Celebration Assembly

On Monday we held a special assembly at Holly Grove to celebrate our pupils fantastic achievements. Well done to everyone who was nominated we are all very proud of you.

Swimming – St Peter’s Award – Nominees: Jason, Krisler, Argaudas, Ryleigh Winners: Jason & Ryleigh

Swimming – Water Confidence Award – Nominees: Theo, Caiden, Harley, Archie, Elize, Jason. Winners: Archie & Elize

Swimming – Hydrotherapy Award – Nominees: Reo, Blake, Jenson, Oliver Cr, Eva, Zachary, Shamaim, Ryan C. Winner: Oliver Cr

Lower School PE Award – Nominees: Charlie M, Sofia, Aadam, Minnie, Hussain. Winners: Sofia & Aadam

Upper School PE Award – Nominees: Ayaan, Argaudas, Jack, Lucas Me. Winners: Ayaan K & Argaudas

MOVE Award – Nominees: Rohaan, Julian, Isaiah, Freya, Anabaya, Lucas e, Shamaim. Winner: Freya

Sports Superstar Award – Nominees: Minnie, Dylan, Charlie M, Reuben, Oalki-Rose. Winner: Charlie M

Friehdship Award – Nominees: Oakli-Rose, Scott, Mason, Charlie, Aadam, Minnie, Fahd, Phinn, Oliver Co, Billy, Edward. Winner: Scott

Georgia Fourie Award – Nominees: Stanley, Raihan, Jenson, Haroon, Jayden, Lucas E, Rohaan, Henry, Shamaim. Winner: Rohaan

Super Star Award – Nominees: Fiaz, Nestee, Sophie, Stanley R, Reuben, Thomas, Hana, Kai, Billy. Winner: Billy

Smile for Stephen Award – Nominees: Jenson, Samuel, Riley L, David, Jayden, Scott, Fatima, Lucas E, Anabaya, Faizan. Winner: David

Special Achievement Award Foundation Stage: Nominations: Oliver Cr, Oliver Co, Freya. Winner: Oliver Combe

Special Achievement Award Lower School: Nominees: Scarlett, Ted, Leighton, Jacob, Roxana, Joshua, Sofia, Shayaan, Minnie. Winners: Joshua & Shayaan

Special Achievement Award Upper School: Nominees: Fatima, Leon, Ryan, Faizan, Thomas, Szymon, Aayan, Kai L, Rohaan, Reuben. Winners: Thomas & Szymon

Headteachers Award: Boy – Lucas WS

Headteachers award Girl – Nestee


Y6 Leavers Evening

A huge thank you to everyone who made our Year 6 Leavers Evening an amazing night! It was an incredible turnout and the children and their families had a wonderful time.
A huge thank you to Eventfully Yours and Alice Aspinall who donated one of her beautiful floral backdrops for our event. Alice gave up her time to come and set it all up for us and we got some beautiful pictures in front of it.
Thank you to Kevin Ramsden who provided us with a sports car for the evening. The children loved sitting inside and getting pictures pretending to drive.
Thank you to Creative Venue Styling in Simonstone for loaning us all the chair covers, sashes and table cloths.
Appetite Sandwich Shop & Caterers provided us with a wonderful buffet and thank you to Colly and his ice cream van.

East Lancashire ‘Pupil of the Year’

A huge well to Holly Grove’s David Potter, who won East Lancashire Primary Pupil of the Year at the East Lancashire Education Awards.

The ceremony, which was held at Nelson and Colne College, showcases and celebrates the very best pupil, teachers, schools and employees in the area, recognising achievements made within the education sector on a daily basis.


Well done David what a fantastic achievement.

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