As you know, the school was inspected by Ofsted this week. Two inspectors spent two days with us; they observed lots of lessons, looked at the children's work and chatted with them, talked to staff and governors, spent time with school leaders examining their plans and discussing the process and systems we use in school, and got your views - both through 'Parent View' and by chatting with you in the playground. Senior Leaders and staff have received initial feedback and the report is being prepared. It is likely that it will be available to read in about two weeks' time. Until the report is published, the findings, and any feedback given to staff and governors re-mains confidential and we must respect that. Overall, we feel that the process was robust and fair. Thank you for your support and participation in it. As soon as the re-port is published we will inform you.


Meet the Teacher

Year 6 Parents please come along on Monday 25th September at either 9.00am or 6pm to see what your child will be learning this year and an overview to the curriculum


A Hollickwood welcome to all our new staff:

Zainab Shah - new Learning Mentor
Kay Dear—new Mealtime Supervisor
Emma Wilkinson - new School Administrator
Loretta Opolu-Abebreseh new After School Club worker
Kimberley Atkinson— new part-time Teaching Assistant in key stage 1
Andy Dunham— new Caretaker
Darren Smith – Teaching Assistant in key stage 2
Gillian Preston—new Year 5 teacher


The Bear has lost his hat!

Year 1 had a visit from Bear– as part of their book that they are sharing., I want my hat back by John Klassen. The children interviewed Bear to gather information and clues as to where his lost hat maybe. Please keep your eyes open and look out for ‘Lost’ posters around the school.


Breakfast Club

Please may we remind you that breakfast club opens at 8am and staff will NOT be available before this time.
If you have any questions please contact Miss Moore on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you in advance.

After School Club

Please book your children into After School Club online 24 hours in advance. Thank you.

Driving to School

When dropping off or collecting your children by car please be mindful of children on foot. Also when parking please DO NOT park on the yellow zig zag lines. Thank you.


Friends of Hollickwood



The first PTA (Friends of Hollickwood) meeting kicked off what is promising to be an exciting year. We will be organising seasonal fairs, class cafes and loads of other fun stuff as per usual. A big warm welcome to both new and old members!

We also have some very cool projects in the pipeline - Please follow the Friends of Hollickwood Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofHollickwood) to keep updated on different ways big and small through which parents are supporting Hollickwood. Don’t use social media? We will be announcing the class reps soon… you can always chat with us if you have any questions or ideas! Especially if you want to lend a hand at one of our events.


This week Reception had lots of fun digging our enormous beetroot and meeting some worms!


Hugh Vivian

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