We Won!!

A huge well done to our football team who attended a GLD football tournament at Pendle View last week…and won!  They came back with a trophy and big smiles on their faces. Well done Holly Grove!!

Sensory Orienteering

Some pupils from Holly Grove visited White Ash to take part in sensory orienteering. They followed a course linked to the story ‘Sally the Snail.’ The children had such a wonderful experience and we got very lucky with the weather.



Celebrating the Jubilee

Holly Grove celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee in style last week. The children came into school dressed in red/white and blue and we had a Jubilee picnic in the hall and invited our parents and carers to join us. It was a fantastic turnout with lots of parents/carers joining us for a picnic.

We had some party games including pin the crown on the Queen and  musical chairs and we had out faces painted with the Union Jack flag.



Gold Artsmark Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Gold Artsmark Award and are celebrating in a momentous year for the programme as it celebrates 20 years of arts, culture and creativity in schools. We have been working towards this award since before the Pandemic and had to respond to major changes within school and the community. A huge thanks to our Creative Lead Alison Redmond for all her hard work in helping us as a school to achieve this wonderful award.

“Holly Grove has many strengths when it comes to the Arts. Your sheer enthusiasm and determination to see things through is to be celebrated. You had a number of shielded pupils during the pandemic and school closures but this did not deter you from continuing with your plans, adapting them to the individual needs of your pupils.”

One area which we have excelled in is creating some fabulous professional development opportunities for all our staff through creative Inset days and inviting into school a range of professionals from different areas to share their knowledge.

“The high value you place on CPD for your staff led by external professionals is commendable and is having a positive impact on pupils’ outcomes and on staff’s confidence”

But by far the best quote from our assessment feedback that our Creative Arts Leader has highlighted is

“You ensure no child is left out from opportunities and has access to new musical experiences”

This encapsulates the ethos of Holly Grove School in total inclusivity for all our children.

Fire Safety

This week, some fire fighters from Burnley Fire Station came into school to teach the children about fire and road safety. The children has a wonderful day and their favourite part was being able to dress up as fire fighters

Nick’s 50 Miles in 24 Hours

Holly Grove’s Family Support Manager, Nick Barrett is wanting to raise £500 for the Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund by walking 50 miles in 24 hours to celebrate his recent 50th birthday. Nick is planning to take part in this walk during May half term and will be leaving Waterfoot at 8pm, taking in the sights of Rawtenstall, Hapton, Simonstone, Clitheroe, Colne, Worsthorne, Cliviger and back to Waterfoot and will be completing 50 miles within 24 hours.
Please support Nick and help raise money for this wonderful charity that supports the pupils of Holly Grove School and their families.

Cheese and Wine Evening

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Cheese and Wine evening last night at The Corkhouse. We raised an amazing £1206.50. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for our raffle and also those who supported us by buying raffle tickets.

A massive thank you to The Corkhouse for all their help and support in organising the night and for their delicious cheese boards.

We appreciate all your support and we wouldn’t be able to keep going without it.