Holy Family Catholic Academy is a ‘good school’, ‘standards are increasing rapidly’ and the ‘academy makes a strong contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students’ – OFSTED June 2015 Ofsted June 2015

Welcome to Holy Family Catholic Academy


Holy Family Catholic Academy (HFCA) is a small, expanding, inclusive secondary school which places the student at the heart of our provision. Our Catholic ethos set us apart from other schools locally. We are proud that all our staff knows every student, we offer small class sizes and an inclusive pastoral ‘wrap-around’ care for all our students.

Since opening in September 2013, HFCA has been rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED in all 4 inspection categories. To have secured a ‘Good’ OFSTED rating within 20 months of opening, this represents a pace of improvement that is unprecedented locally.

HFCA has outstanding facilities and industry links for Engineering. As a pioneering member of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering). We champion girl’s achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

Our established excellence in Performing Arts saw us crowned as 2014 national champions in the prestigious Performing Arts competition the ‘Global Rock Challenge’. We are firmly established as a Premier League School for Performing Arts.

Not only do parents choose HFCA with the knowledge that their child is known, valued and cared for, we set and meet the most aspirational academic targets for our students. For example we significantly increased the proportion of students achieving A*/A grades in summer 2015.

I personally tour the academy with visitors and prospective parents on a weekly basis. All visitors are impressed with the quiet and calm atmosphere for learning. If you would like to come and visit the academy please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jason Thurley
Acting Headteacher

‘Standards are increasing rapidly as a result of significant improvements in teaching since the start of the academy’ – OFSTED June 2015.

‘There is good teaching in all subjects’ – OFSTED June 2015.






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2016 GCSE Results

In line with the government’s change to the progress measure in 2016, HFCA is reporting its overall Progress 8 score.


Important information relating to proposed industrial action by the NUT Tuesday 5th July 2016 - Academy open as normal

We have been informed by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) that they will be taking industrial action in the form of a strike on the Tuesday the 5th July 2016.

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