Healthy Schools

We have renewed and achieved the Healthy Schools Status after completing Five Quality Mark Certificates. Please see below to see all the hard work we have been doing to achieve this. We are currently working on the curriculum, planning and implementation Quality Mark to show to amazing work our children do in school whilst following the new PSHE curriculum. Please keep popping back to view updates on future achievements.


At Holly Grove, we believe it is really important for the children to feel like part of the Holly Grove Family at all times. This year has been very tough for everyone with the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to ensure that whether children were home learning or in school they still felt part of our community and could join in with activities with their peers.

As everyone knows zoom has been an amazing tool to connect people during this pandemic. Senior leadership and Teachers have worked very hard to help families learning from home access live Zoom lessons so those learning from home can still connect with their class, staff and peers in school.

Staff have also been working very hard to follow COVID-19 safety guidance when visiting children at home for 1:1 sessions to ensure everyone is kept safe whilst having access to an education and being part of our Holly Grove community.

Through the use of the education app, Seesaw, children were encouraged to send those working from home kind messages, drawings, voice notes and videos and this was a lovely way to keep everyone in the loop about what was happening both at home and in school.

Everyone was invited to our Zoom ‘Hero of the Week’ Assemblies where everyone was celebrated, each class had a home learning hero and a class-based hero to ensure all children could be celebrated for their achievements!

“I liked talking to my teacher” – Billy
“I liked Connor’s funny PE videos” – Lucas BD
“Shamaim liked doing homework with her sisters.”
“I liked showing my Dad my drawings on Seesaw” – Nestee

Physical Education

Physical literacy and wellbeing is an integral part of living a happy and healthy life. At Holly Grove we invest a lot into the development of PE and physical activity. We have a growing PE team that is committed to providing opportunities for all pupils to develop their skills and health through fun and engaging experiences.

Physical activity has been found to improve self-esteem and resilience. As a school, we aim to promote physical activity through the curriculum. We do this through the following…

  • MOVE programme
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sensory Processing
  • Yoga
  • Wake and Shake
  • Playground activities

Through this unsettling time navigating through the pandemic. Going into lockdown and returning to school on loop, the focus when coming back to school was always physical activity and mental health. The Eco council met through zoom and came up with the idea to have a 20 day Healthy schools challenge, as part of this all classes were encouraged to take part in lots of physical activities. A 20-day challenge calendar was sent out to all classes with different activities to take part in and a friendly competition was created to see which class could run the most laps around the school track.

“I like skittle game, the green” – Bhryss
(from the skittle emotions game from Children’s Mental Health Week)
“I like sharks” – Aadam
(Sharky, Sharky game in PE)
Everyone really enjoyed taking part in this challenge! Below are photographs of our amazing children taking part in lots of physical activities, working hard and keeping healthy!

Burnley Campus, Barden Lane,
Burnley, Lancashire, BB1O 1JD


Lisa-Jane Brown and Holly Mackenzie

01282 953710


Karen Alty


Eve Taylor


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.