Thought for the week:
Event: Good Friday Agreement, an agreement between the UK and Irish governments, and the main political parties in Northern Ireland is signed.
Quote: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Source: Albert Einstein 

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.

Willy Russell's Blood Brothers (Play Version)

28 February 2018
Hillcrest Hall
Start time: 7:00pm

Join us for our student production of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers for what is set to be a fantastic performance.

Tickets are available from the Hillcrest reception:
Adults £4.00
Concessions £2.50 (seniors, students and children)