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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.

Young Carers

Young Carers are children or teenagers who look after, or help to look after, someone in their family who has an illness, disability, mental health difficulties or problems with drugs or alcohol misuse.

We at Holcombe Grammar School are committed to supporting Young Carers and enabling them to achieve their educational potential. We believe that all children and young people have the right to an equal education, regardless of what is happening in their home environment.

We are working in partnership with Medway’s Young Carers Project to help young carers to participate in all aspects of school life and give information to the young person and/or their families about any relevant support which is available.

HGS run a regular Young Carers lunchtime club in school and any students are welcome to come along for further information.

If you or your child would like to discuss Young Carers in private please feel free to contact Student Services.