SCHOOL NEWS: MINDfest is a big success for Holyrood Academy

SCHOOL NEWS: MINDfest is a big success for Holyrood Academy

Posted: 16th July 2019
HOLYROOD Academy at Chard devoted an entire school day to inform students on ways to manage stress, anxiety and coping under pressure – in an age where emotional wellbeing is paramount to everyone’s happiness and success. The first-ever inaugural MINDfest at Holyrood was held on the gloriously hot Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and what a day it proved to be. The entire student…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Truly champion effort – Year Seven girls are Holyrood’s finest

SCHOOL NEWS: Truly champion effort – Year Seven girls are Holyrood’s finest

Posted: 16th July 2019
THE Year Seven girls at Holyrood Academy in Chard have been phenomenal sportswomen this year - probably the best year group Holyrood has ever had in terms of trophy and competition success in one season. These girls are county hockey champions, county handball champions, county athletics champions and county rounders champions. They have also been county runners-up for…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are on the ball with Premier League

SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are on the ball with Premier League

Posted: 21st June 2019
PUPILS attending a school near Chard will be looking to hone their footballing skills for the 2019-20 season after receiving their free Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack. Stocked full of items including Nike match footballs, training bibs and numbered and lettered floor markers, the Premier League equipment pack will aid teacher delivery of active lessons…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Slime Olympics at Holyrood

SCHOOL NEWS: Slime Olympics at Holyrood

Posted: 27th February 2019
STUDENTS from Years 7-8 at Holyrood Academy in Chard took part in a Slime Olympics workshop with science teacher Dr David Faulkes. It was an exciting afternoon combining science knowledge with competitive spirit! Students learnt that when making slime, you are making a polymer; the exact proportion of ingredients affects the properties of the slime. In teams of three…

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SCHOOL NEWS: National cup success for Year 7 footballers

SCHOOL NEWS: National cup success for Year 7 footballers

Posted: 15th October 2018
  HOLYROOD Academy’s new crop of football talent are into the Third Round of the ESFA National Cup after a 6-2 win against Tiverton High School. The platform for the Chard school’s win on Monday, October 8, 2018, was set by a superb display in defence by Cian Brown. The midfield pairing of Finlay Downes and Player of the game George Chapple ensured that plenty of…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Holyrood’s A-Level class of 2018!

SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Holyrood’s A-Level class of 2018!

Posted: 17th August 2018
STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard have been celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results which were announced on Thursday (August 16, 2018). Headteacher Matthew Collins said: “We are delighted with our results this year. We are particularly pleased that we have further improved on last year’s record number of A level A-A* grades with more than a third of all…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Day of sunshine, pride and fun for Holyrood’s Year 11

SCHOOL NEWS: Day of sunshine, pride and fun for Holyrood’s Year 11

Posted: 28th June 2018
HOLYROOD Academy students celebrated the end of their GCSEs and their five years at the school in true style. The annual Celebration Day at Holyrood in Chard on Wednesday (June 27, 2018) was blessed with glorious sunshine with students arriving at the academy in a procession of sports cars, fire engines, tractors, motor bikes and trucks to name a few. They all looked…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood performs well at Millfield Maths Challenge

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood performs well at Millfield Maths Challenge

Posted: 21st March 2018
EXCELLENT mathematician students from Holyrood Academy in Chard took part in a competition earlier this month where they battled it out with some of the county’s finest young mathematical minds. Eight Year 11 students travelled to Millfield School in Street on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, for the Maths Challenge where they competed in five rounds of mathematical tests…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students enjoy a day at Oxford

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students enjoy a day at Oxford

Posted: 20th March 2018
A DAY at Oxford University was the latest experience to be enjoyed by 12 gifted students from Year Ten at Holyrood Academy in Chard. The visit was part of the Challenge Plus programme which operates in conjunction with other schools across the south-west. The students spent time at Exeter College at Oxford as well as touring several other colleges and the city itself. A…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students receive Oxford University offers

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students receive Oxford University offers

Posted: 13th March 2018
TWO high achieving students at Holyrood Academy in Chard have received offers to study at Oxford University from September 2018. Headboy Ellis Caird has been invited to read mathematics at The Queen's College, while Jamie Lawler has received an offer to study law at St Catherine’s College. Ellis said: “Being able to study mathematics at any university, let alone Oxford…

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