Holy Family School is a voluntary aided school and serves the Parish of Holy Family.
The school, built in 1974, extended in 1976 and again in 1993, is very pleasantly situated, and we are very lucky to have such fabulous grounds and facilities
Headteacher- Mrs M Holden
Deputy Headteacher – Mrs A Dodd
School Bursar / Office Manager – Mrs Courtney-Whiteside
Class Teacher - Mrs Atkinson
Teaching assistants - Mrs Wiles & Miss Kiss
Butterflies Class (Year 1/2)
Class Teacher - Miss Barnes
Teaching assistant - Mrs Disley
Robins Class (Year 3/4)
Class Teachers - Mrs Wilkinson & Mrs Pemberton
Teaching assistant - Mrs Higham
Kingfishers Class (Year 4/5)
Class Teacher - Mrs Dodd (Deputy Headteacher)
Teaching assistants - Mrs Spence & Mrs Lynn
Owls Class (Year 5/6)
Class Teacher – Mrs Derbyshire
Teaching assistant - Mrs Garlick
Miss Sam Coady & Miss Emma Robson
Miss Haines, Mrs Brown and Miss Cowell
Jill Cullen (Contact 01253 957230)
Mrs Eccles is our school SENDCO (Mon, Tues, Thurs) and works with pupils who have specific learning needs.
Mrs Boughey and Mrs Hayes work in a variety of classes to give support to children individually or in small groups wherever the need is required.
As you can see all our classes are mixed-age classes. This is because our school is smaller than the 'average' size school so funding does not allow us to have one teacher for every year group.
Each year we also split our Y1 group. Some children remain in Ladybirds Class and some move into Butterflies Class. We do this because government regulations state that we cannot have more than 30 pupils in classes for Reception, Y1 and Y2 pupils.
To help us to decide which children would benefit most from each class we consider the development of each child individually and look at their social skills and development, their mathematical skills and development, their English skills and development, their ages, their friendship groups and their general characters.It should not be considered that to have been allocated to one class or another is an advantage or a disadvantage. It should also not be considered that to have been allocated to one class or another means that some children are more intelligent than others. Children make progress at different rates at different times throughout their education and we believe that we help them to make the best possible progress which they are capable of.
This is our main consideration when making any decisions about any child - how can we help them to make the best possible progress?
Our recently installed modular classroom also allows us to manage smaller class sizes:
Reception / Year 1 - 28 pupils
Year 1/2 - 27 pupils
Years 3/4 - 25 pupils
Years 4/5 - 25 pupils
Years 5/6 - 24 pupils