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  • Easter Holiday Arrangements Dear parents/carers,Following my more detailed letter last week, I would like to clarify the following ahead of the Easter holidays;The school is now operating under its Easter holiday arrangements. Google Classroom is being monitored but no new learning activities will be posted until we return. Staff are not expected to provide feedback at the same level you have been accustomed to. Normal teaching and learning/online curriculum support will resume on Tuesday 21st April. Please note that staff are completing online training on Monday 20th April.There is an emergency contact window open between 7.30am – 9.30am. This is primarily for the collection of Free School Meals before 9am, for the children of key workers or ...
    Posted by Mark Giudici
  • Letter for parents 1st April 2020 Dear Parents/Carers,We hope that the first two weeks of having the children at home during the day is going well and that you are all staying safe.  Much has been shared over social media (and the school website) in recent days, lots of it very positive with the local community pulling together admirably.  Handsworth is a very special place.Thank you for your constant engagement with the school communications via ParentMail, text and the school website.  We understand that trying to manage children learning at home can be challenging; I hope to address some of these concerns.Points to note:• This is not home-schooling. This is an unprecedented emergency situation impacting the whole world.  At best, this ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 2:36 AM by Mark Giudici
  • Holyhead School update on Exam Cancellations and Predicted Grades Please take some time to read the updated guidance in the link below, that we are sending out about the Government's decision on Friday 20th March to cancel the summer exams, and the practical implications for us at Holyhead while we wait for further details and confirmation of how the grading system will work Ofqual. We fully understand that many parents/carers and students are concerned and worried, wanting definitive answers about what is going to happen, and how the system will work, unfortunately though these answers from the Government aren't available to us yet.Once the Government/Ofqual give us further information and some certainty of how the system will work, we will update you, however, in ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2020, 9:16 AM by J Grant
  • ABSENCE MONITORING ABSENCE MONITORINGAll student absences need to be reported via ParentMail. You need to do this in order to stop teachers contacting your child to discuss non-completion of work. If they are not ill, they should be completing work. We will issue negative MyPoints and contact home for all students not doing the work set. We want to avoid unnecessary offence. Please make sure you let us know if your child is ill. We will pass this on to their teachers.As you are aware the school is 'closed to students' from an educational perspective until further notice (except children of Key Workers as per Government guidelines).We do understand that many parents will be working from home and ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2020, 4:28 AM by Mark Giudici
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  • Solomon OB at Holyhead School Soloman OB Rapper, spoken word artist and poet, came into school to share his story to the Year 11 students in assembly and how he overcame his challenges and barriers ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2019, 2:12 AM by J Grant
  • Envision Over the last few months Year 10 students, as well as myself, have had the opportunity for some amazing experiences,  but before I start I would like to say a ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2019, 4:05 AM by R Dhanjal
  • Handsworth Vaisakhi Mela 2019 Vaisakhi Mela is a traditional festival to celebrate the birth of Sikhs. The original Vaisakhi celebration takes place on Sunday 14th April; the actual mela takes place on Sunday 28th ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2020, 3:54 AM by J Grant
  • Exam Stress and Depression! What is exam stress and depression?Exam stress is quite prevalent at this time for the Year 11 GCSE students. This is because they get put under so much pressure ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 2:45 AM by R Dhanjal
  • Duke of Edinburgh First Aid Experience! On Tuesday 22nd January, myself and about a class full of children were offered a space to complete the Heartstart emergency life support programme. This taught us many new skills ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 2:43 AM by R Dhanjal
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Student News

  • Year 11 Intervention Classes - Spring Term 2020 Intervention Classes begin at 3:30 pm and students should go there straight after their last lesson.  Students should not leave the site and then come back for intervention.If ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2020, 6:14 AM by J Grant
  • RSA8 Cohort: 2019 - 2020 The RSA8 Leadership Programme was founded in 2014 to help develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in students through a variety of social action campaigns. The project centres around giving 10 ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2020, 1:11 AM by J Grant
  • Pulse magazine - Enrichment at Holyhead Pulse Magazine - Spring 2020 Pulse Magazine - Autumn 2019 Pulse Magazine - Summer 2019 Spring 2019 Edition
    Posted by J Grant
  • The Chineke Foundation    A Quartet of musicians from the internationally renowned Chineke Orchestra visited Holyhead school on Wednesday 12th June, to deliver a classical music workshop for Year 8 and 9 students. The ...
    Posted by J Grant
  • Holyhead School Presentation Evening Highlights 2019
    Posted Feb 14, 2020, 1:11 AM by J Grant
  • STEM Event by Ahead Partnership and Mott MacDonald Last Monday, we had the opportunity to bring in an external team from Mott MacDonald, a global engineering company, in association with Ahead Partnership. They came in to work with ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2020, 2:05 AM by J Grant
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Sixth Form News

  • In-house enrichment: Classroom assistants During an assembly at the beginning of this academic year, the Sixth Form Team spoke to Year 12 and 13 about how important it is to add to their CV ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 7:36 AM by J Grant
  • University Destinations 2018                      The following table provides information on the Sixth Form students who have successfully gained entry onto the course and into the University of their choice for this year. Congratulations to ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2020, 6:04 AM by J Grant
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