The Holden School – Opening Autumn 2019*

Opening Autumn 2019* The Holden School is a brand new school designed specifically to support children with a wide range of social, emotional and mental health issues. We are also well equipped to assist children who have complex additional needs including attachment issues and autism spectrum disorders.


Our aim is to help every child who attends The Holden School to make progress academically, but also to be able to develop key life skills so they can feel confident and comfortable within the wider community.

*Subject to Ofsted registration

Take a tour…

We warmly welcome you to have a tour of the school and to hear about our exciting plans by coming along to our open day on Thursday 25th July 2019

To book your place please contact Hannah Fellows, our Admissions Manager on | 07775 000 665


Meet the Head

Debbie qualified as a teacher in 2005 after successfully gaining a B.Ed. (Hons) with QTS in Primary Teaching. She started her career at Waterloo Lodge soon after, teaching a number of subject areas before being promoted to Senior Teacher in 2011. The position provided her with the challenge and the determination to succeed in various roles and aspects of school life. Debbie’s desire to drive Curriculum development was evident in the role as Deputy Head and for the last four years Headteacher. Debbie took up the headship at The Holden School in May 2019.

At The Holden School, Debbie works closely with James Joyce (Assistant Director) to lead strategic direction of the school, overseeing the school curriculum, teaching and learning, pupil progress and pupil safety and wellbeing.

“I am extremely proud to be the Head of a  school with such an innovative and personalised curriculum which provides a stimulating education within a nurturing and supportive school community.”

“I honestly believe I have the best job in the world because I get to work with some of the most interesting and brilliant young people. I feel privileged to be just small part of their lives.”

Debbie Procter, Head Teacher

More Info

Please download our brochure for more information.