Students and staff at Holbrook Academy are celebrating the news that building work will shortly begin on a new science lab and a new teaching centre, following the award of £237,000 from Community Infrastructure Levy funds collected from new housing builds in the local area.
Headteacher, Mr Tom Maltby, said: “This is fantastic news for our students and for our local community. Holbrook Academy is fully committed to enhancing Science for all our students alongside sharing this new Science facility with local primary schools. One of the important lessons from this past year is that Science really matters in our everyday lives and at Holbrook we want to nurture tomorrow’s leading scientists. This is a great step forward.”
Chair of Governors, Louise Cullen, said: “This project has been a long-term ambition for Holbrook Academy and we are absolutely delighted to finally start work on this exciting new development.”
The school will be increasing capacity from 590 students to 600 once the provision is in place. The new teaching centre will be named The Mayhew Centre in honour of former Acting Headteacher, Nicola Mayhew, who led the school following the sudden death of Dr Simon Letman in April 2019, and will enhance Holbrook Academy’s commitment to personalised learning.
The new menu from Monday 14 June can be found here
Follow the link above to read a poem by Bethan in Year 7 about students returning to school:-
Kindness Awards were presented to Briony and Jack – Holbrook Academy Kindness Awards
The Academy’s risk assessment for January 2021 can be found here:-
Risk Assessment : 20 January 2021
Full Risk Assessment: HA RISK ASSESSMENT Covid-19 30 November 2020
All students have been sent a copy of the ‘Information for Students Returning to School’ leaflet, together with their timetable and a year group badge. Please click here for a copy of the leaflet.
Today our Year 11 students have collected an excellent set of GCSE results that reflect the hard work and focus that they committed to their studies. As a cohort, they have shown strength of character, resilience and maturity in handling the cancellation of examinations and school closure. We could not be any prouder of them.
81% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths and there have been so many individual success stories across all subjects.
It has been a pleasure to celebrate results today with students, safe in the knowledge that they have the results they need for their next steps.
Resources to support the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 can be found here
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