Covid-19 Bulletin – 8.6.20

Message from Edwina Grant OBE

Executive Director Education and Children’s Services

I am writing to let you know that our Director of Public Health has reviewed his guidance that schools should not welcome more pupils and has determined that it should not change.

That means Dr Sakthi Karunanithi is advising that you should continue to delay reopening to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils. It is still the case that he believes two of the five government tests are not being met in the county.

Although the number of new cases has decreased, Lancashire and the North West has a high number of cases compared to many other regions in the country.

This will be reviewed again next week and we will keep you informed.

Safeguarding Update

Safeguarding the pupils continues to be our priority during full and partial closure of the school. If you have any concerns regarding a pupil at Holly Grove School please contact Karen Alty (DSL) on 01282682278 or email or Eve Taylor on 01282682278 or email at Further information on how we are protecting the pupils and  additional contact information can be found in the Child Protection and Safeguarding Addendum (1.6.20) here.

LCC Behaviour Policy Annex

Please click here to read this addition to our school behaviour policy in response to new school opening arrangements.

Covid19 Addendum Primary Attendance Policy

Click here to read this addition to our school attendance policy.

A very warm welcome to
Holly Grove School

Holly Grove is a primary special school which provides a specialist learning environment for pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties including moderate and severe learning difficulties, complex needs and autism.

Within our specialist learning environment we are committed to providing:

  • high quality education for all our pupils
  • access to inclusive learning opportunities with our co-located mainstream partners
  • access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory studio and soft play room
  • input from an experienced multi-agency team of therapists

Our Mission Statement Together we Learn, Together we Achieve and our 10 Golden Rules reflect the ethos of our school which values every child as an individual.

Ofsted (2014) said “Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They thoroughly enjoy school life, which they find exciting and are enthusiastic about their activities, interactions and relationships.”.

Click here to read our latest Ofsted report (June 2017)

Please browse our site to find out more about the excellent specialist provision at our school.

Karen Alty

Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund

‘The Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund was set up in 2009, in conjunction with her parents, in memory of a very special pupil who sadly passed away after many years of bad health. This fund is used to raise money to improve and enhance the lives of our wonderful pupils and has grown from strength to strength over the past few years! Read More

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Holly Groves
10 Golden Rules

  • 1 Talk to me, not about me
  • 2 Try to understand me: I can’t always understand my feelings
  • 3 Listen to what I have to say
  • 4 Tell me what I am good at to build my confidence
  • 5 Help me to stay safe
  • 6 Treat me with respect
  • 7 Stay calm with me, even if I do not stay calm with myself
  • 8 Let me know what’s going to happen
  • 9 Give me time to respond and interact in my own way
  • 10 Allow me to make choices and decisions for myself