Holmwood House to extend its offering to welcome children up to 16 years old
Holmwood House School, Colchester, part of the Bellevue group, is delighted to announce that it will be extending its provision from up to age 13 (Year 8) to age 16 (Year 11), accepting new pupils into Year 7 from September 2021.
This new development, marking the school’s 100th year, will enable pupils to study GCSEs. It means that Holmwood House School will be one of very few independent schools in the local area offering GCSE provision.
The decision to increase the provision was made following surveys conducted with existing pupils’ parents. In consultation with the school, the senior management team at Bellevue Education analysed results, before making a considered decision that was in the best interests of the school and its community. Together with feedback from school staff, the result was overwhelmingly in favour of extending the school’s provision.
Alexander Mitchell, Headmaster at Holmwood House School, comments: ‘I am thrilled to see Holmwood House expanding its already excellent provision. This is a momentous decision and, as the school approaches its 100th year, it is one which I feel reflects both the ambition of the school and the market need locally and is an opportunity to extend its traditions.’
Gregg Davies, Education Director at Bellevue Education, adds: ‘It is imperative that schools, particularly in the independent sector, adapt and evolve to reflect the changing needs of a modern education. We at Bellevue are delighted to be supporting Holmwood House School in the implementation of this exciting change.’
Whilst the decision of whether to commence the first Year 9 cohort in 2022 or 2023 has yet to be finalised, the school invites applicants interested in Year 7 places for September 2021 to contact the Admissions Registrar via email@example.com.