Holland Park is a highly successful and over-subscribed comprehensive school in the heart of west central London. It is recognised as "an outstanding school" by Ofsted, recorded as one of the country’s top performing specialist Humanities Colleges and praised in the Good Schools Guide as a school which "has seen a steep and continuing rise in results".
The school is profoundly committed to exacting high standards, to formality, to demanding creative excellence from its staff and students. It is a driven institution where students’ success lies at the core of all planning. It seeks to be ambitious, to be bold for students’ futures. Seeing people’s potential and making detailed plans for its realisation is at the centre of its approach. Recognising people’s personal strengths and development profile is important.
Career planning for staff and students is intentionally diverse and personalised, building on capacity and believing that aspiration is for all. Very little at Holland Park happens by chance or accident: this is a planned, well-articulated institution which relishes its responsibility for driving forwards fast and is passionate about equality of opportunity.
"Students, staff and parents are immensely proud to be part of this exceptional academy. Students' behaviour is exemplary ... Teaching is outstanding and often exceptional ... The headteacher is an inspiration to all. His relentless drive for improvement touches every single aspect of this wonderful learning community."
Ofsted, May 2014