Holmfirth High School
Kirklees, United Kingdom
About Holmfirth High School
Holmfirth High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,318 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. It is a specialist school in maths, computing and Applied Learning.
The town of Holmfirth has a population of approximately 5,000 and is located six miles south of Huddersfield. Holmfirth High School is situated next to Hey Days Nursery and Holmfirth Sports Centre.
Values and vision
Holmfirth High School believes that, fundamentally, all schools are places of learning. It wants pupils to leave having achieved to the very best of their ability. However, the school believes personal development is as important as academic achievement. Teachers want pupils to grow into well-rounded, decent young people who are eager to build upon the vast range of experiences offered to them, in and out of the classroom.
The secondary school holds the Kirklees local authority Inclusion Mark, which recognises schools for showing that pupils of all abilities and backgrounds are nurtured and supported as they grow and develop. This is supported by the strong ethos of Holmfirth High School as an Extended School.
“Middle leaders are closely involved in checking standards and work with senior leaders to check the quality of teaching. They are actively involved in sharing good practice and leading a culture of on-going improvement. They are accountable to leaders and governors. Their work contributes to a relentless focus on the quality of teaching that is contributing to improving rates of current progress.”