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Coronavirus Updates

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 0333 602115 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.

Update 03.04.20: Please see here for letter to Year 11 and Year 13, or here for a letter to parents of students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.

For recent letters sent home about Coronavirus, please see here.

For pastoral support resources, please see here.

For information about accessing Microsoft Teams, please see here.

For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.

Admissions 2020/21

We are currently awaiting further advice from the Department for Education about how appeal deadlines may be affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions on schools. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who still wishes to appeal to do so. Further advice will be provided to all appellants as soon as it is available. All admission appeal forms should be emailed to Please do not bring them into school.

Examination Information

Years 11 and 13 – please see this letter with the most updated information about your exams. 

This page provides information regarding external examinations for all qualifications that are taken at Holcombe Grammar School.

It includes important documents which students must read and also information on the release of results.

If you require information that does not appear in this section, please contact the Examinations Office.

Examination Regulations

External examinations are subject to strict regulations and students must familiarise themselves with the following documents produced by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

Information for candidates – Coursework

Information for candidates – Non-Examination Assessments

Information for candidates – Privacy Notice

Information for candidates – Social Media

Information for candidates – Written Examinations

Exam Contingency Day Letter

Student Information

Provisional timetables for external examinations will be distributed to students at the end of February/beginning of March. Two weeks before the examinations are due to start students will receive their final timetables which will include actual start times, details of the examination rooms and seat numbers. Students will also be issued with the relevant official examination notices and a student handbook which contains all of the information that they will need for exam day.

Results Days

Results are released to students on the following dates:

A/AS Level – Thursday 13th August 2020

GCSE – Thursday 20th August 2020