Curry Night

This year’s curry night was held at USHA in Burnley. 49 people attended and the menu consisted of poppadum’s, mixed starter, followed by a choice of curries and rice. We also had a chocolate and bottle tombola on the night. With tickets and tombola sales we raised £480.90. That is £105 more than last year. Here’s to next year’s being even bigger. USHA have also agreed to have one of our charity tubs on the bar as a permanent fixture which hopefully will bring in some more loose change throughout the year.

World Book Day 2018

Thursday 1st March is World Book Day and we are looking forward to celebrating the magic of books in school that day. Our theme this year is ‘witches and Wizards’ and we are encouraging the pupils (and staff) to dress up as witches and wizards or, if they prefer, their favourite book character.

We are also taking part in a book swap and asking pupils to bring in a book they no longer want and swap it with a different one of their choice as well as sending home the free book tokens for them to exchange at a range of book stores.

Please come back to see all our ‘magical’ pictures on the 1st March.

Music Sharing Event

On Tuesday February 6th Holly Grove was host to Ridgewood Community High School and Acorns Special School from Preston for a music sharing event. To begin we did some warm-up exercises led by Mr Bridges, the Ridgewood music teacher and then Class 7 showcased some work we had been doing in Literacy where we improvised using instruments to Holst’s The Planets in our story Jupiter Cove. Acorns then sang “There’s a hole at the bottom of the sea,” then Ridgewood did a mash-up of an Inuit lullaby and the Ed Sheeran song Perfect.  Then together we sang Under the Sea from A Little Mermaid and lots of other sea songs.

Safer Internet Day 2018

We have been learning all about keeping safe on the internet this week. Tuesday 6th February was Safer Internet Day and at Holly Grove we are committed to the safe and responsible use of the internet. We have spent the whole week learning all about e-safety and how we can keep ourselves safe at school and at home.

Key stage 1 have been designing their own e-safety posters to highlight the negatives and the positives of using the internet, they have also made an e-safety brochure using the book creator app. Class 5 and 6 worked together and made an e-safety quiz for the younger children. The children used YES and NO symbols to answer the questions. Class 7 have learnt a song called “Buddies use the Tablet Safely” which they performed for the whole school in assembly and Class 8 performed a role play, highlighting to the whole school the dangers of talking to strangers on the internet. It has been a very busy week here at Holly Grove.

The school council have come up with their own Online Safety Rules.

  • Do not use the internet without an adults permission.
  • Do not download a file or a picture without checking with an adult first, it could be a virus.
  • Always be safe online.
  • If a stranger talks to you online, be safe and tell an adult.
  • Do not give out your personal details online, like full name, date of birth, address or password.
  • Be kind online and respect other people.
  • Do not agree to meet anyone you have been talking to online.
  • Always tell an adult you trust if you see anything that makes you feel scared, uncomfortable or confused.

To view our special edition Safer Internet Day newsletter, written by the school council please click here.

If you would like anymore information on how to keep your child safe on the internet please speak to your child’s class teacher or you can visit the following websites:


£2000 TK Maxx Grant

We have been awarded a £2000 grant from TK Maxx to spend on vital ICT equipment for our sensory learners. A huge thank you to John who came in to assembly on Friday and presented us with a cheque. Pictured is Karen, Holly Grove Headteacher, John from TK Maxx and Mel, Georgia’s Mum who helped us to secure this grant. We are extremely grateful!


Eve’s ‘Shining Stars’

Each half term children who have been working hard in classes will be chosen to be Eve’s ‘Shining Stars’. Eve will go and visit them every week and spend time with them in class, looking at their work. They will also receive rewards and gift and have their work displayed in Eve’s room. This half term the children chosen were: Oakli Rose, Ihsaan, Kai, Owen, Samir, Eddie, Kuba and Aashir.

Well done everyone. Holly Grove is very proud of you all.

Anti Bullying Week

Last week at Holly Grove School was Anti-Bullying Week. We made posters about being kind to our friends and saying nice things to each other. We read social stories together as a class and we know to tell a teacher if we are feeling sad or someone is not being kind to us. We are all friends at Holly Grove School and it is a happy, friendly, safe environment for us to learn in. Please see our policies section to download our Anti Bullying Policy.

Below are some pictures of us making new friends, being kind to each other and helping our peers.


Annual Charity Night 2017

What an amazing night last night! Thank you to each and everyone of you that came to support us it means so much to us. We raised a fantastic £2114 last night which will go directly to help the children of Holly Grove School and their families. Thank you so much to Sorella Songbirds who entertained us with their fantastic voices. Thank you to all the staff who gave up their time to organise the event and work last night. Thank you to everyone who donated raffle/auction prizes we are truly grateful. To the Holly Grove ladies thanks for such a fun dance act, it gets better every year. And to Nick, I don’t think people will ever look at you the same again, thank you for being an excellent host and compare for the evening and entertaining us until the very end. A fantastic night thank you so so much. Watch this space for our next fundraising event…

Children in Need 2017

Holly Grove School got spotty on Friday to support Children in Need . We had a cake and bun sale, a teddy stall, games and competitions. We managed to raise a whopping £415. A Huge thank you to all the parents and carers who sent in cakes, teddies and donations.