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  • Holmfirth High School
    Heys Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD9 7SE
  • Head: Mr Ben Stitchman
  • T 01484 691460
  • F 01484 691469
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kirklees
  • Pupils: 1296
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th June 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 13th December 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The SEN department at this school is a thriving one. It is made up of fifteen members of staff who bring with them a range of expertise and experience. For the most part educational teaching assistants (ETAs) are linked to subject departments within school. This enables them to play an important role in the department and to support students effectively within a classroom situation. There are of course occasions when it is more appropriate for an individual student to work closely with no more than one or two ETAs, so we retain the flexibility to enable this to happen. We offer a range of programmes for students with SEN, these include: *multi sensory literacy programmes run by a teacher for students with specific learning difficulties *in class support *morning registration literacy programmes *reading support lessons (during lesson times) *paired reading(Key Stage 3 students reading to Key Stage 4 students during morning registration) *a movement programme incorporating Brain Gym activities *early morning homework support in the library each morning from 8 o'clock *lunchtime Zig Zag club which offers help with school/homework or where students may go to play games/chat *social skills club (particularly for students on the autistic spectrum) *lunchtime escorts *an alternative curriculum for students at Key Stage 4 *KRONOS and Spectrum, in school counselling/support/health provisions run by school based staff and external agencies such as school nurse, youth workers, Connexions As a department we are also responsible for access arrangements in examinations. The provision for students with SEN is an important whole school responsibility, we endeavour to offer a high quality service for young people and their parents/carers.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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