SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students become CSI forensic investigators

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students become CSI forensic investigators

Posted: 11th December 2017
YEAR Nine students from Holyrood Academy in Chard were given an insight into the world of forensic investigations. The budding scientists were introduced to A-Level and university-standard activities including blood splatter evidence, DNA extraction, footprint analysis and chemical separation techniques by a team from Bournemouth University who visited the school on…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Chard school trust leader elected to panel for improving education

SCHOOL NEWS: Chard school trust leader elected to panel for improving education

Posted: 29th November 2017
A LEADING school officer in Chard has been elected to the Headteacher Board for the South West region. Chief executive officer and executive principal of the Redstart Learning Partnership, Suzanne Flack, is delighted to be elected to the board which provides advice and scrutiny for the Regional Schools Commissioner. Members make recommendations for new multi-academy…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Football fantastic for young players

SCHOOL NEWS: Football fantastic for young players

Posted: 27th September 2017
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard hosted the Under-11s Primary Football Competition this month and it certainly hit the back of the net with players. The competition was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, and seven teams from Tatworth, Avishayes, Chard, Neroche, Combe, Redstart and Manor Court competed against one another throughout the afternoon with the hope of making it…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Clare House – 50 years young!

SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Clare House – 50 years young!

Posted: 6th September 2017
STAFF and children at Clare House in Chard will be celebrating 50 years of pre-school teaching and learning this month. It was back in September 1967 when the Chard Playgroup Association was first created and hosted the town’s first-ever pre-school at the Congregational Schoolrooms. The playgroup then moved to its current site in Millfield in a pre-fabricated concrete…

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GCSE RESULTS 2017: Celebrations at Holyrood Academy

GCSE RESULTS 2017: Celebrations at Holyrood Academy

Posted: 24th August 2017
STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard were again celebrating superb GCSE results on Thursday (August 24, 2017). The results  saw 67% of students achieving the key measure of at least a grade 4 (equivalent to the previous A*-C measure) in both maths and English new style GCSEs. Of these 68% achieved the new strong pass grade 5 in both subjects. Many students exceeded…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Holyrood’s A-Level students

SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Holyrood’s A-Level students

Posted: 17th August 2017
STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard have been celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results which were announced on Thursday (August 17, 2017). Headteacher Matthew Collins said Holyrood was delighted with its results this year. “What is particularly pleasing is that a record number of A* grades were achieved with more than a third of all grades being A* to B grades…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood's Under-13s are area champions

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood's Under-13s are area champions

Posted: 20th July 2017
HOLYROOD Academy Under-13s boys’ team in Chard are the area cricket champions after beating their counterparts from Huish Episcopi in an exciting final. The Chard lads travelled to Langport Cricket Club for the area cricket final and after losing the toss they were made to field first, but that did not seem to worry them. After a good start and some superb bowling from…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Making a splash for swimming gala

SCHOOL NEWS: Making a splash for swimming gala

Posted: 20th July 2017
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard hosted its primary swimming gala at the Cresta Leisure Centre. The afternoon of swimming saw Avishayes, Redstart, Tatworth, Manor Court and Combe compete in a number of different races with a chance of being crowned Year 5-6 and Year 3-4 champions. A huge audience attended the event and watched some exceptional swimming skills displayed. The…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils follow the Yellow Brick Road

SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils follow the Yellow Brick Road

Posted: 19th July 2017
JUNIOR pupils at Chard School followed the Yellow Brick Road to Oz in their magical end-of-term production. Their adaptation of the Wizard of Oz thrilled audiences of friends and families over two afternoons. Headmistress Sarah Graham said: “Once again we were dazzled by the talents of our children as they sang, danced and acted with aplomb. “Congratulations to all the…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Under-15 cricketers at Holyrood Academy are district champions

SCHOOL NEWS: Under-15 cricketers at Holyrood Academy are district champions

Posted: 18th July 2017
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard has been celebrating after it won the Under-15s district cricket final in a tense and exciting match. The Holyrood boys met their counterparts from Huish Episcopi in the final on Thursday, July 13, 2017, with the match played at Chard Cricket Club. Holyrood Academy lost the toss and were put into bat in overcast conditions. Despite Holyrood…

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