Thought for the week: 
Event: World’s first commercial nuclear power station open - Calder Hall.
Quote: ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’
Source: Albert Einstein 

Year 11 Steps to Success Event 2016

Do you want to help your child achieve their best possible results in their KS4 courses? Do you want some helpful hints and advice on how to help your child achieve their best possible results? Do you want to know about the support we, at Holgate, are offering your child to achieve their best possible results?
Of course the answer is YES. You will be really pleased and reassured to hear that we are offering Year 11 students,  parents and carers an opportunity to find out how we can take steps to success together in the remaining weeks leading up to GCSE exams.

Autumn Term Update 2016 from the Chair of the Academy Board of Governors

Once again I am proud to be Chair of The Holgate Academy especially during its journey from Good to Outstanding status.  Governors have been closely monitoring progress and were pleased but not surprised by this year’s results which bring us one step closer to that goal.
At GCSE level, 51% of our students got 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths – this is above their predicted attainment based on entry figures in Year 7, so congratulations to them and a big thankyou to the determined effort of the staff to get them there.
61% passed English (10% better than last year)
67% passed Maths
Many students took advantage of the lunchtime and period 7 study sessions available to students years 7-11, I feel certain that this helped many subject achieve a 100% pass rate.
At A2 level, 60% of students got at least one A grade or Distinction and 44% 2 Bs and above 60% of last year’s Year 13 are now at university.

Academy Video Project

On Monday 26th September students from across The Holgate Academy took part in a filming project to produce a video to promote our academy.
The aim of this video is to show parents, students and other members of the local community what The Holgate Academy has to offer. The students that took part were fantastic! The pride the students have for been part of the Holgate family was evident throughout filming. The students were confident to talk about the quality of education here at Holgate and the supportive environment that staff create day to day.