World Book Day 2019

Holly Grove’s World Book Day on Thursday 7th March was a great success. We started the day by watching ‘Peter Pan’ performed by Pendle Productions, which was very entertaining and there was lots of laughter heard from the hall that morning! Books, DVDs and toys were also enjoyed by everyone in the afternoon and there was a very special sensory story held in the Sensory Room ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ read by our super sensory story reader, Joanne Colton. Winners of the best dressed characters were as follows…

KS1 Boy – Ihsaan

KS1 Girl – Dahlia

KS2 Boy – Alfie

KS2 Girl – Nimra

KS1 Staff – Joanne Colton

KS2 Staff – Alison Redmond

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week was 4th February – 8th February 2019

Holly Grove staff and pupils took part in a variety of activities all week…

  • Connect—Every morning at break times, each class donated a healthy breakfast to share in the staff room.
  • Give—Staff pulled a name from a hat then wrote down and shared a positive comment about that person.
  • Take Notice—Staff wrote down and shared a simple thing that they are grateful for.
  • Keep Learning—Everyday one member of staff from each class spent the afternoon in the class above to gain a new experience.
  • Be Active—Every morning there was the option of joining in with a yoga session in the hall or  having a quick jog around Barden track.

SEND Partnership Survey

Help the Lancashire SEND Partnership understand more about what we they are getting right and where they need to continue improvement, by completing a survey.

Survey for parents or carers

Survey for children and young people

So far, more than 1,000 people have contributed to the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) survey from In-Control . The survey is part of the ongoing national pilot to help local areas understand the impact of the SEND reforms.



Children in Need 2018 – 16.11.18

A huge thank you to everyone that donated cakes, buns and money for Children in Need. We are pleased to announce we raised £223.64. We had a cake sale, face painting and a Pudsey colouring competition In the morning we held a Holly Grove’s Got Talent. The winner in Key stage 1 was Dylan from Class 2 for his fantastic singing of the Queen hit, ‘We Will Rock You’, the winner of Key Stage 2 was Nestee for her version of George Ezra’s hit, ‘Shot Gun’. Everyone was fantastic! Keep practising for next year!

Rosemere Coffee Morning

Holly Grove’s Coffee Morning was a huge success, raising £250 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in just a couple of hours. The Rosemere Cancer Foundation supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria, providing the best possible care for cancer patients. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and visitors that joined us for our coffee morning, also a big thank you to the bakers for some amazing home (and class) bakes, they were delicious!

Zoo Lab visits Holly Grove

On Monday 8th October, Zoo Lab kindly brought a wide selection of mini-beasts and reptiles to Holly Grove School. The children loved looking at them and some children were brave enough to even hold them! Thank you to Zoo Lab for the annual visit, we always look forward to seeing you.



Celebration Awards Assembly

A huge well done to everyone who was nominated for an award on Monday, Holly Grove is so proud of you all. Please keep up the good work.

We are pleased to announce the winners for the following awards were:

Swimming and Hydrotherapy Awards:

St. Peters – Dylan

Water Confidence –Furqan

Hydrotherapy –Max & Abigail

PE Awards:

Key Stage 1 – Nestee & Katie

Key Stage 2 –Azizul & Megan

MOVE –Grace C & Noah

Sports Superstar –Harley

Friendship AwardDaniel P

Georgia Fourie AwardLogan

Superstar AwardIhsaan

Special Achievement Awards:

Foundation Stage – Cato & Leila

Key Stage 1 – Fatima & Scott

Key Stage 2 –Faisal, Adam & Kacey

Head Teachers Awards:

Boy – Jason T

Girl – Faith

Our Head Boy/girl and Deputy Head Boy/Girl for next year were also announced on Monday. The following children chosen were:

Head Boy – Kaidan

Head Girl – Hayaa

Deputy Head Boy – Jason T

Deputy Head Girl – Umme


Year 6 Leavers Evening

Last Friday our Year 6 pupils came back after school to be part of a very special celebration assembly. We celebrated their achievements and looked back at their time here at Holly Grove.

The evening started at 6 o clock with pupils turning up in their smartest dresses and suits and had photo opportunities with their friends and family followed by a buffet. We then made our way into the auditorium for a special assembly where the pupils were presented with a leavers gift, personalised poem written by Cathy Cryer and a leavers book full of memories.

It was an emotional evening but everyone had an amazing night and we wish our leavers every success in the future and hope they keep in touch.

Holly Grove’s Eco Council in the Community

Holly Grove School has recently been awarded the Bronze Award for all the work the Eco Council have done around the school in the last year to make it more eco friendly. We are currently working towards the Silver Award and at our last meting the children decided they would do some work in the community.

So today some of the Eco Council went to Towneley Park to help clean up the area, do some weeding and plant some bulbs. We met up with ‘The Friends of Towneley Park,’ who are a group of dedicated volunteers who work to maintain and improve the park for the whole community to enjoy. We had a fantastic time and cant wait to go back and see the bulbs we have planted turn into flowers.