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A Church Of England School in Cranfield
providing a Values-based Education


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In line with Government guidelines, Holywell will soon be welcoming all students back to school! Further details to follow. At the moment, we are closed to all students apart from students classed as vulnerable learners and/or from Critical Worker families. Please only use this facility if absolutely essential. We are providing all year groups with online learning until further notice. All students can access this via Satchel One. Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.

The Holywell Vision.


At Holywell, our vision is:
to be an outstanding Christian learning community
where everyone is valued as a unique individual
and where everyone feels safe.
We will aim to be the best we can possibly be,
to treat others as we wish to be treated
and to make a positive difference to our community and beyond.
We strive to be peaceful problem-solvers with open minds and hearts,
living God’s love
and being kind.

Welcome to Holywell School.

Holywell School
A Church of England School
providing a values-based education

Holywell School is a caring, distinctively Christian, community-focussed Church of England School. Holywell is a 9-13 Middle School with 610 students in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. We aim to continue the historic tradition of Church of England Schools by providing a Christian Values-inspired education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. As a school, we are a loving, supportive community with high aspirations for all. We promote inclusion, we are welcoming of all faiths (and people of no faith), we are proud to belong and we value each individual. We look after each other, believe in second chances and aim to be the best we can be so we can serve and support the common good.

Christian Ethos & Values.

The Christian-inspired, Values-led approach and ethos drives the work of the school in its mission to provide education for the young people of the parish. The explicit focus on being inspired by Christian values results in polite, confident young people whose enthusiasm for learning is only equalled by their care and consideration for each other. The values are modelled by all leaders and permeate the whole school. Values also underpin our curriculum model and this is a strength of the school - as commented on in our most recent Ofsted inspection: "You are rightly proud of the impact of your school’s values-driven philosophy. Your values, including tolerance, forgiveness and kindness, are displayed prominently around the school site and they permeate the school’s ethos through assemblies, charity work and roles such as values ambassador. Pupils speak very proudly of the impact of these values on both themselves and the school. They say that the school’s values make them think and act more thoughtfully and positively as well as making the school a better place." (Ofsted, March 2018)

Our School Prayer
Heavenly Father
Thank you for our school.
Fill our classrooms with learning and love,
Fill our hearts with kindness and care.
Lord Jesus
Help us to find peace when we are angry,
Compassion to forgive when we are wronged
And courage to try again when we fail.
Holy Spirit
Guide us in our darkest moments
And lead us towards your Light.

Attendance Report.