LOCATIONFox Hollies School is on Queensbridge Road in Moseley
HEAD TEACHERThe Head Teacher is Keith Youngson
NUMBER OF PUPILS & STAFFThey have just over 100 pupils and about 80 staff
TYPE OF PUPILSThe school takes pupils with severe Learning Disabilities.
AGE RANGEThe school is for pupils from 11 up to 19 years old
CO-LOCATION & SHARED FACILITIESThe school shares a site with mainstream school Queensbridge.
Before becoming a school, it was Fox Hollies Special Training centre, which was opened on 9th June 1962.
The first Head Teacher was Mrs Cooksey.
In 1990, they raised enough money to buy a holiday home called “The Lodge” in Pwllheli that sleeps up to 10 people.
Pupils’ families can use The Lodge in the holidays.
The Fox Hollies website says:
“Pupils from the two schools are taught to relate positively to each other in a way that benefits everyone. Relationships are excellent and all of our pupils are given opportunities to work with Queensbridge School pupils during the school year.”
This has now gone up to 102 with 80 staff working there.
There is a maximum of 12 students in each class.
The school has a focus on drama and dance.
“Our passion for the performing arts enriches our whole curriculum opening up real, relevant learning that is enjoyable and sustained.”
Some of their former pupils are involved in a company called Freefall Dance. This was set up in 2002, Their work with the Birmingham Royal Ballet has been highly
At Fox Hollies, they celebrate pupils’ achievements with awards named after former staff and pupils.
Their vision statement says: