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
Headteacher

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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05.04.19

Holly Grove’s Annual Egg Rolling Competition was held on Thursday 4th April and as always, all competitors were ‘egg-cellent’ and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. A huge thank you to Nick Barrett for hosting and entertaining us with his terrible ‘egg’ jokes!

04.04.19

Holly Grove School celebrated Autism Day on Tuesday 2nd April. Everyone dressed in bright colours and all generous donations are being given to Action for ASD, East Lancashire Autism Resource Centre.      

29.03.19

Another fantastic Easter Fair was held at Holly Grove today. There were lots of stalls including: a bottle and chocolate tombola, bric-a-brac, name the bunny, egg-rolling and many others. We also had a special guest appearance from Bertie Bee! Thank you to everyone who gave donations, your kindness is much appreciated.

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