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Sixth Form Induction

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Induction Day – Lessons, Holiday Homework and Support Materials. Please click on this link for your interactive virtual transition page. Please see a page of resources for you here and your holiday homework for completion, as part of your induction, here.

Year 7 Induction

For our Year 7 Induction page, please see here. We have also now launched our virtual transition page, which can be found here: This is a fantastic interactive tool for you and your parents and carers to really get a feel for life at Holcombe. For a letter that has been sent to you on the 17.07.20, please see here.

Information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

Update 17.07.20: For an update from Mr Preston about September Reopening, please see here. For the older update from 03.07.20, please see here. An email update was sent on the 08.07.20.

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility, and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing or calling 03333 602130 by 9am the day before. For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing. To access this provision, you must also have downloaded and completed the form that can be found here and you must bring it with you to the school when you arrive.

You can access Holcombe Grammar School’s COVID-19 latest update and archived letters for the whole school and year groups, including links to resources at

National Writing Day at Holcombe and at Home

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May Month of Reading

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STEM Competition

12 Holcombe students were invited to take part in the Rotary Club’s Regional Technology Tournament 2020, held at the Royal Engineers…


Holcombe Grammar School is a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a mixed Sixth Form. At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

Students at Holcombe Grammar School are given the academic and intellectual tools to help them structure their thinking and learning effectively, thus enabling them to engage successfully in their academic studies. In addition to this, we believe in developing our students’ understanding of how their brain works and how to deliberately use their brain in the most effective fashion for both academic and personal success.

Every individual at Holcombe Grammar School is encouraged to achieve their personal best and there is an emphasis on celebrating student progress as well as outright attainment. Whilst many students go on to achieve places at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities, we celebrate the achievements of all students. The vast majority of our students go on to top universities at the end of the Sixth Form. The few who choose not to go to university are supported into apprenticeships at prestigious organisations such as the BBC. We are also proud of our excellent reputation for supporting students with Additional Educational Needs.

We offer a very successful and diverse range of sports using the excellent facilities at Holcombe Park and the Lordswood Leisure Centre. Football is historically very successful at the school with our teams regularly winning their leagues and reaching Kent Cup finals. Chris Smalling, the England footballer, is a former student of Holcombe Grammar School and several students each year follow his path into local clubs to begin their professional careers. Our sporting success goes beyond the football pitch and we are frequent winners of local athletics meetings and successfully participate in rugby, hockey and cricket fixtures and tournaments. Our sportsmen and sportswomen also have the opportunity to develop their skills in tennis, table tennis, cycling, climbing and many more sports.

All of this is delivered in a caring, supportive environment underpinned by the School’s house system, which ensures that every student has a sense of community and belonging whilst providing continuity of care for every student.

Congratulations to our very own fantastic English teacher Mr Still for his Pearson Award 2020 nomination. We are very proud of all of his hard work and…

Root of the Week – 13th July

Please see this week’s Root of the Week here. Please note the final slide -…

Weekly Vodcast

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Root of the Week – 6th July

Please see this week’s Root of the Week here.