Welcome to the Holy Family School

To increase in wisdom and grace

"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


Welcome to Holy Family Catholic High School, we are a school with a distinct ethos centred upon the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. The dignity of each person is at the heart of Catholic teaching; every student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents; our aim is to ensure that these are all developed to their full potential. We look for excellence in all aspects of learning and we expect high standards of achievement from all members of the community.

We lead and innovate to make learning fun, challenging and distinctive. The relationships between teachers, students and parents are fundamental to the success of the school. Working together we ensure that students enjoy their time at Holy Family, make outstanding progress and leave us as responsible, well-qualified, mature young people; ready to make a valued contribution to society.

I believe HFS is a truly excellent school; it is a place where staff are proud to work, a place which Governors and parents are proud to support and a school to which students are proud to belong. I hope you find our website informative.

We are looking to present a window into the life of the school, an opportunity to share information and to celebrate our students and their successes. If you are a prospective parent, we would like to invite you to visit our school to form your own judgement. Please contact Mrs J Lemm who will be happy to arrange this for you. Thank you for your interest in our school.

Lee Ormsby




2015 Eurofest Winners!

Eurofest, a language competition run by Selby College for North Yorkshire schools was attended by 20 of our Year 8 students on Thursday 25th June. Students sold a variety of products, designed and made by themselves, including: petits fours, calendars, cupcakes and layered jelly in champagne flutes. The aim was for students to speak in the target language and sell their products. We are very proud to announce that we won the competition against 3 other schools for best overall use of language. This is the second year we have won this award and the students have once again done themselves and the school proud! Well done!


Physics Olympics

Four Year 8 pupils, Jessica Martin, Amy Lowe and Lucy and Charlotte Ross represented Holy Family at the Physics Olympics at St. Peter's School in York.  The team faced five events that challenged their practical, problem solving skills.  The girls performed admirably beating many private and grammar schools from across the region.  Well done girls!


Smallpiece Trust STEM event

60 Year 9 pupils competed against each other in teams of four to design, build and race a solar powered car. The pupils had to draw on skills taught in their Science and Technology lessons to produce a vehicle that was solely powered by the Sun.  The morning proved to be very successful and enjoyed by all.