The Holy Family Catholic High School is a small, oversubscribed and genuinely inclusive secondary school located in Carlton, North Yorkshire. Our aim is to provide an outstanding education for all children irrespective of background or prior attainment.
We are proud of our Catholic ethos which we believe, sets us apart from other schools locally. 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. The school is much more than a family in name and is recognised widely as a warm and caring community where each pupil is recognised and valued as an individual and nurtured to achieve their full potential.
We encourage all our students to use their God-given talents to be the best they can be and as a result, pupils leave with the qualifications, key skills and attributes they need to not only prosper personally but also, contribute to society and to the common good.
The school houses a Local Authority Enhanced Mainstream Provision (EMP) that supports children with communication and interaction difficulties. The school is rightly proud of the strong reputation it holds locally for the quality of its SEND provision.
I joined the school as Headteacher in September 2016. I am very aware that I am introducing myself to you as the third Headteacher in as many years and would like to reassure you of my commitment to the school. I applied for the post of Headteacher at The Holy Family Catholic High School because it offered an exciting, long term opportunity of Headship in a school that is ambitious to be outstanding, and as such it is my intention to provide stability and continuity for all members of the school community over the coming years.
This year we have begun in earnest our improvement journey towards outstanding, and whilst we are committed to achieving this ambition on behalf of all our pupils we are not complacent. There is still work to be done and there are challenges ahead but we will respond to these challenges directly, without compromise and in the knowledge and love of God.
'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.'
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.
Mrs Louise Wilson
GCSE and equivalent outcomes 2017
Holy Family Catholic High School is delighted to report strong improvement in GCSE and equivalent outcomes in 2017.
Despite changes to GCSE grading in English Language, English Literature and maths, the pupils of Holy Family Catholic High School have achieved a very pleasing set of results overall. The proportion of pupils achieving the new grade 9 is particularly encouraging and is well above the proportion achieving the highest grade nationally in both English Language and maths.
Whilst the changes make comparisons with previous years difficult I am delighted to report strong improvement across a range of indicators compared with nationally reported figures in 2017.
A full commentary on the 2017 outcomes will be posted under the Information tab on our website in due course.
There is the North Yorkshire Youth Commission online survey live at www.northyorksyc.co.uk this will run until the end of the year and the NYYCs ambition is to achieve 1,000 responses from a wide demographic across North Yorkshire. The NYYC would be grateful for your support in promoting this survey.