Playground Tidy up Day - Sunday 12th June 2pm to 5pm

Please come and help us improve our school grounds on Sunday! We will be painting our garden furniture, weeding our garden and gen-erally sprucing up the place. All help welcome, materials and refreshments provided. Be great to see you.


Tombola—Non Uniform Day Friday 17th June

Please bring in a Tombola item and in return your child can have a non uniform day next Friday.


Y6 School Journey

Y6 have had a fabulous sunny week in the Isle of Wight. The


Playground Tidy up Day

We are holding a Tidy up the playground day on Sunday 12th June. More information to follow, but we are looking for your help with weeding, painting, litter-picking, mending and other jobs. It would be great if you could join us, even for a short time.


Y6 Sponsored Event

On Thursday Y6 had a sponsored event. The children were able to choose their own sponsored activity and they varied from cycling, running, kart wheeling, continuous talking to sponsored silence! All proceeds will go


Ofsted Letter

I hope you have all had a chance to read the letter from HMI Andrew Wright following the recent monitoring visit. We are pleased that it reflects the improvements we have made and are all committed to keeping this momentum going through our next inspection in 2017 and beyond. You can see the letter on our website, under the 'Information' tab.


Playground Tidy up Day

We are holding a Tidy up the playground day on Sunday 12th June. More information to follow, but we are looking for your help


H.M.I. visit

Last Friday we were visited by an Ofsted inspector. This was our monitoring visit following our inspection last September. The inspector spent the day with us, went into every classroom and looked at a range of children's work. He also talked to senior leaders, teachers and the Chair of Governors. We will receive a letter outlining his findings, which will be published once it has been checked for accuracy. The day went well and the letter will reflect the progress we have made towards addressing


Boys Football

Our football team had a fixture this week, as they complete their league games. The title may have gone, but the team gave 100% in a very entertaining match against St John's. We were 1-0 up at half time and scored freely in the second half, ending up 6-0 winners. The match was played in a very good spirit and there was enjoyment and laughter on both sides! Very well done to the team and particularly to Katie, Kasra and Jay - who were all making their debuts - and to Lee for scoring a hat trick


Girls Football

Hollickwood Girls Football team played a home game against St John’s School yesterday. We took an early lead however we found ourselves trailing 2:1 at the break. We couldn’t get back into the match 2nd half and St. John’s added the third. Everyone played well and it was a very even game.



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Big Pedal

We will be holding another Biker’s Breakfast on Wednesday morning from 8:30am. If you cycle


Girls Football

The bad weather over the weekend meant that the boys' match on Tuesday was postponed. They have a game that is crucial to the league, against Brunswick Park to play and the world of Barnet Primary school's football is anxiously awaiting the outcome!

The Girls' Football team have played two matches recently. Last week we travelled to Tudor School. It was cold and windy but the girls adapted well to the conditions. There were chances for both sides but ultimately it was a day for goalkeepers, not


Science Week

We have had a whole week of interesting science activities, many parents and carers came in to see how science is taught and we received some fantastic feedback:

“Very motivating for the children to experience a session as seen in a practical way. Thank you!” (Year 6)
“What a fun way to learn about science! Animals, noise, mess, water, making and growing – so many activities” (Reception)
“Very enjoyable lesson, fantastic seeing how my son is taught – look forward to the next one.” (Year 3)


Last day of term

Happy Easter! Have a nice long weekend and please remember that children are back at school on Tuesday 29th March. Next week will be the last week of this term. Nursery’s last day will be on Thursday 31st March 2016 and the rest of the school (RY6) will finish on Friday 1st April 2016 at 1:30pm. Please collect your child at this time. All children will return to school on Monday 18th April.


Big Pedal

We are taking part in the Big Pedal challenge again this year! The Big Pedal promotes


Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 17th March between 1:30 and 7pm. This means that for KS1 and KS2 (Y1-Y6) the school will close at 1:30pm and all children will need collecting at this time. 


Science Breakfast

On Wednesday at 9-9.30am years 3 - 6 will take part in a short science investigation. Parents and carers are invited to join their child in their class.


Joke Competition

On Wednesday 2nd March I attended a joke competition at the House of Parliament. There