 students recently attended the #MeFestival at Himley Hall which was organised by Dudley CCG. Whilst there the students developed radio commercials to promote health care services in the borough for people in ‘at risk’ groups during the winter months. These adverts were then recorded by a producer […]Read More »
  • Competition! Home cooking at Holly Hall

    Competition! Home cooking at Holly Hall

    You might remember that last year we began taking part in the ‘School Food Champions’ Programme. We are pleased to announce this has been very successful and we have seen increases in the number of students taking up school meals.   We are still keen to increase the number to students opting for the hot […]Read More »
  • Philosopher of the Month

    Philosopher of the Month

    Mrs Collins, Teacher of RS, Philosophy and Ethics:  If you would like to win a Merry Hill gift voucher,  all you have to do is have a go at answering January’s philosophical question: “Is a photo stored on a camera the same as a memory in our mind?” Hand your thoughts in to a member […]Read More »
  • Science Master Classes

    Science Master Classes

    Mr Stokes, Head of Science:  A group of Year 11 students have been attending Bishop Milner Catholic College for Science Master classes.    Experiments included dissecting a rat, completing a titration and using light to calculate sugar concentrations in sweets. Bethany Ireland (11STE), Alisha Jarrett (11STE), Paige Moran (11DHE),  Chandler Newman (11STE), Radha Patel (11DHE) and Jordan […]Read More »
  • Year 10 Parents’ Consultation Evenings

    Year 10 Parents’ Consultation Evenings

    Mrs Lee, Director of Key Stage 4:  On 19 and 20 January we will be holding our annual Year 10 parents consultation evening. 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 »
  • Insight 15th January 2016

    Insight 15th January 2016

    Check out the 15th January 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Insight 8th January 2016

    Insight 8th January 2016

    Check out the 8th January 2016 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

    Preparations for the Winter Wonderland Fayre have gone really well this week.  There have been lots of generous donations for our stalls.   Thank you to everyone who gave raffle or tombola prizes.  On Thursday the students took over the gym to get it ready for the activities taking place on Friday. Look out for details […]Read More »
  • Making Music

    Making Music

    Mr Simpson would like to thank the group of Year 11 students who performed Christmas songs at Tesco in Dudley on Wednesday 16 December. Carla Allmark (11DAS), Karyss Devine (11STE), Divina Matondo (11STO), Lewis James (11STO), Nick Marston (11STO) and Jordan Evans (11DAS) received many positive comments from the general public, and Tesco were very […]Read More »
  • Poppy Appeal

    Poppy Appeal

    We are very proud to announce that Holly Hall Academy has once again raised the most money of all Dudley schools in this year’s Poppy Appeal.  We raised £635.06 which is a staggering amount. Well done to all students who contributed to this fantastic achievement. The Royal British Legion’s representative has asked us to pass […]Read More »
  • Mr Nation’s Christmas Calculations

    Mr Nation’s Christmas Calculations

    Congratulations to Sareena Heath (8MCN/MCK) who is the winner of Mr Nation’s puzzle.  The correct answer was 5 red, 15 green and 20 yellow. Sareena’s name was drawn from all of the correct entries received and she was presented with a W H Smith gift voucher and a box of chocolates by Mr Nation.Read More »
  • Sandwell College Competition Winner

    Sandwell College Competition Winner

    This term Year 8 students were asked to create designs in their Art lessons  for a competition being run by Sandwell College.  All local schools were invited to enter and Holly Hall entered eight designs. The winning artwork would be used in their 2016 corporate calendar. Congratulations to Cydney Sutton (7WIL) whose picture was selected […]Read More »
  • Insight 18th December 2015

    Insight 18th December 2015

    Check out the 18th December 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click hereRead More »
  • Winter Wonderland Fayre

    Winter Wonderland Fayre

    A report by GWACA Team Leader, Chelsea Sheldon (11WES) Holly Hall Academy’s Winter Wonderland Fayre on Friday 18 December 2015 will raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  It will be taking place in the old gym.  There will be lots to see and do.  You can take part in our activities that include ‘Sponge the […]Read More »
  • Christmas Mufti

    Christmas Mufti

    On the last day of term, we are holding a Christmas themed mufti day.  You can wear your Christmas jumper or anything with a Christmas colour.  We are asking for a donation of £1 per student with proceeds going to Save the Children.Read More »
  • Travel Academy

    Travel Academy

    A report by Tyler Arrowsmith (9WRD):  On Thursday 10th December 2015 the Travel Academy Team visited Safeside in Neachells, Birmingham to showcase our campaign to six other schools within the West Midlands. We shared our ideas and plans of how we want to improve road safety for Holly Hall students. We also had a tour […]Read More »
  • Working with Dudley College

    Working with Dudley College

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts and Design:  This week Mr Hatch and myself met with a Dudley College representative.  We are now looking forward to some very exciting times ahead.  We have a whole range of visits planned for students to see what goes on in life after Holly Hall in a post 16 curriculum.  Stay […]Read More »
  • Cookery Reminder

    Cookery Reminder

    Mrs Milovsorov, Coordinator of Food Technology and Catering would like to remind students to bring their ingredients for the following dishes next week. Year 7 – Cheese & potato bake Year 8 – Thursday  –  Victoria sponge Year 9 – Swiss Roll/Chocolate logRead More »
  • Insight 11th December 2015

    Insight 11th December 2015

    Check out the 11th December 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • GCSE Presentation Evening

    GCSE Presentation Evening

    At our annual GCSE Presentation Evening, the ‘Class of 2015’ were presented with their examination certificates by Mr Hatch, Principal.  We are very proud of our Class of 2015 and wish them every success in the future. Special awards were given to: Ben Clare and Margarita Llabres Diaz – Outstanding Commitment Pritesh Patel and Jazmyn […]Read More »
  • ‘Caring for Others’ Assemblies

    ‘Caring for Others’ Assemblies

    Mr Stokes, Coordinator of Science:  This week our assemblies have been based on ‘caring for others’.  The particular focus was on the effects of long term health conditions that some of our students live with.  The science behind epilepsy and diabetes was explained by Mr Stokes and students Karyss Devine (11STE), Beth Lovell (11STO) and […]Read More »
  • Bar Mock Trial

    Bar Mock Trial

    Mr Clarke, Mathematics Teacher: On Saturday 28 November twenty students competed against two other schools in the annual Bar National Mock Trial Competition hosted by the Citizenship Foundation at the Staffordshire Combined Court. Students took on the roles of various court staff in the Crown Court. The Barristers were required to present their cases to […]Read More »
  • #Mefestival

    #Mefestival

    Miss Rawlings, Year 8 Intervention Coordinator:  Last week ten Year 8 students attended the #MeFestival at Himley Hall which was organised by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The event was an opportunity for students to look at different aspects of health and wellbeing.  They took part in work shops with local GPs and also local […]Read More »
  • Chess and Checkers Club

    Chess and Checkers Club

    Players of all abilities are invited to join the Chess & Checkers Club in B4 on Wednesday lunchtimes.  For more information please see Miss Rawlings.    Read More »
  • Insight 4th December 2015

    Insight 4th December 2015

    Check out the 4th December 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • KEY STAGE 3 EXTENDED HOMEWORK REMINDER – Autumn Half Term 2

    KEY STAGE 3 EXTENDED HOMEWORK REMINDER – Autumn Half Term 2

    Year 7 – History – ‘Medieval life’ – Deadline for handing in Friday 4th December Year 8 – Geography – ‘Rainforests’ – Deadline for handing in Deadline for handing in Wednesday 2nd December Year 9 – Art and Design – ‘Aluminium Challenge’ – Deadline for handing in Wednesday 2nd DecemberRead More »
  • Former Woodside Students – Since I joined Holly Hall…

    Former Woodside Students – Since I joined Holly Hall…

    Miss Haycock, Leader of PSHE:  This week, we asked a group of Year 7 former Woodside Primary School students what they are most proud of achieving since joining Holly Hall in September 2015.  Here’s what they had to say: Since I have been at Holly Hall…. Michael Ezeji (7MSL) – “The subject I have excelled […]Read More »
  • Examinations

    Examinations

    Mr Parmar, Senior Assistant Principal:  As you are aware, the Government appears to be moving ever more steadily towards awarding qualifications based on an ‘examinations only’ principle and away from other methods of assessment such as controlled assessments and coursework. We hope you agree that we need to prepare our students to feel as comfortable […]Read More »
  • R U Different?

    R U Different?

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Design:  Regular INsight readers will be aware that Year 10 girls Megan Arkwell, Letia Blake, Alisha LLewellyn, Tamzin Tromans and Charlie Wilson designed a poster for the ‘RU Different?’ programme, designed to reduce risk taking activities amongst young people,  They reached the National finals up against entries from 170,000 participating […]Read More »
  • Student Shop

    Student Shop

    For all your stationery needs, come along to the Student Shop. Open daily at lunch times. We stock everything you need to be prepared for your lessons.Read More »
  • Insight 26th November 2015

    Insight 26th November 2015

    Check out the 26th November 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Anti-Bullying Week

    Anti-Bullying Week

    Mr Webster, Director of Year 11:  This week I have had the pleasure of delivering assemblies to promote Anti-Bullying Week. The presentation highlighted the impact that bullying can have, not just on young people, but all ages in life. The Anti-Bullying Alliance organisation has asked for all students to “Make a noise about bullying” this […]Read More »
  • Battlefield Tours

    Battlefield Tours

    Mr Taylor, Cover Supervisor:  On the 13 November, forty students from the Holly Hall Academy travelled to the Belgian town of Ypres, where they were to study the battlefields of the First World War. In a very emotional trip, the students were able to see how the men of the British army would have spent […]Read More »
  • Year 11 Parents’ Evenings

    Year 11 Parents’ Evenings

    Year 11 Parents’ Evenings will take place on 1 and 2 December 2015. Letters of invitation will be sent at the beginning of next week, stating appointment times between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. If you have any queries please contact Mr Webster or Miss Macefield.Read More »
  • Insight 20th November 2015

    Insight 20th November 2015

    Check out the 20th November 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Update on France and Belgium Battlefield visit

    Update on France and Belgium Battlefield visit

    Just to say that everyone is safe and well. We are aware of the unfortunate turn of events in France and our condolences go to all those affected. Having taken advice from the Foreign Office and the Tour Company, it has been decided to change the itinerary and stay in Belgium for the remainder of […]Read More »
  • Insight 13th November 2015

    Insight 13th November 2015

    Check out the 13th November 2015 edition of INsight. Now available to view easily online. Visit the News link then click INsight or click here.Read More »
  • Marking and Feedback – Message to Parents

    Marking and Feedback – Message to Parents

    Mr Sissons, Director of Learning, would like to tell parents of an important change that is being introduced across the Academy. Starting from Monday 9th November students will regularly receive feedback stickers in their class books and on their assessments following the marking of these. This will take place every two weeks in our core […]Read More »
  • Student Shop

    Student Shop

    Nimra Hussain (11STO):  This week saw the opening of our new shop.  Members of the COFO charity team have been selling Royal British Legion merchandise at lunchtimes.  These will be available until the end of next week. There are lots of items available for a contribution from as little as 10p so come along and […]Read More »
  • R U Different? Your Support Please

    R U Different? Your Support Please

    Mr Townley, Leader of Arts & Design:  You may remember our Year 10 girls whose winning design (left) got through to the national finals for the ‘RU Different’ programme to reduce risk taking in young people.  Well now is the time to show your support.  We need all students, staff, parents and friends of Holly Hall to […]Read More »