Lancashire, United Kingdom
About The Hollins
The Hollins in Accrington, Lancashire, is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16. The school was designated as a National Teaching School in 2017.
In June 2016, The Hollins was recognised for 'exceptional' progress in GCSEs for the second year running.
The school’s work in developing global links, notably through a visit to China and partnership working with schools in Sri Lanka, has been recognised through the Full International Schools Award.
Steve Campbell NLE
Values and vision
The school places strong emphasis on personal values and high quality relationships between staff and pupils. This plays an important part in ensuring that learning takes place within an ethos of care, cooperation and mutual respect.
The Hollins’ raison d’etre is to help students grow into capable, responsible and independent adults and it endeavours to ensure that the approach taken to behaviour, good manners and hard work is consistent. Creating a calm and purposeful teaching and learning environment in which every student can reach their potential is viewed is a key aim.
Pupils are encouraged to accept responsibility and to make positive contributions both to the school and the wider community. Enormous value is put on what describes as its “triangle of care” – staff, parents and the community – in the belief that co-operation and good communication have an important part to play in how well students progress.
“The school’s exceptionally strong sense of commitment to its community underpins everything it does. This contributes greatly to students’ good social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.”