Pupil Premium Awards
Hollingworth Academy has won £5000 in the Key Stage 4 category of the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards. The Rt Hon David Laws MP congratulated Hollingworth's success in a letter, saying:
"The reason you have been selected is that you are one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of the attainment and value-added progress of your disadvantaged pupils since 2011."
He also added:
"your school has proven to be one of the top 90 in England showing the greatest sustained improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grade GCSEs (or equivalent), including English and mathematics GCSEs."
Hollingworth have now been invited to apply for a chance to win one of the larger prizes, including the national award of £250,000.