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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 03.07.20: For an update from Mr Preston about September Reopening, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, and our incoming Year 7s, 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

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,…

Weekly Vodcast

Please see the vodcast for this week here:

Root of the Week – 29th June

Please see this week’s Root of the Week here.

Featured Work

Our featured work this week is the work of Matthew Etherington and Mackenzie Light, both in Year 8 Matthew’s work on resistant materials was excellent. Please see below. Mackenzie, meanwhile, worked hard on his 3D modelling…

National Writing Day

Happy National Writing Day, everyone! Have a look at this video from Mark Haddon (author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) for more information about the #247challenge, which we are participating…

National Writing Day at Holcombe and at Home

It was National Writing Day on the 24th June and the Holcombe community participated in the brilliant #247challenge. Please see the full information about our participation here.For the full anthology of our teachers (a…

English Literature and Climate Change Webinar with Aberystwyth University

Year 11, 12 and 13 Literature students took part in a webinar on English Literature and Climate Change run by Aberystwyth University. Their belief is that climate change “isn’t just a challenge for scientists” so they…

Root of the Week – 22nd June

Please see this week’s Root of the Week here.

Weekly Vodcast

Please see this week’s Vodcast here:

Please see the live learning timetables for this term below. Next week (22nd June) will be Week B. Year 7 Term 6 HGS Year 8 Term 6 HGS Year 9 Term 6 HGS