Food for Thought!

Food for Thought!

The city of Liverpool consists of six boroughs – Halton, Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool. There are thought to be 82,205 children living in poverty across our city. That’s 25.6% of all children who are living in households that are having to go...

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Student Travel 2021-22

Student Travel 2021-22 Dear Parents and Guardians, The next school year is fast approaching! If you’re child doesn’t already travel to school by bus, have you thought about this as an option for the next academic year? Arriva monthly direct debit passes allow travel...

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Holly Lodge Rated Good by Ofsted

Holly Lodge Rated Good by Ofsted

We were delighted to welcome a team of Ofsted inspectors into school in November for a full 2 day inspection. The inspectors met with many students, members of staff, Governors and representatives of the Local Authority before deciding that Holly Lodge could now be...

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Welcome back to school letter

Welcome back to school letter

September 2019   Dear Parent/Carer,   Welcome back to what promises to be another exciting year in the development of our school. We have just been celebrating another year of best ever examination results. Our GCSE results were excellent, improvements in...

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End of year newsletter

End of year newsletter

July 2019   Dear Parent/Carer,   This is the third end of year newsletter I have written since taking over as Headteacher of Holly Lodge and I am delighted to be able to do so after such a successful year. Highlights this year included;   A successful Ofsted...

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If Only

If Only

On Friday 8th February, Mr Maloney’s outstanding Year 9 students performed their play “If Only…” on The Epstein Theatre stage alongside 5 other schools’ performances as part of MYA’s Now! Festival. This was such a fantastic and important evening; raising awareness...

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Careers Event

Careers Event

Careers Event at Holly Lodge on Thursday 7th February in the Dance Studio.  Representatives from local colleges, training providers, universities, employers, Career Connect and ASK (apprenticeship support)  will be on hand to help students make important decisions...

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Sixth form open evening

Sixth form open evening

Wednesday 30th of January at 5.30-7.00pm   This is an opportunity to find out more about our Sixth Form and the courses we offer. Individual subject teachers and current students will be on hand to talk about what the courses entail and their specific entrance...

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Holly Lodge Science Department

Holly Lodge Science Department

Please visit our website so you can see the subject content that our students are studying. The site aims to support study by providing lesson materials, slide shows, videos, animations and quizzes. Please check in to see the range of resources, announcements and...

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Sixth Form Social Events

Sixth Form Social Events

Being in sixth form can be a stressful time – trying to balance hard work in the classroom, homework, extra reading, work experience, university applications and more! Here at Holly Lodge Girls’ College we recognise that life is about balance, and that fun and...

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Holly Lodge Remembers

Holly Lodge Remembers

As part of the activities designed to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1 and to honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom, our Year 7 students added ceramic poppies to our permanent remembrance display within school. These...

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Year 11 Progress Evening

Year 11 Progress Evening

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended our Year 11 Progress Evening on 25th September. We hope you found the information useful and now feel well placed to support your daughter through this very busy and important year. We hope you are also reassured...

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Letter to parents/cares

24 September 2018 Dear Parent/Carer,   You will be aware of the severe storms which affected the West Derby area late on Friday afternoon. It has now transpired that our school was struck by lightning which has disabled the fire alarm system in two buildings....

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Emergency planning day

Emergency planning day

July 11th 2018 Dear parents / carers Today year 9 are taking part in an emergency planning day run by Sefton Educational Business Partnerships. The purpose of the day is to make pupils more aware of the wide range of employment opportunities and higher education...

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Maths Party

Maths Party

On Friday 6th July, we held our Liverpool Maths Party celebrations. This special day was an opportunity to show pupils how Maths and Numeracy is used in every subject, as well as give them an idea about how Maths can help them in their future careers. Key Stage 3...

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In My Life Competition

In My Life Competition

A huge congratulations to Olivia Gardner in year 7 on being highly commended for her entry to the In My Life creative writing competition.

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Year 11 half term revision programme

Year 11 half term revision programme

Dear parent / carer, As part of the continued support programme for your daughter during her GCSE exams the English Maths and Science departments have volunteered to run some extra revision lessons during the half term break. The details are in the table below....

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NOW! Festival performance is  online!

NOW! Festival performance is online!

On Wednesday 1st February 2018, Year 9 Drama students performed their devised piece “Finding the Balance” at The Epstein Theatre, as part of the NOW! Festival; raising awareness of mental health issues sprung from the theme “My Education. My Mental Health.” Students...

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A FIVE Star Performer achieving her ambition

A FIVE Star Performer achieving her ambition

On Saturday 12th March, Mr Maloney travelled down to London to see ex-Holly Lodge student, Ellie Clayton, perform in her third year Musical Theatre piece; “A Chorus Line” as Val, alongside other London Central School of Speech and Drama students. Ellie has had an...

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Easter Revision classes 2018 Years 11 and 13

Easter Revision classes 2018 Years 11 and 13

Date AM PM MARCH Monday 26th Y11 Geography Mr Finnegan Y11 French Miss Cassidy Y11 History Mrs Scott Tuesday 27th A level Sociology Mrs Bailey A level History Mrs Murphy Y11 RE Ms Lee Y11 French Miss Cassidy Y11 French Miss Stafford Y11 RE Mrs Bailey RE A level  Ms...

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BBC School Report 2018

BBC School Report 2018

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Shaping Futures Creative Writing Programme

Shaping Futures Creative Writing Programme

Some of our year 10 students have been selected to take part in a very exciting creative writing programme led by Shaping Futures. The sessions combine creative writing skills with careers and options information through the topic of ‘when I grow up I want to be…’...

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Cake sale fundraiser

Cake sale fundraiser

Fantastic effort by the Year 10 BTEC Sport class. They raised over £150 in their cake sale on Tuesday, all proceeds go towards their trip to the All England Badminton Championship in Birmingham.

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World Book Day Celebration

World Book Day Celebration

Lots of fun was had here at Holly Lodge for World Book Day! We had quizzes, book reviews and design competitions all organised by our fantastic Reading Ambassadors. We also handed out book tokens to all students, so don't forget to spend them by the 25th March!

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Book Tasting

Book Tasting

Some of our students took part in a 'Book Tasting' session, where they sampled some of our lovely new books. The girls are going to read and review the books before they're put in the school library.

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Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop

The Reading Ambassadors organised a creative writing workshop to help our students with their 500 words competition entries. It was really enjoyable event and so encouraging to see so many enthusiastic, talented young writers. We received lots of fantastic entries and...

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World Book Day

World Book Day

Here at Holly Lodge we’re celebrating all things books! The Reading Ambassadors are organising a World Book Day Bonanza for students that have displayed excellence in their reading, English teachers are sharing some of their favourite book extracts, and we have some...

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Young Writers

Young Writers

Last December, some of our girls took part in a writing competition run by YoungWriters, called ‘Stranger Sagas’.  This competition was organised in conjunction with secondary schools all over the UK and over 20 000 entries were received. We are thrilled that over 60...

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Careers Event

Careers Event

In the week before half term, there were several events to help guide and support our Year 10 and Year 11 students making some decisions about their futures. On Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February all Year 11 students had a mock interview with representatives of...

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BAE Systems Roadshow

BAE Systems Roadshow

On Wednesday 7th February the year 7’s and 8’s had a visit from BAE Systems, RAF & Royal Navy Education Programme Roadshow. The roadshow demonstrated that the Maths we are studying here on a daily basis is the same Maths used in a large number of high profile...

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500 Words is back for 2018!

500 Words is back for 2018!

The world's biggest short-story writing competition for kids has returned and we can't wait to read this year's stories! Please read all of the information on this page to find out everything you need to know about 500 Words and how you can enter......

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You are invited to a Careers’ Fair

You are invited to a Careers’ Fair

Dear Parent/Carer,   You are invited to a Careers’ Fair on Thursday 8th February in Holly Lodge Dance Studio from 3pm – 4.30pm.   There will be local colleges, training providers, employers and universities present to help your daughter plan for her future....

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Christmas Hamper Bags for our V.I.Ps

Christmas Hamper Bags for our V.I.Ps

  Our Christmas Hamper Deliveries V.I.Ps = Very.Important.Pensioners!) Here at Holly Lodge we decided that we wanted to do something special for Christmas. So during November and December we all worked very hard to try and make Christmas a little bit brighter for some...

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Congratulations Ellie

Congratulations Ellie

Ellie Jennings achieved her purple belt in Karate on 15/12/17! Ellie currently competes for The Red Triangle Karate Club and is doing fantastically well. In a year Ellie has achieved a yellow belt, red belt, green belt and now her purple belt. Ellie is on track to get...

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Year 9 Drama workshops

Year 9 Drama workshops

On Saturday 2nd December, Year 9 Drama students attended MYA to take part in a range of workshops, to aid their development of the devised piece they are in the middle of creating, as part of the NOW! Young People’s Arts Festival 2018. They took part in Acting, dance...

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Year 7 & 8 Pantomime Trip

Year 7 & 8 Pantomime Trip

On Wednesday 14th December Year 7 and 8 students attended the annual Rock ‘n Roll Panto at The Everyman Theatre, on Hope Street. As usual, the evening was full of song and dance, fun and enjoyment. The students who attended had a fantastic time, with some showing how...

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Young Volunteer of the Year

Young Volunteer of the Year

Milly Quilliam in Year 10 has recently won the Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the Lancashire County Awards 2017. It was for her volunteering services to British Tennis and for being selected as a County Winner at the 2017 British Tennis Awards.

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Business Studies Department Cadbury World Trip

Business Studies Department Cadbury World Trip

The business studies department recently visited Cadbury World, in Birmingham. 26 year 10 students enjoyed the opportunity to explore the factory and also take part in an interactive educational talk. Not forgetting all the free Cadbury chocolate!

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Christmas Hamper / Gift bags for our local Pensioners

Christmas Hamper / Gift bags for our local Pensioners

This week in Holly Lodge, we have started to bring lots of yummy Christmas food items into school. We are going to use all of these donations to help us to fill our beautiful homemade Christmas gift bags. When all of the bags are full, we are planning to present them...

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The Horse Visitor

The Horse Visitor

For the past couple of weeks at Holly Lodge we have welcomed a four legged visitor called ‘Holly, otherwise known as ‘The Dark Horse’ into our art department!   After a successful millinery collaboration last year that saw Yr12s handmade hats exhibited at Aintree...

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Reading to help children in hospital

Reading to help children in hospital

Congratulations to the students that took part in our recent Readathon event; together we raised a massive £845! The money you have raised will help to buy brand new books and storyteller visits for children in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. We will also be given book...

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inter-form Netball

inter-form Netball

We have had Year 7, 8 and 9 inter-form Netball take place in PE.       Year 7 results were:   1st  – LSC     -  28 points 2nd – HWN – 24 points 3rd – SGI     -  18 points 4th  - AS       -  16 points 5th  - AWD   - 14 points 5th  - JNR     - 14...

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Year 10 Reading Ambassadors

Year 10 Reading Ambassadors

Congratulations to our newly recruited Year 10 Reading Ambassadors! They have been given the very important task of helping to promote reading throughout our school. The girls are working hard to arrange a Book Swap that will take place later this half term. Stay...

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Young Lord Mayor

Young Lord Mayor

As a member of the Liverpool Schools Parliament Asal Hajimohammidi was elected Young Lord Mayor  and carried out her duties during the Month of October.  Asal thoroughly enjoyed her duties which she took very seriously. Well done Asal.

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Arriva Bus Driver Industrial Action

Arriva Bus Driver Industrial Action

Our ref: AK/SM     3rd November 2017     Dear Parent/Carer   I am writing to update you on the situation with the Arriva bus drivers industrial action.   At time of writing, further strikes are due to take place on the following days....

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Mentor Matching with the Girls’ Network

Mentor Matching with the Girls’ Network

Holly Lodge are proud to be the first school in the North West to team up with the Girls’ Network. Students in Year 11 have been invited to apply for a place on the scheme which places them with a professional woman to mentor them through the upcoming year. This...

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Grand National ladies day hat designs

Grand National ladies day hat designs

Hats off to our students It truly was ‘Hats Off’ to our year 12 BTEC Fashion students at this year’s Grand National Ladies Day. Year 12 students have been working hard to produce a range of hats to mark the 40 year celebration of Red Rum’s last Grand National win. The...

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Year 13 win prestigious art award

Year 13 win prestigious art award

An artistic journey Since September 2016, Yr13 BTEC Level 3 Art & Design pupils have been working hard in collaboration with the Tate Liverpool and the Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) towards a joint exhibition. Using Tracy Emin’s installation, ‘My Bed’, as...

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Hosting the SSE FA Women’s Cup draw

Hosting the SSE FA Women’s Cup draw

Holly Lodge play host to the FA We were delighted to play host to the FA, Teach First and Cup sponsors SSE for the draw for the 6th round of the SSE FA Women’s Cup on Monday 20th of March. The draw was made by Mona Dimitrova (Y11) and Isabelle Randles (Y7) with Katie...

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Echo Schools Award 2017 Finalist

Echo Schools Award 2017 Finalist

Fantastic news, we have a finalist ‘We are proud to announce that our Art Technician, Carol Gribbin, has been chosen as a finalist for the award category “School Support Staff of the Year sponsored by Vision for Education” at the 2017 Echo Schools Awards. Carol makes...

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English Revision Raffle winners

English Revision Raffle winners

Well done to Natasha Rowlands for winning the ‘Good Luck’ Yr 11 hamper today! Natasha is a worthy winner who is one of many who has turned up for English revision every week and during the holidays. Congratulations to Bianca Hill who won the English class ‘Good Luck’...

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Holly Lodge Hosts SSE FA Women’s Cup draw

Holly Lodge Hosts SSE FA Women’s Cup draw

We were delighted to play host to the FA, Teach First and Cup sponsors SSE for the draw for the 6th round of the SSE FA Women’s Cup on Monday 20th of March. The draw was made by Mona Dimitrova (Y11) and Isabelle Randles (Y7) with Katie Brazier from the FA and Siobhan...

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World Book Day

World Book Day

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/holly-lodge-comprehensive to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards. Please place...

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Year 11 – Future Focus

Year 11 – Future Focus

On 6th, 7th and 9th February, all Year 11 students took part in mock interviews with local employers. We had representatives from Deloitte, American Airlines, Barclays, Home Office, Edge Hill University, Knowsley Community College, Hope University, PWC and Positive...

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Year 13 BTEC Art Pupils To Exhibit at Tate Liverpool!

Year 13 BTEC Art Pupils To Exhibit at Tate Liverpool!

Year 13 Art & Design Level 3 BTEC pupils have been very busy since September working collaboratively with the Tate Liverpool and young women from the Young Person’s Advisory service (YPAS). Using Tracy Emin’s unmade bed art installation, currently on display at...

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