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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.

A-Level

A-Level

Key Stage 5

The majority of our students continue their post-16 studies here at Holcombe, joined each year by a number of external students from other Kent and Medway schools and students from Trust schools, including the Victory academy. We are a large Sixth Form and offer a wide range of subjects for students to choose from. Please see our subject information booklet here.

Options available are

  • Fine art
  • Biology
  • BTEC Applied Science
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • Financial Studies (Diploma)
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music Tech
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Although your academic success is at the heart of everything we do, we believe that education is about a lot more than that. Therefore we provide lots of opportunities for you to participate in a range of clubs and activities including school trips, sporting teams and events, the opportunity to participate in debates and much, much more. We will also be keen for you to develop your leadership skills through becoming a school council representative, a prefect, a student mentor or by becoming a member of the School Captains’ team.