Please note that the school site and Google Classrooms will be closed next week during half term.  Google Classrooms will open again as normal from the 1st June 2020.

Please click here for information about how to support learning at home on Google Classroom. You will also find daily updates for students and parents. All news and announcements are in this section.

Please click here to read Holyheads response to the Governments announcement on Sunday 10th May


** Free School Meals Update **
For those students that are eligible for free school meal vouchers, these have now been distributed for 4 in term weeks, covering the period: 18th May 2020 - 19th June 2020. 

The Department of Education has decided against providing free school meal vouchers for May half term: 26th May 2020 - 29th May 2020. Unfortunately, this is a decision outside of Holyhead School's control.

If you believe not to have received your vouchers for this period, it has become apparent that the email is often located in the Spam/Junk folder. Please search your email using the word Edenred. This is the simplest method to identify the 16 digit redemption code has been received.

Please refer to Parentmail or contact the school using enquiry@holyheadschool.org.uk for further information.


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.

Handsworth is a special place of deep heritage and inclusion. It’s children need care and positive role models to tell us its story, meet its challenges with optimism, pride and resilience and to shape an ambitious future. We provide a generous, broad and thoughtful education.  Our classrooms and our people have a distinctive style, creative way of thinking and commitment to the highest standards imaginable. 

We are not a school who prides itself on positions in league tables (although our students make outstanding progress).  Instead, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide Handsworth with responsible citizens with strong character and limitless potential.  We teach what matters.

There is a magic to Holyhead we must preserve and celebrate every day.  We place amazing relationships at the heart of everything we do.  That’s what makes us so special.


Ross Trafford
Principal