Welcome, I am delighted to be writing to you as the newly appointed Acting Head teacher of Holy Family Catholic High School. It is a privilege to take up this position after serving the school for three years as the Deputy Head teacher. Mr Michael Fallon has been appointed as Acting Deputy Head teacher and he joins us from St John Fisher in Dewsbury.
This is an exciting time to take on such a role, as I strongly believe that Holy Family continues to be a truly excellent school. Our pastoral care is regarded as exemplary and once again this summer our academic achievements have continued to go from strength to strength. Holy Family 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.
Holy Family Catholic High School, is 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 his or her 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.
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 and as such I hope that you find the content of our website useful.
Our Open Evening is on Thu 24th September from 6pm onwards and if you are a prospective parent, we would like to invite you to visit our school on that evening. We do feel that our pupils are our real strength and if you would like to witness a working day at Holy Family please contact Mrs J Lemm who will be happy to arrange this for you.
I would like to thank you for your interest in our school and I look forward to the possibility of working together in the future.
Today nine pupils went to a STEM challenge at the University of York. Our pupils were brilliant with Jacob Liversidge and Katy Hinken winning the automotive challenge, both receiving a trophy. Congratulations to everyone for attending: Jacob Liversidge, Callum Maeer, Jacob Binns, Ashley Knight, Katy Hinken, Amy Lowe, Charlotte Ross, Lucy Ross and Jessica Martin.
Students from years 7-9, who are making their confirmation in the local parishes were asked to represent Holy Family High School at the Good Shepherd Service. This took place at Leeds Cathedral on Friday 6th May. The service was to mark the charity work which students have taken part in during Lent this year. Funds raised will go to Leeds Catholic Care. Oliver, Jeff and Joe presented the cheque to Bishop Marcus on behalf of Holy Family high School. Bishop Marcus was keen to hear how the students had raised money for charity and spent time discussing fundraising ideas with the students.
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