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The curriculum is defined as the total experience of a young person while at school.  We are proud of our curriculum at Holy Family, which we believe meets all statutory requirements and reflects our Catholic ethos and mission.  Our curriculum starts with the belief that everyone is uniquely created by God and of equal value.  Education therefore must enable our young people to develop their God-given talents, so that they can lead a fulfilled life and contribute fully to the common good.


  • The curriculum is the vehicle through which the school strives to fulfil its Mission Statement. The curriculum aims to
  • Teach the beliefs, doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Encourage the development of moral values, along with respect and tolerance of other religions, races and cultures.
  • Provide the satisfaction of achievement to all students and to develop a sense of vocation.
  • Enable all to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  • Enable all to develop knowledge and skills needed for them to function effectively in and contribute to society.
  • Enable all to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally, applying themselves with resilience.


We take into account a clear set of principles when we develop the curriculum. These principles ensure our curriculum plan will:

  • Show due regard for statutory requirements
  • Be tailored to the individual needs of students.
  • Enable all young people to become successful learners
  • Allow for personalisation and choice within a structured support system at KS4, with the development of impartial Information Advice and Guidance (IAG).
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom.
  • Our curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge developed in our partner primary schools. As prescribed by the national Curriculum, the work of Holy Family follows two key stages up to the age of 16.