Holgate School, Barnsley
|Motto||Fortiter Occupa Portam
(Bravely hold the gate)[nb 1]
|Type||Voluntary controlled school|
|Head Teacher||Mr Manderson and Mr Haynes|
|Chair of Governors||Kay Thompson|
|Founder||Robert Holgate, Archbishop of York|
|DfE URN||106657 Tables|
|Colours||black, green, silver|
|Former name||Holgate Grammar School|
Holgate School was a state school in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. It was closed in 2012, when it was merged with The Kingstone School to form Horizon Community College. After Holgate closed, it was demolished and the site was turned into a car park for Horizon Community College.
It was awarded the status of Sports College in 2005 for its attention to sporting achievements.
Holgate School was founded in 1546 in Hemsworth by Robert Holgate, the Archbishop of York. In 1888 it was re-organised and moved to Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The grammar school had around 850 boys and moved to its present site in 1912. The school has now closed due to the conjoining of the two Barnsley schools Holgate and Kingstone, coming together to form Horizon Community College.
In 1978 it became a fully co-educational comprehensive school, having first admitted its first comprehensive first year intake in 1973. The sixth form went soon after, in 1980.
Barnsley and District Holgate Grammar School
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- A pun referring to the founder, Robert Holgate.
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