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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 11.06.20: For an update about remote learning, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, 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 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

500 Words 2020: Black Lives Matter

500 Words 2020: Black Lives Matter

The 500 Words Competition 2020: Black Lives Matter opened on the 29th June.

500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids: Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, this year, 500 Words wants to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement.

From 6:30am on Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July at 11.59pm 2020, children aged between 5 and 13 have the opportunity to participate in the competition, responding to the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movements across the world in whatever way they wish, in no more than 500 words, in the form of a story. Entry is open to children of all backgrounds and ethnicity.

We hope to see many of our Year 7 and 8 students engaging with the competition and we look forward to reading some fantastic entries.

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