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Students’ Welcome

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Welcome from the Head Boy and Head Girl

Archbishop Holgate’s School is outstanding because of everything we represent – predominantly reflected through our principles of values, care and achievement. We truly believe that these principles makes Archbishop Holgate’s School a happy, safe and supportive learning environment, where pupils and teachers alike feel secure and confident. Personal and academic achievement is celebrated within the school community, ensuring that every student is supported in reaching their potential. The consistent support and excellent teaching standards at Archbishop Holgate’s are reflected in the outstanding results, and also in the confidence that students develop to believe in their abilities and the opportunities that are awaiting them after they finish their time here. Moreover, the school takes the time to nurture every child and enable them to become enthusiastic and well-rounded individuals that enjoy contributing to their community, a trait that pupils will carry forward into the rest of their lives.

We are immensely proud of our 63 Student Leaders in the Sixth Form, the biggest cohort in our school’s history. Student Leaders are a vital part of main school and Sixth Form life as they provide a network of young adults who can maturely and effectively communicate between the student cohort and staff body. They also play a key role in helping the school to grow and develop, through, for example, strengthening the role of student voice within school and playing their part in collective worship. Furthermore, Student Leaders have incredibly important roles within, and also beyond, the school community as they are ambassadors for the school. They support the school at a variety of different events, representing the school and its Christian values, and so embody all that is best about our school. As well as this, the Senate meet every other week to discuss a range of issues to make direct change for the student body within Sixth Form and across main school. So far this year, we have discussed adding benches to the outside area for the Sixth Form, as this was a particular issue highlighted by students.

Being a Student Leader is an excellent opportunity for students to take an active role in their school community and to promote how enriching leading change and the student body can be. As Head Boy and Head Girl, we enjoy working with a supportive and pro-active team that are as passionate about Archbishop Holgate’s as we are. This is evident when working together during events such as the Minster Carol Service, Parents’ Evenings, and a charity football match we organised earlier this year.

We also believe that the school is outstanding due to the opportunities it offers, including extra-curricular clubs, programmes such as NCS and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and a wide variety of trips which cater for the wide range of students that come to Archbishop Holgate’s School. The range of trips across a broad subject and cultural spectrum offer valuable and enriching experiences which truly enhance education. Between us as Head Boy and Head Girl, we have visited Geneva, Switzerland ,Cape Town and South Africa – both providing incredible and interesting experiences that shaped us as students.

We are both very proud of our school and the Christian Values that it embodies. The generous array of opportunities that are offered to every student work towards creating well rounded individuals who thrive in a caring and holistic school community.

James is currently studying Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths and Ellie is currently studying History, Politics, Maths and Philosophy and Ethics.

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