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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 office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk 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 admissions@holcombegrammar.org.uk. Please do not bring them into school.

News

Digital Debate Society

Holcombe is determined to carry on with our school enrichment clubs, which is why we have launched our first ever Digital Debate Society, a weekly Microsoft Teams meeting with students, Fridays from 1:20-1:55pm. All staff and students…

On Friday 6th March, 36 of our Year 10 students visited Queens’ College, University of Cambridge for an insight into life at one of the world’s most successful educational institutions. The students were engaged throughout the…

Congratulations Sam Crean

Congratulations to one of our former students, Sam Crean, who earned his first international cap for the England U20 Rugby Union Squad in the U20’s Six Nations Competition against Ireland. This represents a continued development in…

#BeKind Video

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust have launched their video #BeKind on their Facebook page. It was so pleasing to hear about all the pupils and schools that got involved to bring our video to life.

Oxford Trip

On Thursday 5th March, 25 Year 9 students visited Hertford College in Oxford, in a trip led by Mrs Ortega. The trip allowed students to experience university life. Students were given a talk about careers and high…

Sport Relief 2020

Congratulations on the tremendous efforts our students put towards fundraising for Sport Relief 2020. There were some unbelievable individual fundraising efforts, which raised over £1000 even before the actual event took place. Students took part in cycling…

KCS – School and Home Resources

We hope you are all safe and well. We have been informed that KCS have launched a web shop, where parents are able to purchase school resources, including stationary and curriculum based learning resources, and activities, such…

Senior Maths Competition

Several Year 12 and 13 students were involved in the Senior Maths competition on Thursday 7th November. This is an individual national competition lasting 90 minutes, where 19 students gained awards ranging from Gold to Bronze, a…

The Kent School Games Badminton Finals were held on Thursday 6th February, also at Medway Park. Sixteen Holcombe students from Years 8-11 represented their school at this event. Each of the Holcombe teams were pitted against some of…