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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.

School Uniform

Holcombe Grammar School Uniform

September 2019


· Grey Holcombe Grammar School blazer with badge

· Shirt – plain white long or short sleeved

· Holcombe Grammar School tie

· Charcoal grey tailored trousers – no casual style or material, straight or slim (not skinny)

· Black Jumper (optional)

· Black or dark grey socks

· Shoes – plain black formal shoes (no boots, canvas shoes, branded shoes or trainers allowed. Coat (when required) in a plain, dark colour (no logos)

· Head covering (when worn, this is to be for religious reasons only and prearranged)



· Holcombe PE top (short sleeves)

· Holcombe PE shorts

· Holcombe rugby shirt

· Long black socks

· White socks (indoors)

· Trainers (indoor)

· Shin Pads

· Football/rugby boots (with plastic or rubber studs)

· Holcombe Tracksuit Top (optional, although no other top can be worn in place of this)

· Holcombe Tracksuit Bottom (optional, although no other tracksuit bottoms can be worn in place of this)


Miscellaneous Equipment:

· Black writing pens at least 3

· Blue writing pens

· Green writing pens

· Coloured pencils

· Maths set to include set square, protractor and compass

· Calculator

· Eraser and pencil sharpener

· Ruler (30cm)

· Pencil case (large enough for all the above)

· Plain black rucksack