07 Feb
Hollis Academy Football

Today's football fixture (For Hollis Academy), took place at the Darlington Education Village. From the start, it promised to be a great contest of ability, grit and determination and the performances definitely delivered all of the above. 

Superb goals from Ashton, Luke and Kai all helped the Hollis players to secure a comfortable 5-0 victory!

Well done to the whole team!

11 Feb
Business Studies Trip to Makro

Students who opted for Business Studies - made a visit to wholesaler, Makro. The purpose of the trip was to research the raw materials they need and to calculate the costs required, to start up their own small businesses, within the school. Examples of the businesses being setup in the school are a milkshake shack, pool competition, penalty shoot out competition, hot chocolate business and a healthy eating treats company.

13 Feb
Researching Local Businesses

The content of the BTEC Business Studies, has really evolved this year, at Hollis Academy. The current units of study, provide students with the opportunity to develop both academically and socially too. The progress has been achieved through students spending time out in the local community; researching and ascertaining the common features - that all the local (successful) businesses demonstrate in the methods of their daily practice.

The students liaised with the employees of the established businesses; extracting information, hints and pointers that could all help them, become successful in employment too. Additionally, the students were also given the opportunity to express their opinions (Conducted in a professional manner), sharing ideas, what they believed could make the businesses even more successful.




24 Mar
Links for working at home due to Coronavirus - websites, videos and interactive learning

Websites, Videos and Interactive Learning

All of these websites are free and easy to access.

Twinkl has a variety of learning materials for all subjects and daily activities to get involved with. You will need to sign up to get an account but it is free.

Interactive learning for maths and English for both Key Stage 3 and 4.

Smart videos for children of all ages.

Open and go lessons with videos and hands on activities.

Video based lessons for maths, English and science.

Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

07 Dec
Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 11th Dec


It doesn't matter where you are – on Christmas Jumper Day all you need to do is get your silliest jumper out and give 50p or £1 to Save the Children.


This year’s been not so good for loads of kids
and grown-ups. When it comes to having fun,
we’ve got some catching up to do. And seen as
it’s the end of the whole year, I know you’ll
give it 100%.
Wanna know the bit I love most?
Every sweater can help children
change the future. For good.
That’s pretty cool.
So jumpers on,
people! Let’s do this.

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