News and Events
We would like to congratulate these pupils on becoming our new Year 6 Leading Ambassadors.
Head Boy- Jack , Deputy Head Boy- James , Head Girl – Maia and Deputy Head Girl- Summer from Year 6.
These pupils will be representing Holley Park Academy and raising the profile of pupil voice in our school.
Good luck and we know that you will make excellent role models for everyone at Holley Park Academy.
Dear Children, Parents/Carers,
This is my final letter of thanks to you all for making my last 23 years at Holley Park Academy such an honour.
I have had the opportunity to work with the most amazing, talented, wonderful pupils and staff. I am so grateful that you have been such a huge part of my teaching career.
I will miss you all very much and will treasure the memories that you have given me over the years.
I wish the Academy continued success and feel once again privileged to be part your lives, I consider all the pupils and staff as my extended family of which I am so very proud.
Thank you once again, wishing you all a wonderful summer holiday.
28/06/2023 Community Cafe
Also a big thanks for your kind food bank donations.
05/05/2023 Coronation Celebrations!
20/04/2023 Great News!
31/03/2023 Happy Easter!
06/03/2023 World Book Day Book Token Competition 2023
The Reading Ambassadors have voted for their winners for the World Book Day Book Token design competition. The winners are: Zoey Coyles in Year 6, Mila Hume in Year 5 and Samuel McDougal in Year 3. Well done to everyone who took part and to the runners up too.
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02/03/2023 World Book Day
3/02/2023 Dress to Express
Help to make this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week the biggest and best yet by taking part in a Dress to Express fundraiser. Express yourself on Friday 10th February by wearing your favourite colour, a range of colours or a whole unique outfit to express how you’re feeling and making a voluntary donation to Place2be!
20/01/2023 Dementia Friends
All pupils today at Holley Park Academy became Dementia Friends. Mrs Carr delivered the training, she was really impressed and complimented all our children for listening so well and giving brilliant answers during the presentation.
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04/01/2023 Welcome Back
Welcome back we hope you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year, Holley Park would like to welcome our new members of staff, Mrs Armstrong who will be headteacher two days a week and our new Deputy Headteacher Mr Garrett.
05/12/2022 One Voice Christmas Performance
Our choir 'One Voice' performed a selection of Christmas songs. Everyone had a great time, they sang beautifully and got us all in the Christmas spirit! 🎄✨
29/11/2022 Children in Need
Thank you for your kind donations
11/11/2022 Digital Leaders
Introducing our Digital Leaders!
Digital Leaders are children with a passion for technology who want to share their knowledge with others and promote the use of all things digital throughout school. Being a digital leader is a great opportunity to take on responsibility, learn new skills, develop and demonstrate leadership skills and be a real help for busy teachers.
20/10/2022 Sports Leaders
Well done to all our Sports Leaders.
The leaders are all very excited to help out during break and lunchtimes. Setting up activities and supporting those that need a hand.
The leaders will all be organising games for different year groups throughout the year so keep an eye out on class dojo for any updates.
20/10/2022 Harvest Food Bank Donations
30/09/2022 Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you for your support at the Macmillan Coffee Morning today, we had a great turn out and raised £170!
A big thank you to Mr Brown for making all of the delicious treats!
23/09/2022 Book Review Competition
The Reading Ambassadors were pleased to present the winners of our book review competition with their book prizes. They each chose their own book from our book fair this week.
16/09/2022 Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with the royal family. Thank you to Saoirse's mum for taking cards from Holley Park to join the other cards and floral tributes in Green Park.
05/07/2022 Big Sing 2022
We went to the Sage to take part in The Big Sing 2022, the theme was sing for the earth. A huge thank you to our choir who learned ten new songs in six weeks in parts. They did us proud and had an amazing time.
20/06/2022 A Letter from Windsor Castle!
Mr Keelan's class got a letter on behalf of the Queen to say thanks for the letter cards and pictures they sent, well done!
17/06/2022 Summer Reading Challenge
The Reading Ambassadors introduced the Summer Reading Challenge to the pupils at Holley Park.
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading 'dip'.
This year, The Reading Agency is partnering with Science Museum Group for Gadgeteers, a science and innovation themed Challenge that will spark children's curiosity about the world around them. Find out more about Gadgeteers here.
The Challenge will launch in libraries in Scotland and N.I. on Saturday 25 June and in England and Wales on Saturday 9 July.
Children can also join in the fun online, here on the official Challenge website. Finish dates and reward items vary by location, so we recommend getting in touch with your local library service to find out more about the Challenge in your area.
17/06/2022 Food Bank Donation
Thank you for your donations to the Washington Community Food Project, they are an independent charity, run solely by a team of dedicated volunteers. Relying on the goodwill and generosity of the local community for donations, in order to provide short-term, emergency food parcels, to those in need.
26/05/2022 Readathon News
After completing The Readathon event earlier this term, the school received over £300 of Scholastic vouchers to spend on new books. The Reading Ambassadors were then given the task of ordering the new books from the online Scholastic catalogue. Now we have received our free books for school, The Reading Ambassadors have sorted them into books for classes and presented them to the class teachers to put in their class libraries.
Thanks to your generous donations we have raised £250 for Ukraine, also thanks to Josh's grandma for making the ribbons which made a further £50!
15/05/2022 Blackpool U8 Cup Winners!
Well done to our year 3 boys who play for Washington United Under 8's who took part in the U8 Pro Motiv8 Blackpool Cup. They won the trophy, which was a fantastic achievement beating teams from all over the country with over 10,000 people attending.
05/05/2022 Mean Green Invention Winners
As part of raising awareness of looking after our climate and environment, The Year 5 Green Team asked the pupils to take part in, ‘The Mean Green Invention‘ competition. Pupils were asked to design their own invention, which would reduce their carbon footprint and be environmentally friendly. The Green Team enjoyed choosing the winners, based on how inventive and ‘green‘ the designs were. The winning designs and designers were awarded their prizes by The Green Team.
05/04/2022 World Book Day
Thank you for making World Book Day 2022 brilliant and showing every child in your school that they are a reader!
World Book Day couldn’t happen without the hard work of all the schools and teachers out there, and we want to thank each and every one of you who helped to sprinkle World Book Day magic into your schools and classrooms. We hope you and your children enjoyed the day as much as we did!
25/03/2022 Green Team
We would like to introduce you to our Holley Park Academy ‘Green Team’.
We are working together to combat climate change and raise the profile of recycling in our school.
We are encouraging everyone to take more care of the environment and the world we live in.
We are making lots of changes in our school so that we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more.
Don’t forget it’s Earth Hour tomorrow night at 8:30pm- so, turn off your lights for an hour to save energy.
Small changes can make a BIG difference!
23/03/2022 More Ideas for Reading at Home
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23/03/2022 Holley Park Academy Reading Ambassadors
We would like to introduce you to our new Holley Park Academy Reading Ambassadors.
Year 5 have appointed new school Reading Ambassadors, who will work together to raise the profile of reading in our school. We have already begun by creating reading surveys, which we will complete with every class in the school to find out what they like about reading and how they read in school. We hope that we encourage everyone to have a ‘Pupil Voice.’
22/03/2022 Red Nose Day
The total raised for Red Nose Day was £426.28.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Readathon sponsored read. You have managed to raise £1460.00 in donations and sponsors. This is a fabulous amount and the money raised in sponsorship helps provide much-needed brand-new books and regular storyteller visits to children in all of the UK’s major children’s hospitals, as well as books for our class libraries.
Well done everyone for being part of our 2022 Readathon event at Holley Park Academy