Ethos and Mission

The Holly Hall Academy – Ethos and Mission

Holly Hall is a very successful 11-16, mixed, urban and ethnically diverse Academy which serves an area to the south west of Central Dudley.

Our vision, ethos and values are summed up in the phrase “Excellence for Everyone”.  All our students are encouraged to aspire to excellence and exceed their own expectations academically, socially and personally.  In short, we want them to be “the best they can be”.

We seek to promote healthy minds in healthy bodies and develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes which enable students to not only be successful with their learning, but to go on to become active citizens who will enjoy a sound economic future and make a positive contribution to their community.

Our curriculum is designed to help students meet the challenges of an ever changing world and we seek to promote a joy of learning that will continue into adult life.  We have a thriving tradition of sporting success, drama and music productions and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

We enjoy extensive links with our  primary schools as well as the local community, partner secondary schools and colleges and business organisations.

Holly Hall is large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities yet small enough to benefit from a caring and supportive family ethos.  The Academy has a strong ethos of care and concern for the individual based on tolerance and mutual respect.

Relationships between students and staff are excellent.  We particularly value the strong links we have between home and the Academy and the tremendous support we receive from parents and carers, recognising their key role in the learning process and our students’ success.

Holly Hall is an inclusive Academy striving to meet the needs of each individual student whatever their ability and circumstances.  The Academy enjoys both a local and a national reputation for its work as we seek to live up to our vision of “Excellence for Everyone”.