Welcome to the Senior School

Welcome to Senior section of Holmwood House, which incorporates Years 9-11

We recently announced that it will be extending our provision from age 13 (Year 8) up to age 16 (Year 11) and we are now accepting new pupils into Year 7. This exciting development will give pupils  the opportunity to continue on at Holmwood and enjoy an academically rigorous curriculum supported by a wide range of enrichment opportunities and exceptional pastoral care: so each child is stretched and challenged to reach their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. The first cohort will progress into Year 9 in September 2023; they will move through the school to be our first Year 11 students, taking GCSE in the Summer of 2026.

At Holmwood House, we spark curiosity and ignite wonder in each child, through an inspiring learning environment and boundless opportunities for discovery and exploration that develop individuality, confidence and tenacity to reach their true potential, achieve personal success and be prepared for life.

Our Space

Holmwood is a fantastically well equipped school situated on a 25 acre site. We have an indoor swimming pool, full-size sports hall (with four indoor cricket nets and a bowling machine), glass-backed squash courts, a tennis bubble, superb art facilities (including a kiln room), a fully equipped design and technology room, a large performing arts space, library, 4 outdoor courts and 25 acres of playing fields!

Study and Recreational Area

Years 9 to 11 will have their own base for registration and breaks, befitting their age and needs. This will be equipped both for study and recreation. The Old Stable Block and Railway Shed is being transformed ready for this move.


Sport and Enrichment Activities

In Years 9 to 11 the pupils will have two PE/games sessions, play matches against other schools, and have the opportunity to be involved in high quality drama and musical productions in our well equipped school hall. LAMDA and instrumental lessons are also available. The activity programme will be wide ranging covering more cerebral areas such as debating and language clubs, to sporting or life skills.

Alongside the academic courses we will be offering a number of other options that will enhance develop a range of skills and help prepare them for life after school: they include courses in: Finance, IT and the Higher Project Qualification.  Please click here  to find out more about the enrichment opportunities on offer.




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