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Coronavirus Updates

Further 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’.

For responses to our National Writing Day #247challenge, please see here.

Students joining us in Year 12 September 2020: please see a page of resources for you here. 

Update 03.07.20: For an update from Mr Preston about September Reopening, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, and our incoming Year 7s, please see here.

Update 08.06.20: Year 10 and 12 parents and carers, please see the letter that has been sent out with your student’s bubbles. For FAQs, please see here.

Live Learning Timetables: Please see here for live learning timetables for this term for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.


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 r.martin@tsatrust.org.uk 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 https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk/support-guidance/holcombe-covid-19-update/

STEM Competition

STEM Competition

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

The Year 8, 10, and 12 students competed against other local schools in the foundation, intermediate and advanced tasks set by the organisers.

Students were tasked with the challenge of creating a tower structure holding a billboard advertisement and a flashing beacon. They needed to construct the circuit and to devise a method to allow the beacon to flash a set number of times, and for the advanced team to flash an exact number of times in 10 seconds. The Tournament gave our students the opportunity to design and build collaboratively and involving crafting with card, small-section timber and basic machines (wheels, pulleys, etc.)

Students enjoyed the day taking on a new challenge, amongst the displays the Royal Engineers Museum had to offer, and we are proud to announce our students in the foundation and intermediate teams blew away the competition, achieving first place. Congratulations to all and many thanks to Mr Campbell for leading this STEM event.