The Holgate Academy reopens for students on Tuesday 27th February 2018.

Demystifying Maths

The Demystifying Maths workshops are open to the parents and carers of year 7 students, and are held once a term. During these workshops we explore the methods used to teach topics that will be taught to their child during that term. Within the first workshop in September 2017 we explained the different methods used for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Parents had a go at some activities that their child would be looking at during the lessons. 

Year 7 students at The Holgate Academy take part in an electric STEM workshop

Year 7 students at The Holgate Academy take part in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) based workshops. On Friday 16th of February Learn by Design delivered a STEM workshop which was designed to innovate, inspire and educate. Year 7 students took part in this workshop which was supported by and delivered on behalf of businesses such as; Jaguar, Land Rover, Npower, Seven Trent Water, EON plus more. You can find out more about Learn by Design by visiting their website

Awards success for Holgate's careers programme

On Tuesday, 13th February principal of The Holgate Academy, Mrs Forsey, was presented with an award certificate for achievement of the nationally accredited Quality in Careers Standard.  The Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and academies who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after secondary education.

The award was presented by Michelle Taylor from Ideas4Careers, a company which works in partnership with the licensed awarding body, Prospects, to assess and accredit schools, colleges and work-based learning organisations against the national CEIAG quality award.

Also in attendance were Holgate's student careers prefects and Warburton's Enterprise Coordinator, Lynsey Wray, who works alongside the academy to provide careers guidance and work experience opportunities for our students.  Sophie McKenna, head of personal development at Holgate, was presented with a separate award for all the hard work she had delivered to ensure the academy attained the Quality in Careers Standard.