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Last Day of Term

Please note school will finish at 12.30pm on Friday 19th July (last day of term).

British Values

British Values

At Holcombe Grammar School, we actively promote positive, inclusive values. These include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and an acceptance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We believe British values are those values expected of anyone living in a modern Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture or religious belief.

Our ethos reflects these values. We place great emphasis on building positive relationships in school, amongst the students themselves and between staff and students. We strongly believe students should not merely be ‘taught’ such values but that they are embedded into school life and how we do things.

We strive to support our students to develop into confident, happy, successful young adults with greater life chances, who have empathy towards and an understanding of those less fortunate than themselves.

At Holcombe, British values are embodied in the following more specific ways:

Through the curriculum:

  • Students study Religious Studies, Life Skills and a range of other related subjects. These curriculum areas cover topics such as:
    • Study of the main religions from around the world
    • Assessing the problems faced by religious people
    • Identity rights and responsibilities
    • Democracy, active citizenship and participation
    • Knowing you and knowing others
    • Relationships
    • Healthy living
    • The world of work
    • Becoming independent
    • Understanding what’s going on
  • All curriculum areas ensure they address British values through their schemes of work, activities within classrooms and ensuring all aspects of their curriculums are fully inclusive.

Through every day activities which include:

  • Upholding the Holcombe Grammar School Home School Agreement and code of conduct
    • Respect for Yourself
    • Respect for Others
    • Respect for the Environment
    • Respect for Learning
  • The delivery of the form time activities
    • E-safety
    • Building resilience (SUMO)
    • Current affairs
    • Thinking strategies
    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Student voice
    • Termly reflections
    • In the news quizzes
    • Thought of the week
  • School assemblies:
    • Whole school assemblies every week are multi faith and look at a variety of different themes and topics
    • Each assembly is based around a ‘Thought for the Week’ which reflects British values
  • Charity work
    • The school, and each year group, work to raise money for a charity of their choice throughout the school year
    • The school has built close links with several charitable organisations over recent years.  This includes Medway Food Bank and The Shoe Box Appeal
    • Each year Holcombe raises over £1000 for various charities
  • School elections for:
    • Form representatives
    • Lead students
    • Student Executive Team
    • House officer
    • House charity
  • Extra – Curricular Clubs including:
    • Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
    • Computing/Engineering/Chess and a range of other activities
    • a large range of sports clubs
    • a large range of Music clubs