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This page has links to online learning and support while students are working remotely.  

Please continue to login to School Synergy and Teams to check on work set by your teachers.

Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy is a government-backed online learning platform that launched on Monday 20 April.

The new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England and is funded by the Department of Education.

The Academy provides access to 180 video lessons per week, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.

The lessons span a broad range of subjects, including maths, art and languages, and feature a corresponding quiz and worksheet.

online activities for KS3 and GCSE

The Khan Academy has free online materials in maths, science and more

Online learning for KS3 and GCSE in all subjects.  New online lessons daily from Monday 20/4/20.

All children’s audiobooks are available for free whilst schools are closed

A range of videos and downloadable questions categorised by topic and predicted grade for GCSE students

Duolingo has free bitesized lessons to help learn a language

Join our temporary PE teacher Joe Wickes at his live lessons on Youtube, every weekday at 9am

Learn code online for free with a weekly lesson online every Wednesday

Free English resources for KS3

Memrise helps you learn languages through videos of native speakers.

This is a challenging time for all of us and these links can help you to take care of yourself and others

Guidance from Childline about coronavirus and tips for managing lockdown

Support and advice for fmailies during lockdown from the NSPCC

Kooth is an online counselling service that all students at The Hollins can access

Lancashire Mind offer mental health advice

The Childrens’ Commissioner has a range of guides to keep children safe online

 These leaflets also provide sources of help and avice about how to cope with change

How to cope with change parent leaflet   

Useful links leaflet 

Amid the Covid 19 pandemic, this free Safeguarding Children 10 Top Tips Parent Resource  is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing and is available as a document and short video presentation.


Starline is a national home learning helpline offering expert support and advice to parents and carers about home learning.  Visit for more information or call 0330 313 9162