Our Vision

Our vision is for Holmesdale to become the school of choice for the local community- a place where parents want to send their children and where our young people and staff are proud to be.

Our core purpose is to provide all students with high quality learning experiences that inspire and enthuse them and also prepare them for the next steps in their lives. At Holmesdale it will not be enough to have excellent exam results; we will expect our young people to be polite, respectful, tolerant and kind; they will become the positive citizens of the future.

We want a school where we value the ways in which all people are unique and we will promote respect for the views of all, whilst using nothing as an excuse to prevent high aspiration.

We believe all young people can achieve and want to create a school where excellence is the norm, where students and staff continually strive for better but feel safe to take risks, make mistakes and have the resilience to try again when things don't go to plan.

We want to create a school underpinned by positive relationships, where everyone knows they have a contribution to make and where every individual feels valued enough to do that.