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
Mrs Eccles is our school SENDCO (Mon, Tues, Thurs) and works with pupils who have specific learning needs.
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. We have this year made the decision to split our KS1 classes into individual year groups due to growing numbers. With our new classroom being built this means this can become a permanent feature.
Each year we also split our Y1 group, which has continued in the afternoon this year. 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?