Thought for the week:
Event: Ada Lovelace Day (14th)
Quote: ‘I never am really satisfied that I understand anything.’
Source: Ada Lovelace
 

Rolls-Royce Open Day

On Sunday 24th September 2017 a group of intrepid students set out from The Holgate Academy to the Rolls Royce Open Day. This was made possible by Holgate Governor Marcus Hawes who very kindly provided us with tickets to the event. 

We set off from the Academy at 10:00am on the short walk to Rolls-Royce, when we arrived we stopped off for some photo opportunities with an aircraft engine, army truck and the famous Hucknall Rolls-Royce building. After the photos there was some time for fun on an inflatable slide before heading into the main attraction.

Meet the Leadership Team

27 September 2017, 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Tesco Stores, Ashgate Road

Senior leaders including the Principal, Ms Forsey, and Year 6 to 7 Transition Team Leader, Mr Diamond, will be at Tesco stores on 27th September to meet members of the public.

For parents and guardians with children in Year 6 considering secondary school places, this is a great opportunity to find out more about The Holgate Academy and to have an informal discussion with our leadership team.  Current parents are invited to come along and ask any questions about the  academy.

Students celebrate GCSE success at The Holgate Academy as new qualifications are rolled out

Students, staff and governors at The Holgate Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, this morning were celebrating excellent GCSE results – reflecting both the effort and commitment made to meet changes to GCSE courses and grading.
 
Exceptional individual achievements included Lizzie Widdowson, who achieved two A grades, five A* grades and a grade 9 in maths, English Literature and English Language – the highest possible mark in these subjects. And Gregory Miller, who achieved one A grade, six A* grades, a distinction in BTEC sport, maths grade 7, grade 9s in English language and literature.
 
Also celebrating outstanding results were Aimee Johnson, Abbie Bolton, Emma Darlow, Mark Turner, Lakesha Wright, and Samuel Perkins, with the academy highlighting a special mention for students Megan Elliott and Matthew Jackson, who both made brilliant progress during key stage 4.
 
Sue Forsey, principal said: “The fantastic results achieved by our students are a testament to the time and effort they have dedicated to succeeding at the very start of a new era in courses and grading. There have been some outstanding successes and this reflects the hard work put in throughout the year. We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and are excited for them as they continue their development in our sixth form."