Welcome to Archbishop Holgate's School
I am delighted to welcome you to the Archbishop Holgate’s School UCAS Progress track website.
Our school has a long tradition of serving the community dating back to 1546. We are proud to be a Church of England Academy and to provide the best possible education and opportunities for each and every student.
- Christian values that underpin all we do
- Outstanding pastoral care that sees each student as an individual
- Maximum achievement for all students, at all levels
“An outstanding school”
“An excellent quality of education and care”
“This is a school where every child does matter"
As a Church of England Academy, Archbishop Holgate's is committed to an ethos in which Christian values are lived into being. Our aim is for each member of the school community to be known as an individual and cared for as an individual. We seek maximum achievement for each pupil at all levels in an ordered working environment. Our continuing commitment to further developing our values, our pastoral care and the achievement of our pupils lies at the heart of our school. Our OFSTED inspection report described Archbishop Holgate's as "an outstanding school which provides an excellent quality of education and care for its pupils with progress and achievement which is significantly higher than expected."
Archbishop Holgate’s School benefits from a range of high quality facilities. We have excellent Science laboratories, well-equipped multi-media rooms and an outstanding Learning Centre that is the home of our Sixth Form. We have excellent facilities forTechnology; suites of rooms for English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, and for RE, History and Geography as well as specialist Art and Music suites. Sports facilities are outstanding: the school has its own heated indoor swimming pool, extensive playing fields on site, sports hall and gym, and five tennis courts.
In keeping with the values of our Church School, we aim to foster the development of the whole person, in a calm and positive atmosphere, in which both students and staff work together with mutual respect, courtesy and consideration for others.
A team of people work very hard to ensure that students are known and cared for throughout their time in Archbishop Holgate’s School. This team consists of Form Tutors, Heads of Year, the Head of Sixth Form and the Head of PastoralCare as well as the Lay Chaplain.
We believe that Archbishop Holgate’s School is a very special place to be. Our last OFSTED inspection confirmed this view by saying that pastoral care was a strength of this outstanding school.
We believe that we are a very caring school and aim to ensure that each student is able to achieve the very best for themselves in a structured, ordered and secure environment.
A vital part of this team approach to student care and achievement is the partnership with parents. We regularly inform parents of each child’s progress both academically and personally. We contact parents as soon as we think there might be a problem or if a child has achieved a high standard.
Christian values an ethos which lives Christian values into being Care for the individual effective pastoral care with students valued as individuals Maximum achievement maximum achievement for each student at all levels.
We do this through reports, the student planner, phone calls, letters, text messages and e-mail. We like this to work both ways and would hope that parents will contact us if they have any concerns or to let us know that something has been particularly successful.
We do take a very firm line with any student who lets him or herself down by either misbehaving or underachieving.
The school is well known for treating students fairly but firmly. We are a Church School and our policy is to treat each child as an individual while ensuring that the needs of the group are not overlooked.
Any incidences of misbehaviour and particularly bullying are dealt with speedily and firmly with an emphasis on restoring self-esteem.
Attendance and punctuality are key factors in securing achievement. We therefore work hard to monitor and track students whose attendance may prevent them from achieving their best. This includes contact with parents and discussions with staff to help families overcome any barriers to good attendance.
We are proud of our students’ achievements and work together with them and their parents to make sure that they achieve the best that they possibly can.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Archbishop Holgate's School directly.