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Overview

  We are a busy and friendly Primary school. Do visit our website which aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.  Check out our newsletters to see all the exciting events taking place. At Holly Lodge, we believe that developing life skills and fostering an enjoyment in learning are important building blocks towards academic achievement and reaching our full potential.

We believe that responsibility, trust and respect are all essential values that we seek to engender within our school.  The prevailing ethos at Holly Lodge is one of care and courtesy.  The school is a happy place for children and staff alike.

AboutUs

  HOLLY LODGE PRIMARY SCHOOLHolly Lodge opened formally in September 1971 and a year later became a middle school. In September 1993, Holly Lodge became a primary school admitting children from 4 – 11 years.

The extensive school grounds provide an attractive rural setting and offer excellent facilities for outdoor activities. The buildings are modern, spacious and well equipped. There are twelve classrooms and an assembly hall in the main building, with three separate ‘mobile classrooms’ and a library. There is also an ‘M1 Unit’ – containing three classrooms with cloakroom facilities for boys and girls.There are seven year groups in the school.

The infant classes: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, are grouped according to age. In the junior part of the school there are four year groups; each year group is divided into two or three classes and each has a class teacher. In each section of the school, Infant Lower and Upper Junior, one member of staff is responsible for the co-ordination of the curriculum and pastoral care of the children.The classes are of mixed ability, except for the teaching of mathematics in the upper school where there is a system of ‘setting’ in which children are placed in groups appropriate to their needs.

It is the policy, wherever possible, that class sizes should not exceed thirty.The younger children spend most of their time with their own teacher. There is some exchanging of classes for the older children to enable them to experience certain subjects at a more specialised level. A greater amount of subject specialisation is introduced in the upper school, although children still spend a large amount of time working in the care of their class teacher.

In addition to whole-class teaching, children may work as individuals or within a small group, where appropriate. Small groups of children may be withdrawn from class to receive extra help with special education needs where this is felt to be appropriate.

There is a strong tradition of music at Holly Lodge. In addition to normal class musical activities, children have the opportunity to learn to play string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments with visiting peripatetic music teachers. Children also have the opportunity to join the school choir and orchestra and take part in public performances, which have recently included: The Ash Schools’ Music Festival, the Farnham Schools’ Music Festival and St Mary’s Church Flower Festival. Children also perform at Harvest Festivals, Christmas Concerts, School Fetes and on Open Days.The prevailing ethos is one of care and courtesy and the school is a happy place for children and staff alike. The school has well-motivated children and supportive parents who are appreciative of what the school provides. The staff work well as a team are hardworking and committed to their jobs.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - contact us via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

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The Kite Academy Trust

Holly Lodge Primary School are part of The Kite Academy Trust.

The Trust Values are: 

    •   Sharing local primary excellence to create irresistible learning 
    •   Inspiring children to achieve more than they believed possible 
    •   Empowering lifelong learners 
    •   Being inclusive 

To find out more about the trust please click here. 

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