Our aim is to enable every child to thrive through experiencing an ethos of support, to be challenged and encouraged to succeed. We provide a stimulating environment with innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning. We develop intellectual character in our pupils.
As a community, we strive to ensure everyone, irrespective of ability, leaves Holme Grange feeling individually fulfilled and valued as a member of society.
“There is excellent relations between staff and pupils…my daughter has made lots of friends and is so excited to come in each day.”
Holme Grange are the 294th school nationally to achieve the prestigious NACE Challenge Award for More Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils. This Award is given for high quality work by the whole school, teachers and governors, in challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best.
“The learning opportunities and activities are amazing, she loves reading.”
The curriculum at Holme Grange is the totality of each pupil’s learning experiences. The main aim of the our curriculum is to provide opportunities for the pupils to be taught so that they may in time become active, moral, fulfilled, confident and happy citizens prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century.
At Holme Grange our curriculum is broad, differentiated, rigorous and relevant to the needs of the pupils. There is an effective integration of knowledge, skills and understanding. Personal and social capabilities, ICT and cross curricular links permeate the curriculum.
The taught curriculum is developed in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, the National Curriculum and the demands of Common Entrance, determined by ISEB and for our senior pupils that of the GCSE syllabuses. We ensure that the range of learning opportunities challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning.
At Holme Grange we provide full-time, supervised education for pupils, which gives them experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, personal, moral and health education which reflects our aims and ethos, and aesthetic and creative education.
More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils make excellent progress because of early identification and support in lessons and activities.
Pupils entering at Year 7 are invited to apply for a Year 7/8 Scholarship in the winter term of Year 6. These scholarships are awarded after assessment and interview. Academic, Music and All-rounder awards are available
Within the School there is a Learning Support Department lead by the SENCO who is qualified to carry out pupil assessments when required. The SENCO is assisted by tutors, who can teach children on an individual basis as part of an agreed educational plan. Structured teaching is also available for those pupils who are identified as gifted or more able.