School profile

Holly Lodge Primary Academy

Holly Lodge is part of the Kite Academy Trust.
Ofsted graded our school as ‘Good’ in our most recent inspection in December 2018. We hold many nationally recognised awards including: Healthy Schools and Sports Active Mark.

As a school, we continually work hard to build upon our strengths and to address our areas for development in what is an ever changing and challenging educational climate.

At Holly Lodge Primary we have high expectations of our children and set challenging targets for them. Every child is encouraged to reach their full potential and we recognise that every child is special and has their own contributions to make.

Our staff are dedicated, hardworking and experienced. We provide a safe, calm and caring atmosphere in school and foster a hardworking ethos based on an enjoyment of learning within a stable environment. We expect a great deal from our children and they do not disappoint us. We are pleased to offer a varied selection of enrichment and enhancement opportunities and possess excellent links with our diverse community – we are very proud of our reputation as a warm, welcoming, family school.

About our school experience

We work closely with SFET and have extensive experience in supporting SCITT students. We can support you to learn more about the teacher training process. Your school experience can be tailored to individual needs and will include observing lessons, interacting with pupils - including supporting small groups, as well as planning and wider school opportunities. You will experience what life is like as a teacher to see if this is the career for you.
Start and finish times
8.20am to 3.30pm - Flexible

There is a possibility of flexibility of start and finish times. This can be discussed with the head teacher

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

We work closely with SFET School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).
Some of our teachers are trained SCITT mentors. Previous SCITT students have secured jobs at Holly Lodge or other academies in the Kite Academy Trust.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. A DBS will be required. Contact the school to arrange.

Placement availability

We can offer placements throughout the year, either on a regular day or as a block of experience

School experience type
In school


Stratford Road, Ash Vale, Surrey, GU12 5PX
Map showing Holly Lodge Primary Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

There is parking in the nearby Carrington Lane car park.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Stratford Road, Ash Vale, Surrey, GU12 5PX
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. A DBS will be required. Contact the school to arrange.