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Winifred Holtby School Technology College
Midmere Avenue, Leads Road, HU7 4PW, UK Kingston upon Hull
+44 (0)1482 826207


Headteacher - Mr S J Liddle MA
Deputy Headteacher - Mr K Shaw BA
Deputy Headteacher - Mr M Brown BSc (Hons)
Deputy Headteacher - Mr M Birkenshaw BSc (Hons)

Welcome to the Winfred Holtby School Technology College website.

Winifred Holtby School is a secondary school accommodating Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students. As a school, we strive to bring out the best in our students as well as continuing in the improvement of results at both GCSE and SAT level.

We would like to take this time to thank you for visiting our web site and taking a look into what the school provides to all our students which is a healthy learning environment.

Winifred Holtby School opened in September 1988. It replaced the former Bransholme High School following the re-organisation of Hull schools. The school caters for students aged 11 - 16 and is a mixed comprehensive school serving Sutton Park and South Bransholme. The facilities of the school are well designed and are displayed on the diagram shown in the appendix.

The school symbol incorporates the initial letters ‘W’ and ‘H’. The three crowns represent the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, or “Kingsport” as Winifred Holtby named it in her novels. The three crowns suggest the key qualities we expect of all members of our school community - courtesy, commitment and creativity.

A little about Winifred Holtby, after whom the school is named. She was born on 23rd June 1898, in Rudston near Bridlington, and went to school in Scarborough. She published her first work “My Garden and other Poems” in 1911 at the age of 13! Before going to Oxford as a student she worked in a London Nursing Home and then the war interrupted her studies and she joined the WAAC’s and was posted to Abbeville in France. After her graduation in 1921, apart from her writing she spent some time teaching and some time as a visiting lecturer. She was deeply involved in the women’s rights movement and the League of Nations Union, particularly the efforts to help black workers in South Africa. She became ill in 1931 and though she kept up a steady output of essays, poems and novels, her health declined and she died in 1935. Probably her best known novel is “South Riding”, which she completed just one month before her death at the very early age of 37 years. “South Riding” has been made into a film shown as a television series in the 1970’s, and repeated on Channel 4 during the Spring of 1988. Recently “South Riding” was serialised on Radio 4.

The inscription on her gravestone in Rudston churchyard reads, “God give me work till my life shall end and life till my work is done”.


  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • ICT
  • D&T
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • MFL
  • PE
  • Drama
  • Music
  • H&S
  • RE
  • All pupils in both Key Stages 3 & 4 will study English for four 50 minute lessons each week.

    KS3 – Year 7
    In Term 1, pupils continue the transition work that they started in their primaries, as well as following the Unit ‘Me, Myself and My Culture'.

    In Term 2 the focus is on ‘Non-Narrative Writing'.

    Term 3 considers ‘Narrative Writing'.

    Year 8
    Pupils study a unit called ‘Witches and Witchcraft'; they also dip into Shakespeare and consider a range of other materials from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

    Term 2 involves a study of media which involves visits to the Hull Daily Mail; they also look at the issue

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