Below are a selection of stories that highlight just some of the unique features of the school.
SIAMs Report - posted 5th Nov
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of our most recent SAIMS inspection which was carried out on the 19th and 20th October 2017.
Whilst the excellent academic outcomes that our students achieve are absolutely vital it is also important that we ensure that they also develop as well rounded young people will the qualities as well as qualifications to make a difference in the communities they serve. This is the purpose of a SIAMS inspection and as such I am delighted that the two day process has reaffirmed our distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church school by judging the school as outstanding in all areas. I am extremely proud of our school community and would like to thank staff, students, parents and governors for their support during this process.
Join our Sixth Form - posted 16th Aug
Welcome to Archbishop Holgate's Sixth Form
We are delighted that you are considering applying to Archbishop Holgate’s Sixth Form. As a Sixth Form we are committed to ensuring that our Christian values, outstanding care for the individual and excellent student achievement, remain at the heart of our provision.
Pupil Premium trip to Whitby - posted 22nd May
On Friday 19th May, we took 40 Year 11 pupils to Whitby on a revision weekend. This was a weekend designed to help those who needed a final push in their English and Maths exams. We made it very clear from the start that this was not a holiday; this was work, work and more work! Despite having an intense day at school, the pupils quickly got to work and spent the evening working with staff to revise. Unbelievably, we kept working until 9:00pm! This was followed by a walk down to the beach before heading back for some much needed free time at the Youth Hostel. Saturday was epic. Pupils were hard at work before 9:00am and, with a series of short breaks, worked tirelessly until 6:00pm on the Saturday evening. Every member of staff commented on how impressed they were by the commitment and resilience of Year 11. Here was a group of young people who were taking control of their revision and were doing their very best to succeed. This was an excellent opportunity to work in small groups and independently, revising key information before the exams on Monday. After all the hard work, we went into Whitby for a much needed reward of Fish and Chips! It was a privilege to see how hard our pupils in Year 11 can work and it is an opportunity we are keen to develop in the future.
Operation Encompass - posted 25th Feb
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools, academies and colleges in York and North Yorkshire. This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.
The Sunday Times Parent Power report places us in the top 250 State Schools for A* to B at A Level and A* to A at GCSE. - posted 29th Nov
The Sunday Times Parent Power report is considered an authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. It comes out a few weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.
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The 24th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results This year two state secondary schools from York feature in the top 250 schools and rank higher than fee-paying equivalents in the city: Fulford is ranked above Bootham, The Mount and Pocklington Schools, while Archbishop Holgate’s is above the latter two, ranked as the 242nd best school in the country.
Data is based on % of A* to B grades at A Level and % of A* and A at GCSE. – Really it’s attainment based which makes it even better that we’re in there considering Post 16 starting points especially.