Together we step out in faith, weathering the storms that may challenge us, confident that Christ is with us and united as a holy family.

‘Together we step out in faith, weathering the storms that may challenge us, confident that Christ is with us and united as a holy family.

"A family in every sense of the word"

"Good in every aspect"


We nurture, motivate & raise aspirations.

Welcome to the Holy Family School

To Increase in wisdom and grace


Supportive and caring


Headteacher’s Welcome

headtecherWelcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to find out more about us. Holy Family Catholic High School is an outstanding Catholic secondary school that was graded ‘good’ for overall effectiveness in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

We are a small and inclusive secondary school located in Carlton, North Yorkshire.Our Catholic ethos sets us apart from other schools locally.

At Holy Family our mission is to help all pupils ‘to increase in wisdom and grace’ by working in genuine partnership with parents and carers to provide an outstanding education for all pupils that allows each one of them to achieve their potential academically, develop personally and grow spiritually. Every pupil is recognised and valued as an individual and as Head Teacher I am committed to ensuring that no child in my care is left behind.  

We encourage all our students to use their God-given talents to be the best they can be and as a result of our outstanding personalised support and high quality of teaching, our pupils leave with the qualifications, key skills and attributes they need to not only prosper personally but also, contribute to society and the common good.

If you'd like to find out more about us or come for a look around, please do get in touch.

I look forward to welcoming you personally to Holy Family.

Louise Wilson


Holy Family Highlights - 22nd of September 2016

James Simpson, 8 Beautmont

James ran in the Junior Great North Run (a distance of 2.5 miles) last weekend. He ran for a children’s cancer charity called Toma Fund, a charity which supports children, teenagers, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been affected by a diagnosis of childhood cancer.

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Year 7 Mass of Welcome

This will take place in the School Hall, commencing at 7.00pm on Thursday, 29 September. A letter was sent home with pupils on 15 September. Please request a copy if you haven’t received this. We hope that all year 7 pupils and their families will be able to attend.

Changes to Heads of Year

Please note that the Heads of Years for this year are as follows:

Head of Year 7         Mrs Neal

Head of Year 8         Mr J Wadsworth

Head of Year 9         Mr D Cooper

Head of Year 10       Mrs J Garbutt

Head of Year 11       Mr D Devlin

Prom 2016

Our Year 11 leavers’ prom took place on Thursday evening at Carlton Towers providing students with an opportunity to celebrate their time at Holy Family High School with their peers and teachers. The event was deemed very successful and enjoyed by all who attended.

Read more: Prom 2016

Eurofest 2016

20 Year 8 students participated in Eurofest, which is a languages competition for local schools, where stands must sell products (of their own making) to businesses. Students also must create a ‘Tourist Office’ and inform buyers of what there is in the local area and directions on how to get there. Students were then given an opportunity to experience more languages such as Russian, Swedish, Portuguese and Italian. We had a successful day, winning ‘Best Overall School’ and ‘Best Overall Tourist Stand’. The students should be very proud of themselves. Congratulations to all the students involved!

Read more: Eurofest 2016

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