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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

We welcome you and your child to visit us on our upcoming open events to see the fantastic opportunities available at Holmbush Primary Academy. 

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision. The best place to start is by planning a visit where you’ll meet teachers and pupils, take a tour and have the opportunity to get a real feel of what we offer. 

Below you’ll see a list of our open events, with links to register for a place.  

Remember the deadline for is the 15 January 2022 for primary applications. 

Bookable Open Events at the academy 

  • Friday 8 October 2021, 9am and 10.30am  - Registrations for this event are now closed.

  • Thursday 14 October 2021, 1.15pm and 2pm   - Registrations for this event are now closed.

  • Tuesday 16 November 2021, 5.30pm and 6.15pm  

  • Wednesday 24 November 2021, 9am and 10.30am  

During the open events at the academy you will get an opportunity to visit during the school day or after school hours and have a tour the school and our learning space with a small group of parents. We ask that you kindly pre-book for the open events using the link below or call or email the academy to book a place. 

Virtual Open Evening 

  • Monday 18 October 2021, 5pm - Registrations for this event are now closed.

Join our virtual event where you will find out more about the academy and our learning space. Please register below, and once registered we will send you information nearer the time on how to join. 

Open events are subject to change due to COVID-19.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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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.

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.

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.

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.