Head’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit our school’s website.

Everyone connected to Holmfirth High is very proud of our school. Over the past few years the community has worked tirelessly to create a school where our young people can enjoy and achieve their education. Standards are high and improving year on year.

Put simply our aim is to ensure that every child has their life chances enhanced as a direct result of attending our school. We know that there are a number of key elements in making this happen. They include:

  • A curriculum that promotes social mobility
  • High quality teaching with a focus on academic rigor
  • The expectation of excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour
  • A wide range of extra- curricular activities
  • A first class school environment


We consider ourselves to be an academic and inclusive school. This means that we challenge every child to make great progress irrespective of their starting points. We know from experience that children are always capable of more than even their parents/ carers think they are. Our job, working with parents/ carers, as a school is turn that unshakable belief into a reality.

Life at Holmfirth High is not only about academic success but it also focuses on the adults that our children will become. Personal pride and the creation of self- confidence but never arrogance our central to our philosophy. Children are exposed to wealth of opportunities outside the classroom which help them to develop the qualities of self- reliance, kindness, determination, hard work and respect for oneself and others. These qualities are central to everything that we do.

Holmfirth High is a very happy and settled school. The children and adults who attend and work here are universally great people and I am well aware how lucky we all are to be part of such a wonderful institution.

If you’d like to see what we have to offer please do not hesitate to come and see us.