Welcome and Introduction

Thank you for your interest in Holyhead School. We are an 11-19 Academy at the heart of Soho Ward, a vibrant and aspirational community with a deep sense of its own heritage and culture.

Ofsted recognised us as ‘Outstanding’ in 2013 and again in 2015. More importantly, the local community recognise the value of our work and consequently there is a high demand for school and Sixth Form places. There is always a high level of interest in our work and I am very proud of the amazing reputation that we have both locally and nationally.

What makes Holyhead special is our commitment to learning without limits. Students enter the school with attainment levels significantly below national average (RaiseOnline) but go on to achieve whatever they set their minds to. More students than you find at other schools, goon to employment, higher education and apprenticeships. They attend Russell Group Universities and read the most competitive courses you can imagine. They become Engineers, Lawyers, Accountants, Entrepreneurs and Doctors, but they also become well rounded individuals who understand how to keep save, how to articulate themselves and how to respect diversity, equality and active citizenship. 

We invest a lot in developing the strength of their character, making them independent and confident with vision and intellectual curiosity.

The focus on the development of character extends to staff. Whilst we have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and CPD, we also expect staff to become role models for the school community. Our induction, staff incentive scheme and person specifications place an emphasis on leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication.

If you share our vision and values, we would love to tell you more. We are not satisfied with being outstanding and everything we do is about being better tomorrow than we have been today.

Once again, I thank you for showing an interest in learning more about our special community.

Ross Trafford
Principal