Sparking Curiosity.
Igniting Wonder.
Leading co-educational preparatory school and nursery for children aged 6 months to 13 years
Sparking Curiosity.
Igniting Wonder.
Leading co-educational preparatory school and nursery for children aged 6 months to 13 years
Sparking Curiosity.
Igniting Wonder.
Leading co-educational preparatory school and nursery for children aged 6 months to 13 years
Sparking Curiosity.
Igniting Wonder.
Leading co-educational preparatory school and nursery for children aged 6 months to 13 years
Sparking Curiosity.
Igniting Wonder.
Leading co-educational preparatory school and nursery for children aged 6 months to 13 years

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

As part of the application process for Head of Element, several Year 8s were selected to address their respective Elements. It is always a great event where nerves are dealt with and pupils demonstrate courage in a public speaking situation. Each pupil is then allowed to vote for whom they feel should represent their Element. Well done to all the...

Years 4 & 5 Boarding Cinema Night Our Years 4 & 5 pupils had a wonderful evening on Monday for their first overnight stay. The adventure actually started at tutor time when all pupils came up to the boarding house with their tutors to make up their own beds – it was a fantastic atmosphere with everyone showing great teamwork skills...

One of the themes we have looked at this term is ‘Promoting Hope‘. The pupils were asked to consider what hope means and we discussed the importance of staying hopeful even when the challenges we face feel really difficult and what they had done with their families during Lockdown to keep happy and hopeful. As part of this we asked...

Year 3 had great fun drawing on the table! We drew sets and Venn diagrams and sorted shapes into the correct categories. See more photos in our Photo Gallery.

Year 3 art considered the Tsunami. The wave that was created used a stencil. In Jackson Pollock style, they splattered wet paint on dry paper for the sky and wet paint onto wet paper for the wave. The difference in the effect was enjoyed by all. See more photos in our Photo Gallery.

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OUR TESTIMONIALS

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

Parent

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

Good Schools Guide

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

ISI Inspection Report

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

Parent

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Holmwood House Nursery School

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

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Holmwood House Preparatory School

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

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