Head Students

After a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to introduce our New Head Student Team who will lead our Senior Prefects (Year 11) and our Prefects (Year 10) from September 2023.  Our Head Girl, Madeleine Crosby and Head Boy, Dean Bottomley, have already outlined their plans and priorities for the year ahead both in school and within the community. Both Madeleine’s and Dean’s introductions can be found on the next page.

The standard of all our applicants was simply outstanding. Each applicant submitted a personal statement in which they outlined their strengths and their vision for the future of Mossley Hollins High School. Each of our students excelled themselves and demonstrated so many different qualities that they had to offer.

Hello, my name is Dean Bottomley and I will be Head Boy for 2023-2024. 

During my time at school, I have completed the Scholars Programme and last year I achieved my bronze award for Duke of Edinburgh. 

Outside of school, I enjoy playing football.  For the past 8 years I have played for Mossley Juniors FC. During my time at Mossley Juniors I have been the captain of the team and have also helped to coach the younger teams. 

As Head Boy, I am really looking forward to working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, staff, parents and students. I will be encouraging our students to be involved in as many co-curricular activities the school now has to offer to make sure that they get to experience different aspects of school life.  

I would also like to continue the work our previous Head Students started ensuring the students at Mossley Hollins play a key role in the Tame River Educational Trust. These include joint Head Student team meetings to exchange ideas about teaching and learning, links that can be made with community projects as well as multi – school sports events.

Thank you for taking the time to read my introduction. I hope that Madeleine (Head Girl) and myself can make a real difference, not only in school but also in the wider community of Mossley.

Hello, my name is Madeleine Crosby and I will be the Head Girl for 2023-2024.

In school, I play for the school netball team and have competed in many netball competitions throughout my time at Mossley. In addition to this, I am a striving football player inside and outside of school, competing in multiple football tournaments with Mossley. I have also competed in some athletics competitions throughout my senior years at Mossley and look forward to what the future can bring.

Outside of school, I also play football and Futsal for Ashton Pumas Girls FC, and I am currently club captain. I have such a passion for football, I have achieved many different awards, for example “Parents Player Of The Year” and “Players Player Of The Year”. My proudest moment to date is being accepted onto a football scholarship programme to play competitive football in the USA.

My hard work and resilient attitude is not just shown on the pitch. In school, I have been a student leader for 3 years running. I have also achieved multiple apprentice and graduate Character Pillar Awards and I’m currently working to achieve masters.

As Head Girl of Mossley Hollins I have two main priorities. My first priority is to encourage more girls to play sports at lunchtime and after school, as I think it is important that girls have the same opportunities that the boys do to participate and compete in sporting activities. My second priority is to ensure that there is good communication between the Senior Leadership Team and students. To facilitate this I will set up and organise meetings with Form Ambassadors and our Student Council Ambassadors.

I am really looking forward to the upcoming year and working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, students, staff, parents and the wider community.

Thank you for taking the time to read my introduction, I hope that Dean (Head Boy) and myself can make you all proud and that collectively we can all work towards making our school even better.

We would like to extend our warmest and most deserved congratulations to the following students on their appointments:

Head BoyDean BottomleyHead GirlMadeleine Crosby
Deputy Head StudentsOliver Wilde Noah Whitfield Finley Buckett Alfie JonesDeputy Head StudentsKalia Delaney-Green Taylor Williams Nieve Walne Tracy Ojeaburu Courtney Hampson
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Ashton-Under-Lyne OL5 9DP
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