Holmwood House is extending to age 16 years old and is now offering GCSEs

Holmwood House School, Colchester, part of the Bellevue group, is delighted to announce that it will be extending its provision from up to age 13 (Year 8) to age 16 (Year 11),  now accepting new pupils into Year 7.

This new development, marking the school’s 100th year, will enable pupils to study GCSEs. It means that Holmwood House School will be one of very few independent schools in the local area offering GCSE provision.

The decision to increase the provision was made following surveys conducted with existing pupils’ parents. In consultation with the school, the senior management team at Bellevue Education analysed results, before making a considered decision that was in the best interests of the school and its community. Together with feedback from school staff, the result was overwhelmingly in favour of extending the school’s provision.

Edward Bond, Headmaster at Holmwood House School, comments: ‘I am thrilled to see Holmwood House expanding its already excellent provision. This is a momentous decision and, as the school approaches its 100th year, it is one which I feel reflects both the ambition of the school and the market need locally and is an opportunity to extend its traditions.’

Gregg Davies, Education Director at Bellevue Education, adds: ‘It is imperative that schools, particularly in the independent sector, adapt and evolve to reflect the changing needs of a modern education. We at Bellevue are delighted to be supporting Holmwood House School in the implementation of this exciting change.’

The school is now inviting applications for Year 7 and the first Year 9 cohort will be in September 2023.  If you are interested in  applying for a place or would like more information please contact the Admissions Registrar via admissions@holmwood.house.

We will be updating this page with more information on this exciting development very soon.

Admissions Procedure - Years 7 - 11

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Expansion to 16+ Update, December 2021


Holmwood House Nursery

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


Holmwood House School

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