The Holy Family Catholic School
Bradford, United Kingdom
About The Holy Family Catholic School
The Holy Family Catholic School is a mixed, secondary comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Keighley, West Yorkshire. It is a voluntary aided state school that forms part of the Diocese of Leeds. It has 12 specialist provision areas onsite, with a designated area but integrated into the school. An average sized secondary school, the school will provide 989 places for secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 11-18, when fully subscribed.
The school first started taking in students in September 1964, and officially opened the following May. The school celebrated its “Golden Jubilee” with events throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
Values and Vision
The Holy Family bases itself on three basic principles – awakening minds with its strong focus on the school faith, achieving dreams through hard work towards a high quality of curriculum and serving others as strong upholders of Catholic values. It aims to be a school that mixes the best of old and new, basing itself on traditional values while giving its learners an education that is current and relevant to 21st century Britain.
“Leaders and governors have worked very effectively to create a coherent and mutually respectful school community. Pupils are happy and proud of their school and the way it supports them. Behaviour is good and those pupils who find the high expectations at the school challenging are well and effectively supported by committed and knowledgeable staff. Senior leaders have now put in place systems to address the variability in the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes.”