Children In Need
We are very proud to introduce our new Newspaper Team.
Please visit our online newspaper to meet the team and keep up to date with news from around school.
Odd Socks Day
We are taking part in Odd Socks Day in support of Anti-bullying Week
We are holding an open morning for parents of children due to start school in September 2019. If anyone is unable to attend but would like to look around our school, please contact the school office to arrange.
Year 4 had a fantastic time at Winchester Roman Fort. They visited some archaeological remains of a Roman road and also a Roman bath house. Some eagle-eyed children managed to spot a Roman footprint on the floor of the bath house and also the Binchester beast! They had lots of fun dressing up as Romans, as well as searching for artefacts in the sand pit and cleaning them using toothbrushes. Later, the children had the chance to make their own Roman-style thumb pot and decorate with engravings.
Classes had a great time learning Judo skills. A qualified Instructor taught the children special holds and moves.
Reception Class Trip
Reception Class had an amazing time on a Gruffalo Adventure day. To begin with they took part in a Gruffalo trail where they found all the characters from the story. They even found the Gruffly himself! They went on a scavenger hunt to find ingredients to make a Gruffalo Crumble. Then during the afternoon the children made mice out of clay. See more pictures from their adventures in the YR Hardwick Park Gallery.
Roald Dahl Day
Everyone had a great day. Children and staff dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl character and took part in different activities throughout the day. See some pictures from the day in our Roald Dahl Gallery.
Year 3 had a great day visiting the BFG Exhibition at Bowes Museum, learning to draw in the style of Quentin Blake using ink pens. They then did some creative writing about the BFG on his adventures at the Museum. See more pictures in the Y3 Bowes Museum Gallery.
Meet Our Head Teacher
Welcome Back To School
We would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the new school year. We would like to say a special welcome to children and families just joining Holy Family School in EYFS, Year 1, Year 4 and Year 5.
Following our recent inspection, we are so proud of our well-earned Ofsted report. Staff and children were really able to show off their learning, brilliant building and amazing talents. Please click here to see our report.
We are also very proud and excited to announce that three of our pupils have each been offered a place at The Dance City Centre for Advanced Training in Newcastle. Following our Dance Team’s performance at the Primary Schools Dance Festival, the whole team were invited to take part in a special dance workshop. It was during this workshop that their talents were ‘spotted’ and the three girls were invited to audition.
This really is a fantastic achievement! The girls were up against talented dancers aged between 10 years – 16 years from around the whole of the North East. After attending an initial audition, those who made it through were invited back for more complex auditions and an interview. Each of the girls were successful in every round and will have the opportunity to begin training in September. We look forward to following their talents and future careers. Very well done and congratulations
Dance Festival Team
Well done to Holy Family Dance Team for their incredible performance at the Darlington Dance Festival which was held at Darlington Hippodrome Theatre. Click here to view and order official photographs from the event.
Everyone had a fun afternoon at Sports Day. Thank you to everyone who came along.
YR Stay & Make
Sports Shirt Fundraising Day
Reception Class Trip
Royal Wedding Celebrations
Year 3 visited The Oriental Museum, Durham. They had the opportunity to study various artifacts and learn about Egyptian traditions. Please see our Year 3 Trip gallery for more pictures.
Our Dance Team recently performed at The Darlington Primary Schools Dance Festival. We are very proud to announce that following their outstanding performance, they have been selected to perform in a special dance event taking place at the Darlington Hippodrome Theatre in July. Organisers of the event were very impressed with our Team. Well done everyone involved. Please see our Dance Festival gallery for some pictures from rehearsals.
We had some incredible designs. Please click here to see more pictures in our gallery.
To see pictures from the event, please click here.
The Holy Family Swimming Team, who competed in the Primary Schools Swimming Gala.
Holy Family Book Day
As World Book Day celebrations had to be postponed, we are very excited to be holding Holy Family Book Day. Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character or character from their favourite book or story. There will be different activities taking place throughout the day in each class.
Coffee & Chat
Our Parents’ evenings have been rearranged for Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th March, 2018. Appointment days and times already issued have been transferred to the new dates.
If you would like to make or change an appointment, please contact the school office, in person, by telephone or email. Details can be found on our contact page.
Coffee & Chat
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 1st March, 2018, children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character or character from a book or story. There will be different activities taking place throughout the day in each class.
On Friday 2nd February, 2018 we had great fun supporting Number Day and raising money for the NSPCC. The children came to school wearing items of clothing with a number on and then spent the day taking part in exciting number activities. After school we had a cake sale on the playground. Thank you to all our families for the generous donations of cakes which raised over £288.00. See our Number Day Gallery for some more images from the day.
Everyone had fun playing in the snow. See more pictures in our Snow Day gallery
Our Reception Class children entertained parents and family members during their outdoor nativity performance. Everyone in the class had a role to play and they all gave a lovely and very confident performance. Well done to everyone involved!
Parents and carers are invited to join us for our Christmas Production. Ticket order forms have been sent home with the children.
Holy Family Christmas Fair
We would like to congratulate one of our Year 6 pupils and member of our KS2 Running Club, who recently competed and won the Under 11 boys title at the British Modern Biathlon Championships in Solihull. This adds to the British Schools Under 10 title he also won in March this year at Crystal Palace.
The KS2 Running Club, which is organised and led by Miss Dove and Mrs McNulty, should feel proud of their involvement. The pupil’s parents thanked staff for the extra Friday evening training which helped him take 8 seconds off his pre-qualifying run times.
His brother, a former pupil, also had success at the same event, finishing 7th in the Under 16 boys event. Well done.
Many congratulations and we look forward to watching your future achievements.
Year 1 Trip To Beamish Museum
Please click here to see more pictures from the trip in our gallery.
Year 5 Trip to Beamish Museum
Please click here to see pictures from their recent trip.
Please click here to see the Spelling Bee gallery.
Children In Need Day
Odd Socks Day
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
Year 6 organised and hosted a fundraising coffee afternoon for parents and families in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The afternoon was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for the donations of wonderful cakes and for attending the event. Please click here to see more pictures from the afternoon.
European Languages Day
To celebrate European Languages Day we had a French Day. Children came to school dressed in the colours of the French flag (red, white and blue). During the day children were taught their lessons in French, they had a French themed school lunch and got to visit a French themed market. Please click here to see our gallery.