Thank you to the Year 6 children and families who attended our open evening. We hope you enjoyed having the chance to look around school and speaking to our students and staff.

If you were unable to attend the evening or would like to know more about Archbishop Holgate’s, take a look at our online Open Evening resources below.

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Open Evening Presentation

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Open Evening Questions and Answers

Explore our Virtual Open Evening

Watch our video and take a virtual 360° tour of the school by clicking the links below.

Watch our school video for an insight into Archbishop Holgate’s

Take a 360° virtual tour of school and explore our excellent facilities

Hear from our students and staff about life at Archbishop Holgate’s

View a range of presentations outlining our inspiring curriculum

Find out about our extensive extra curricular opportunities

For more information, download a copy of our school prospectus

Our School Values

Our school values of Justice, Compassion, Forgiveness and Trust are ‘lived into being’ by both students and staff.
They permeate all areas of school life and represent a shared vision across the entire school community.

Find out more about our School Values

The AHS Journey


The AHS Journey is everything we do in order to ensure students leave us with the capacity to maximise their life chances. We aim to provide students with the opportunity to reflect upon and identify their own character whilst understanding their place within the wider world. No two students’ journey will be the same, however, they will share similar experiences and opportunities in order to shape who they are and what they believe.

Find our more about the AHS Journey

Introducing the AHS Arts Award

An exciting new addition to the AHS curriculum for September 2020 is the Arts Award in Year 9. As a school, we are passionate about ensuring students have as enriching of an experience as possible, and the Arts Award will contribute to the breadth and depth of the Archbishop Holgate’s curriculum during this important transition year. Focusing on developing creative, practical skills in Art, Music, Food, Technology and Modern Foreign Languages, not only is the Arts Award a fun and engaging experience, but we aim to ensure that every student in Year 9 achieves this national qualification.

We hope you are all as excited as we are to get this up and running in September – the Arts Award is certainly an excellent way to help students in Year 9 to develop at their stage of the Archbishop Holgate’s School Journey in ‘Understanding themselves and others’. From September 2021 this will be rolled out to all of Key Stage 3, with Year 7 and 8 working towards the Bronze Award.

Year 6 Transition

Ashleigh Kincell
Head of Year 7

Anna Cooper
Assistant Head of Year

Harriet Powell
Pastoral Support Worker

Welcome from Ashleigh Kincell, Head of Year 7

My role, alongside the Assistant Head of Year 7, our dedicated pastoral support worker and our experienced team of form tutors, is to make sure your child is happy, settled and confident. Personally, I aim to ensure that every child thrives and flourishes during their first year here at Archbishop Holgate’s School.

Form Tutors will help your child to feel secure and to make new friends within their form groups and across the year group. They will encourage your child to take advantage of the many clubs, activities and social events over the course of the year. As a pastoral team, we will also be there to guide your child and solve any problems they encounter. This is an important time in your child’s life and we will strive to ensure it is positive and memorable.

Find out more about Transition into Year 7

Additional Information

Click the links below to find out more information about our school.

School Admissions
Our Curriculum
Results and Achievements
Disadvantaged Students
School Uniform
School Meals
Supporting our Students
Careers Education
Able, Gifted and Talented
Reading Ready