Music and drama at Holmwood House School
Sparking Curiosity.
Igniting Wonder.
Leading co-educational school and nursery for children from 6 months. Now expanding to age 16.

Holmwood House

At Holmwood House, we spark curiosity and ignite wonder in each and every child, allowing them to develop individuality, confidence and tenacity to reach their true potential…

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SCHOOL FACTS

1922

Holmwood House
was founded

25

Acres of beautiful
grounds

330

Current pupils
aged 6 months -13 years

40

Extra-curricular
opportunities

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Holmwood Highlights

Navigating School Open Days: How to Make Informed Choices about Your Child’s Future Education Choosing the right school for your child is a significant decision that requires extensive research. School open days offer an invaluable opportunity to explore the environment, meet educators, and gain insights into the school’s culture. In this guide, we provide you with an overview of what...

Preschool News The Children in Preschool 3 have been very busy over the last 2 weeks. We have celebrated Chinese New Year and done lots of lovely Valentine’s crafts that we will take home for our families. The children made some red and yellow lanterns that have been decorating our classroom and the children were invited in to wear red...

Years 4 & 5 put on a sparkling performance last Friday of “Porridge”. When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there’s a caseload of mysteries to be solved! Who’s stolen Ma Hubbard’s recipe book? Who’s kidnapped Marigold the cow? And what dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his Porridge empire? It’s down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover...

Congratulations to everyone who took part in a very muddy Element Cross Country yesterday.  There were some excellent displays of resilience and some personal best achieved despite the conditions The winning Element was: Air

students writing out onto booklets

In English Year 7 have been analysing how emotions can be expressed through metaphors in poetry. Sparked by the emotion of jealousy they were challenged to write a poem about this emotion, using a metaphor to represent it. Their poems showcased their ability to evoke emotions through vivid language and some impressive imaginative thinking. This is developing some important skills...

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OUR TESTIMONIALS

Smiling girls

“Holmwood for me is unique in recognising the individuality of every child and working to develop each individual’s strengths.”

Parent
Swimming Pool

“Set in extensive grounds and with facilities that rival some secondary schools”

Good Schools Guide
Boy holding a piece of clay into water

“Pupils make excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum and experience considerable success in a wide range of activities”

ISI Inspection Report
Girl in pyjamas

“Boarding is done so well, the children absolutely love it!”

Parent

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Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Colchester,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house

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Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Colchester,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house

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