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The Academy opens to students at 8.15am.

 

The school day begins at 8.40am and finishes at 3.10pm. This equates to 32.5 hours a week.

 

Teachers and students must be in their form tutor rooms by 8.40am.  All students will follow the pattern below. 

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  

Years 7, 8 & 9 

Years 10 & 11 

Registration Bell 

8:40am 

Registration Bell 

8:40am 

Tutor 

8:40am - 9:00am 

Tutor 

8:40am - 9:00am 

Period 1 

9:00am - 10:00am 

Period 1 

9:00am - 10:00am 

Break  

10:00am - 10:15am 

Period 2 

10:00am - 11:05am 

Period 2 

10:15am - 11:20am 

Break 

11:05am - 11:20am 

Period 3 

11:20am - 12:20pm 

Period 3 

11:20am - 12:20pm 

Period 4 & Registration 

12:20pm - 1:50pm 

Period 4 & Registration 

12:20pm - 1:50pm 

Period 5 

1:50pm - 2:45pm 

Period 5 

1:50pm - 2:50pm 

Tutor 

2.50pm – 3.10pm 

Tutor 

2:50pm – 3:10pm 

Please note: During Period 4 – all students will have a designated 30 minutes lunch session.

Lunch

  Start Finish
Lunch 1 12.20pm 12.50pm
Lunch 2 12.50pm 13.20pm
Lunch 3 13.20pm 13.50pm

 

From September 2023, the academy is introducing the RISE curriculum to students, and this will take place on a Tuesday.  As a result, all students will follow the pattern below:    

Tuesday  

Years 7, 8 & 9 

Years 10 & 11 

Registration Bell 

8:40am 

Registration Bell 

8:40am 

Tutor / RISE Curriculum 

8:40am - 9:20am 

Tutor / RISE Curriculum 

8:40am - 9:20am 

Period 1 

9:20am - 10:20am 

Period 1 

9:20am - 10:20am 

Break  

10:20am - 10:35am 

Period 2 

10:20am - 11:25am 

Period 2 

10:35am - 11:40am 

Break 

11:25am - 11:40am 

Period 3 

11:40am - 12:40pm 

Period 3 

11:40am - 12:40pm 

Period 4 & Registration 

12:40pm - 2:10pm 

Period 4 & Registration 

12:40pm - 2:10pm 

Period 5 

2:10pm - 3:10pm 

Period 5 

2:10pm – 3:10pm 

Please note: During Period 4 – all students will have a designated 30 minutes lunch session. 

Lunch

  Start Finish
Lunch 1 12.40pm 13.10pm
Lunch 2 13.10pm 13.40pm
Lunch 3 13.40pm 14.10pm

 

After-school activities take place from 3.10pm.  

The main reception closes at 4.30pm.  

Uniform, Dress and Appearance

Following consultation with students, parents/carers, governors and staff, the School Uniform Policy, which was changed in September 2014, is now compulsory for all students at Hollingworth Academy.

At Hollingworth Academy we believe that school uniform is important in ensuring that children, whatever their background or circumstances, feel an equal part of the school community.  We also believe that a smart, well presented uniform indicates a willingness to comply with school rules and is good preparation for learning. 

The governors fully support the School Uniform Policy and require the Headteacher or his representative to be the final arbiter in all matters to do with uniform, dress and appearance.  Parents/Carers and students are advised to consult with the relevant Head of Year if they are considering uniform, dress or appearance changes that might conflict with school policy.

Any student who arrives out of uniform; in unsuitable uniform; wearing inappropriate jewellery; or with an unsuitable hairstyle or colour may be removed from class or sent home immediately and parent/carer informed.  The Headteacher or his representative will be the final arbiter on all uniform issues.

Uniform

As a school we will be placing any donated items of uniform to our local charity shops in Milnrow. If supplying your child a full uniform is a problem then please contact their Head of Year and we will work to support the family.

  • GREY SCHOOL BLAZER with School Logo - Tailored Classic by Tom Mahon Savile Row, manufactured and designed by Sportswear International (SWI), part of the Banner Group​

  • PLAIN BLACK ‘V ’NECKED JUMPER  (optional)

  • BLACK SKIRT OR TROUSERS  Skirts must have a permanent pleat, with the hem of the skirt worn closer to the knee than not. No other skirt styles are acceptable.

     Trousers must be of a standard school tailored style without splits, belt buckles or other adornments.

     The following are unacceptable - denims, cotton or canvas jeans, leggings, skinnies, ski-pants or stretch fabrics.

  • PLAIN WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT  Sport shirts are unacceptable.  Blouses/Shirts should be tucked into trousers/skirts with top button fastened.

  • SCHOOL TIE  Lower School tie (Years 7-9).  Upper School tie (Years 10-11).  Ties must be worn and tied correctly, with the Hollingworth logo visible below the knot.​

  • PLAIN BLACK HIJAB if appropriate.

  • BLACK SOCKS OR  BLACK TIGHTS  Tights must be plain black only, with no pattern or embellishment e.g. bows or embroidery.  Either tights or plain black ankle socks can be worn but not both.

  • BLACK SHOES  Black shoes must be worn.  No trainer type shoe will be permitted.  Footwear must be sensible and appropriate to school wear (this excludes high heels, sandals, boots, plimsolls or other inappropriate footwear). 

 

Physical Education

GIRLS

BOYS

  • Navy blue sweatshirt – plain or with school logo.

  • Navy/sky blue long sleeved football/rugby shirt and navy/sky blue socks for outdoors. 

  • White polo-shirt - plain or with school logo.

  • White polo-shirt - plain or with school logo.

  • Navy blue shorts/skirt/cycle shorts/ tracksuit bottoms – plain or with school logo.

  • Navy blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms – plain or with school logo.

  • White socks for indoors.

  • White socks for indoors.

  • Trainers.

  • Trainers.

  • Shin pads.

  • Football boots (moulded studs recommended), shin pads and gum shield.

  • Football boots (optional).

CDT / Art / Textiles / Food Technology

Protective clothing as requested by the teaching staff.  This includes footwear that complies with health and safety guidelines.

Hair Styles and Colouring

Added hair colours must be natural but no dip dyed or ombré styles.  Hair braiding is only acceptable without beads or adornments.  Short back and sides are acceptable; however, close shaved heads, patterns or lines cut into hair or eyebrows and hair extensions are not acceptable.  Any hair accessories need to be in line with school uniform colours (i.e. bobbles/hairbands).

Makeup and Nails

Makeup must not be used by students in Years 7, 8 or 9.  In Years 10 and 11, makeup must be subtle.  The definition of ‘subtle’ lies with the Headteacher or his representative.  Nails must be kept to a hygienic, safe length and not have nail polish/varnish, false nails or nail extensions.  This is for health and safety reasons.  Fake tan is not allowed.

Jewellery and Valuables

Students are allowed to wear a wrist watch and one pair of stud earrings which may have to be removed for health and safety reasons during certain lessons.  No other jewellery should be worn.  We recommend that watches and stud earrings brought into school never exceed a value of about £20.  The school cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of valuables.

  • Stud earrings must be no more than 5mm in diameter.

  • Students are totally responsible for their jewellery.​

  • Teachers will not look after students’ jewellery.

  • FACIAL, TONGUE and BODY PIERCINGS or TATTOOS are not acceptable.​
     

Students will be asked to remove inappropriate items of jewellery. Where students refuse, they will be removed from lessons until the items are removed and parents will be contacted.

FIRST OCCASION - Items confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the school day.  It will be the student’s responsibility to collect any confiscated items.  

SECOND OCCASION - As for first occasion and a letter will be sent to parents/carers informing them of the academy’s concerns regarding the student’s failure to conform to basic academy rules.  

THIRD OCCASION - A student may be sent home immediately.  If a student persistently ignores these rules the school will need to employ further more serious sanctions. 

Electronic Devices – Mobile phones, MP3s, iPods, PSP, etc.

Whilst the academy recognises the safety value of mobile phones and so therefore allows students to have one on them: our policy is that electronic devices - including mobile phones – must not be used and must be switched off once students are inside the academy building. 

If anyone is found to be using electronic devices or mobile phones during the day then it will be confiscated and not returned until the end of that academy day.  On the third occasion of being confiscated, it will not be returned directly to the child.  The academy will request that the electronic device or mobile phone is collected and signed for by a parent/carer of the child.  

Persistent misuse of electronic devices or mobile phones will be dealt with more seriously.

Students are welcome to arrive from 8.15am and the Atrium serves breakfast from 8.15-8.40am.

The Atrium

From September 2013 the school has invested in its dining provision for all children.  This was the result of a two year review carried out by the academy and external consultancies, which included visits to other World Class school dining provisions across Britain.  The aims of Hollingworth's dining facility are:

  • Healthy balanced diet.
  • Increased menu choice.
  • World cuisine – Experience a range of different food and flavours.
  • Use of quality, fresh and local produce.
  • All food is freshly prepared on site by well trained staff.
  • Presented at restaurant standards.

To support these aims we have appointed an experienced chef (September 2013) to the catering team whose responsibility is the food production. They are working closely with the existing team to embed our aims throughout the full service.

Meet the Chef

Chef has 20+ years' experience in catering and has worked in 4 & 5 star hotels across Britain in chef roles.  He has experience of creating menus, producing high quality dishes and developing kitchens for various types of mass catering.  He believes in using the best, fresh and where possible local produce to enhance his food and delivering this to your child at restaurant standards.  His aim, is to provide your child with a balanced diet throughout their school day which will include their Main Meal of the day, to hopefully support your busy home life in the evenings.

During Period 4 – all students will have a designated 30 minutes lunch session.

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The school bus is controlled and managed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM).  The bus timetable below is the service that will operate in September 2022.  (This may be subject to change.)

​Route to:

​850

​Route from:

​850

​Firgrove Avenue

​07:45

​Hollingworth Academy

​15:00

​Wardle Chapel

​07:59

​Smithy Bridge Station 

15:08​

​Smithy Bridge Station 

​08:10

​Wardle Chapel

15:17​

​Hollingworth Academy

​08:20

​Firgrove Avenue

​15:30

 

​SERVICE 850: From Firgrove via Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road, Wardle Road, Ramsden Road, Wardle Chapel, Ramsden Road, Birch Road, Halifax Road, Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road, Wildhouse Lane, Kiln Lane, Pennine Drive to Hollingworth Academy.  

RETURNS VIA: Hollingworth Academy, Pennine Drive, Kiln Lane, Wildhouse Lane, Milnrow Road, Smithy Bridge Road, Halifax Road, Birch Road, Ramsden Road, Wardle Chapel, Ramsden Road, Wardle Road, Halifax Road, Albert Royds Street, Firgrove Avenue.

 

The latest school bus information can be found on the TFGM website.

We understand that replacing lost uniform and equipment is expensive and hopefully these guidelines will assist your son or daughter in retrieving any items they may misplace.

At Hollingworth students take responsibility for their own property. When students lose property they should visit and look in the classroom or area where they believe the property was left and check their locker. If they do not find their property they should then go to Pupil Reception.

All lost property with a name tag that is handed into Student Reception will be returned to its rightful owner. Lost property that is handed into Student Reception and is not labelled will be held for four weeks.  At the end of this period the lost property will be disposed of.

If your son or daughter misplaces any PE kit at Hollingworth they should check the Lost Property at Student Reception and the Sports Hall. Items of lost property that are labelled will be returned to their rightful owners. Unlabelled items will be held for four weeks and then disposed of.

Please remember there are over 1300 students at Hollingworth wearing the same uniform. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular person if it is not labelled. If property is labelled, it can be promptly returned to its owner via Student Reception, thus avoiding distress and a costly replacement.

Name tags can be purchased from various outlets and can be sewn or ironed into students’ uniforms. If you do not have name tags, please write on the label or inside trainers or shoes with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen. Please use full name or initial and surname, e.g. J Jones. Washing can erase marker pens, so please check that your son or daughter’s name has not faded on their belongings.

If you require further information regarding lost property, please email info@hollingworthacademy.co.uk.