There are many benefits for working at The Holt, but the main one for me would be the support of my department and colleagues, sharing of great resources, recognition for great work done

Laura Hayes Science teacher & Head of Broderers House

The best thing about working at The Holt is having a strong SLT team who are all very approachable and willing to listen to any ideas or thoughts that colleagues may have.

Hayley Illingworth – Head of Social Sciences

I have stayed at The Holt because I love my job, the students are lovely, the staff are exceptional and the CPD available is second to none.


Gemma Whitehouse – Head of Biology

There is always a positive buzz in the air as you walk around the school, and the extra-curricular provision is vast, there is something for everyone to get involved in.

Nikki Welch – Physical Education teacher

From day one, I was mentored expertly and provided with advice on how I could become the excellent teacher that I aspired to be

Josh Miriams – KS3 Science Coordinator

Staff wellbeing is really important to the senior leadership team and staff are shown they are valued

Jo Schotting – Art teacher  


The Holt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Holt School is a popular and oversubscribed 11-16 girls and 16-18 co-ed comprehensive school situated on a beautiful site with excellent accommodation. It is a vibrant community where students and staff learn and thrive together. We are one of the top 100 performing non-selective schools based on the percentage of our students achieving five or more A* – C grades at GCSE including English and Maths. In addition we are in the:

Top 12% nationally for progress made by pupils between KS2 and KS4, School Comparison site

The ethos of academic excellence combined with character development ensures that Holt students leave us prepared for responsible adulthood taking with them principled values that will impact positively on their own lives and those of others to make for a better world.

Our dedicated staff enjoy the following

  • High quality CPD is available for all staff at all levels
  • Generous non-contact time
  • Staff can leave the site during a PPA period
  • Cover supervisors are used to ensure ‘rarely cover’
  • All staff are offered free flu vaccinations
  • All staff work in a comfortable environment
  • Coffee and home-made cakes on a Thursday break time
  • An active staff room committee overseeing social events
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