Hollies Pupil Referral Unit
Jessica - The Hollies Therapy Dog
On horseback
Pupil's demonstrating their bush craft skills


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About our school

The Hollies Pupil Referral Unit

Determined to Succeed

Feb 2018

Welcome to the Hollies

Welcome to the Hollies PRU website. We hope that you enjoy exploring our website and finding out about our school. Our main focus at the Hollies is to support and re-engage young people who do not currently attend school in the Stafford and South Staffordshire district and are at risk of being excluded or have been excluded. We provide education for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

Our pupils are encouraged to celebrate their achievements and develop as independent, responsible and creative young people with a lifelong interest in learning and personal development. Our mission at the Hollies is to help all of our pupils. We also promote the importance of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We are proud to be British and understand & relish our duty to promote British Values throughout our teaching, learning and curriculum. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural agenda are also incorporated into the curriculum. Pupils follow a programme that has a strong focus on improving their literacy and numeracy skills.

Some pupils join us in year 7 and remain at the Hollies for their secondary education, whilst others join us at various stages along their learning journey between years 7 – 11. Many students arrive at the Hollies following a disrupted period in education and it is important to provide a positive experience to re-engage them in learning and help them to be successful. We work very hard to ensure that all our year 11 students have a clear pathway into further education, employment or training and have excellent links with the full range of post 16 providers.

For some young people we provide a stepping-stone between school placements, and through our provision we identify and provide the right support required for pupils to make a successful transition to a new school.

Growth mindset is imperative to us; we are not born smart, we get smart. We love challenges, we learn from our mistakes, we persevere and we see resilience as a positive strength. Everyone is unique and everyone is treated fairly.

Sonia Lockett


 “from the questionnaire for parents and carers; 100% of parents stated that they would recommend this school to another parent”