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We set no limits to how far children’s learning might take them - and us.

It’s a journey we’re all on together, the children, the parents and carers, and the school. And Ofsted has graded us as Good.

We love how unique every child is and our small and nurturing environment allows them to develop in their own particular way.

Come and decide what you think

Susan Stickley, Principal

VIRTUAL OPEN DAYSThursday 8 October 2020, 10.30am
Wednesday 14 October 2020, 1.30pm
Tuesday 17 November 2020, 7pm

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10.30am

Event details coming soon.


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Experience life at Holmbush through our 2020 showreel

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We know what makes children tick. Real experiences. Outdoor space. Fun. So that’s what we give them. All wrapped up in a creative and inspiring curriculum.

We have a dedicated forest school area, that we use for all sorts of other outdoor learning, too.

As for our themed class names, we decided to let the children choose. Being a magical bunch, they came up with Harry Potter. That explains our wizarding wall displays as well.

Central to all this is a clear focus on the individual learning needs of each child, and a clear aim to develop outstanding skills in reading, writing and maths.

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Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are polite and respectful to each other and to adults. Pupils are kept safe in this nurturing, welcoming school.
Ofsted 2018

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Two young pupils on log in woodland with teacher



We love to see children taking responsibility for themselves, for each other and for the school.

It empowers them to become the best versions of themselves they can be.

We foster a sense of inclusivity with older children supporting younger ones. And we give them the chance to be great leaders with a School Council and a democratically elected Head Boy and Head Girl.

A fabulous range of extra-curricular activities gives them the chance to develop skills they never knew they had. And our breakfast and afterschool clubs give parents and carers the additional time they need to work.

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My child has learnt so much since starting in September, not just with numbers and reading but in confidence and lovely friendships.




As a small school with one class in each year group, we know every child and their family. And we know that working together will help children achieve their best. Every term we invite you in to school to see how your child is getting on and to our celebration assemblies.

We treat each child as an individual and tailor the support and challenges we give them to their specific needs. One thing every child gets, though, is praise and encouragement. 

Our school is a positive place, where everybody works together to support each other. The result is happy and contented children.

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We are part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. A family of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools in Sussex, all graded as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We support each other, sharing insights and best practice so we never stop improving.  Our mission is to deliver the best possible education for your child.

Being part of the Trust links us to the University of Brighton: a trusted education provider. We work closely with the University’s School of Education which Ofsted has judged as Outstanding for its teacher training programmes.

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“Trustees and the executive team are determined to improve pupils’ life chances through providing high-quality education for all of the pupils in their schools. They maintain a sharp and unerring focus on school improvement.”
Ofsted 2019



Choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision.

The best place to start is by planning a visit. Please get in touch so you can get a real feel of what we offer.

Autumn term 2020 virtual open days:

Thursday 8 October 2020, 10.30am
Wednesday 14 October 2020, 1.30pm
Tuesday 17 November 2020, 7pm

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10.30am

Event details coming soon.