Dear young people, do not be mediocre.  The Christian life challenges us with great ideals.'  Pope Francis


As a Catholic school, 10% of our teaching and learning time is dedicated to learning about our faith as well as the other world religions. Religion lessons and opportunities for prayer and worship are used to help the children understand their uniqueness and their role within God's family.

We follow a core programme called 'Come & See, as well as teaching the children about Catholic Social Teaching through Caritas in Action and Cafod Universal Church units.

Click here to learn more about how you can support your child at home in the RE curriculum.


SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cutural Education)

The fundamental role of our work is to imbue in our children their value, worth and uniqueness as children of God. They were created to be great and through their time and shared experiences at Holy Family, we will work to make sure that they have every opportunity to achieve that greatness.

Through assemblies, opportunities for collective worship, relationships, pupil voice, themed weeks and community events we will promote and support values important to us such as tolerance and respect, personal freedom and liberty, equality of opportunity and democracy. By following Christ's example of loving one another and promoting forgiveness and fairness, we work hard daily to ensure that this is the experience of anybody who visits our school.

The Sacramental Programme 2020 - 2021

School & Parish work together in delivering the Sacramental Programme each year. As a Catholic school, this is of great importance to us and with the support from parents and families, children are equipped and prepared for a life of faith and commitment to Christ.

Parents with children in Year 3 or above are able to enrol their children on the Sacramental Programme. This runs for the full academic year and is led and delivered by Catechists from Holy Family Church. The Sacraments of Initiation are received by children on the programme. The Sacraments are; Reconciliation & First Holy Communion. 
This year, parents wishing their children to undertake the programme in 2020 - 21 must contact Sacred Heart Church (01706 645603) or Mrs Tina Nightingale, lead catechist, at school on 01706 640480.  Due to the Covid 19 regulations and the suspension of Masses and services in places of worship, the programme will be run differently and only begin after Christmas.  Children will receive the Sacraments of Initiation in much smaller groups and with fewer people involved but all of these will be delivered with the children's understanding and faith journey in mind. 
Parents are expected to demonstrate their commitment to the faith and Parish by being regular attenders at Mass each weekend. It is of vital importance that the children develop a clear understanding of their faith and its practice through regular Church attendance and thereby develop an understanding of the Eucharist.
Dates of meetings and presentation Masses are shared with parents via the weekly Church newsletter, ParentApp, Facebook and regular weekly school newsletters.

Prayer Life of our School