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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Message from the Headteacher


From the Headteacher, Mr Ed Hillyard

A warm welcome to Holmer Green Senior School Sixth Form.  If you apply and are successful, you will become part of our very strong A Level and BTEC provision that is unique in the area.  Our uniqueness stems from the personalised tuition and support put in place for all our students and the expert teaching in place.  This expert teaching means that HGSS6 students typically show significant progress from their starting points.

Our Sixth Form facilities are a benefit to students in that they have access to three independent study areas, a coffee lounge and a fitness suite.

We have strong processes in place so that each student receives detailed guidance on their next steps.  Our UCAS support is exemplary and students are encouraged to aim high.  HGSS6 students successfully secured university places at: Nottingham, Southampton, Exeter, Birmingham, York, King’s and apprenticeships with companies such as, Deloitte.

We recognise the ever-increasing competitiveness of the world of work and university applications.  As a result, we aim to develop confidence, shape character, promote the citizenship aspect and support all our students with the strongest pastoral care possible.  Our strengths are many, but in particular, I draw your attention to: 

· Wednesday afternoon enrichment sessions, including: revision workshops, various sports, life-skills, culture and language skills. 

· Students experiencing Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze to Gold), Sports Leaders and Volunteering. 

· Expert teaching by subject specialists in all subject areas. 

· Strong pastoral and career support from our Head of Sixth Form, Head of Year 12, Head of Year 13 and Sixth Form Supervisor. 

  • 25% of grades were A*-A

  • Strong Mathematics provision, 75% A*-B (9% above the national average). 

  • Strong Physics provision, 100% A*-B (40% above the national average). 

  • Strong Arts provision (including: Art, Textiles & Photography), 100% A*-B (30% above the national average). 

  • Strong Psychology provision, 80% A*-B (23% above the national average). 

  • Strong Religious Studies provision, 80% A*-B (12% above the national average). 

  • Strong Sport Level 3 provision, 57% Distinction* Access to a partnership arrangement to further widen the range of subjects on offer. 

I strongly recommend all applicants to visit our Open Event in December  in order to get a tangible feel for our Sixth Form and our ‘Work Hard, Be Kind, Have Passion’ attitude. 

I wish you the best of luck in an important year 

Ed Hillyard