We are an excellent 11-16 co-educational LA controlled school located in the picturesque Hollins Lane area of Accrington. We provide an excellent education within a clear framework of manners and respect for others. We are nationally recognised as a high performing school in terms of both achievement and attainment.
We have wonderful facilities promoting learning and development. Plus a rich and varied programme of sports, art music, drama and outside visits. These all make a valuable contribution to achievement and enjoyment.
Visitors to the The Hollins frequently comment on the polite behaviour of our students and the pleasant atmosphere which exists. We work hard to promote this through our consistent approach to behaviour, good manners and hard work. We have dedicated staff and a well organised year system. The Hollins has a planned programme of personal social and citizenship education which develops an understanding of the needs and feelings of others. It’s not just about exam success as we have a broad range of curricular and extra curricular activities which promote a sense of belonging, team work and achievement.
We are the lead school for the Pennine Lancashire SCITT.
About our school experience
- Individual requirements:
- Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
- Must have a degree
- Photo identification: passport or driving licence
- proof of address
The Hollins is a registered member of the School Experience Programme (SEP) with Get Into Teaching
This programme offers a school placement to future teachers who are applying for initial teacher training. The programme gives you first-hand experience of life at The Hollins; you will have the opportunity to observe teaching and learning, our pastoral provision, and be part of day to day life in our school. The programme will benefit you to:
*gain an insight into teaching and see if this is the career for you
*help prepare for an ITT interview by observing high-quality lessons
We charge £25 for this opportunity and this is refunded to you when you have applied to PLSCITT or ELIP School Direct. For more information about these visit www.plscitt.org.uk
- Art and design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Physical education, and Spanish
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