Welcome to Hollinwood Academy

Hollinwood Academy opened in Hollinwood, Oldham in September 2015 and is a 140 place state-of-the-art specialist provision for pupils from the age of 4 up to 19 whose Autistic Spectrum Condition and Speech, Language and Communication (SLCN) Needs have become a barrier to their learning. The school belongs to the New Bridge Multi Academy Trust, part of the New Bridge Group, and shares the site with the established outstanding New Bridge School.

At the heart of the school’s mission, “Learning together, learning for all, learning for life,” is the belief that all pupils, whatever their background or ability, will be successful and valued.

We provide a stimulating, inspirational environment for all to achieve. Our campus is equipped with specialist support and facilities that meet the individual requirements of our pupils to allow them to flourish, from the bright and attractive classrooms with secure outside play areas to our ICT rooms, Soft Play area and large sports hall. We share the excellent facilities at New Bridge School where pupils have access to the theatre, recording studios, swimming pool and Science labs. We allow pupils to fully explore their talents and shine in those areas they most enjoy.

Our curriculum and philosophies provide opportunities for academic and social development to enhance life opportunities. Classes are small and teaching staff work closely alongside support staff to provide the very best learning experience through creative and innovative approaches which support a personalised learning journey which removes the barriers to learning.

Over the last two years Hollinwood Academy has grown and developed and we are extremely proud of our school, the achievements of our learners and the expertise, dedication and commitment of our staff.

Our website aims to provide you with key information, curriculum insight and news on the school. It’s also a valuable resource for pupils and parents/carers to help keep everyone involved and up-to-date. If you are unable to find the information you require, please do contact us. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Myself and the staff at Hollinwood Academy look forward to working with you.

Laura Millard, Head of School