Welcome, Ethos and Values


Academy Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to The Holy Family Catholic Primary School, where the children are at the heart of all that we do. We pride ourselves on our warm, friendly and family-orientated atmosphere.


As a Catholic school, we recognise that every child – and every member of our community – is unique and precious to God, and we aim to create an ambitious, supportive atmosphere where everyone can flourish. All our staff work extremely hard to ensure that all our children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Children learn what they live, so it is vital that we give them a wide range of experiences and stimulating learning environments to ensure everyone can develop a love for learning and enjoy being in school.


We have the highest expectations for behaviour at Holy Family, and we value the partnerships we have developed with parents, carers and the local community. Ultimately we endeavour to develop the whole child and prepare each one academically, emotionally and socially to live and succeed in an ever-changing world.


I feel very privileged to lead Holy Family and our exceptionally dedicated team.  It is important to us all that parents and carers feel part of our school too, and always feel welcome. If you would like to visit our lovely school and grounds, please contact our friendly office staff, who will be only too happy to arrange a visit.


Mrs Underhill

Academy Principal







Our Termly Gospel Values

Gospel Values

At Holy Family, we all have an important role in fulfilling the mission of the church. Our six core Gospel Values, chosen by all pupils and adults in the Holy Family ‘family’, underpin our attitudes and beliefs and guide our behaviour.

  • Term 1 – Love
  • Term 2 – Humility
  • Term 3 – Respect
  • Term 4 – Forgiveness
  • Term 5 – Peace
  • Term 6 – Humility & Justice

These values are shared constantly and reinforced through our teaching. Most of these can be said to be ‘human values’ and inclusive for people with different or diverse faiths and also for those with no faith. As a Catholic School, however, we have rooted our values in the Bible. We are living our lives by following the words of God.

Pupils demonstrating and ‘living’ our values in their words and deeds will be rewarded with a ‘Values Champion’ certificate at our weekly Celebration Act of Worship. The awarding of this highlights the importance of each individual’s behaviour and the impact they have throughout the school.

As learning is a lifelong journey, we know that our Gospel Values will guide us along the way.

God said, “You are precious in my eyes and I love you” (Isaiah 43:4)

As God’s precious children, we believe that everyone is of infinite worth to God and that he loves each and every one of us.

Through the parable of “The Lost Sheep” (Matthew 18: 10-14), Jesus teaches us that God searches tirelessly to rescue those in need. Inspired by this, we aim to leave no stone unturned in our efforts to support everyone to grow and flourish in every way.

Our welcome display in our school entrance: individual plants and flowers made by key worker and vulnerable pupils during lockdown

As a school, we use this parable to inspire our ambitions, decisions and actions every day, and Gospel values are at the heart of our inclusive school community.

These models have been made for us by one of our pupil’s grandparents, and are used to retell and reflect on the parable of “The Lost Sheep”, which sits at the heart of our values and ethos

Love Jesus, love learning, love each other.

The Holy Family Catholic Primary School Wider Opening Risk Assessment
Remember we have sports days next week. Parents welcome to attend from 1.30pm via the church gate entrance