Welcome to our school...

Holy Family Catholic School and Sixth Form, formerly known as the Holy Family Technology College, is a very popular mixed secondary school with around 1150 students aged 11-19. The school’s Catholic ethos underpins all that we do and forms the basis of the Holy Family Way. We are a member of the Federation of Catholic Schools of Waltham Forest and work closely with our feeder primary schools to provide the best possible Catholic education for all our young people.

We aim to educate the whole person, to develop each student’s academic potential as well as nurturing their creativity, spirituality, character and resilience. Most of our students spend seven years with us, leaving the sixth form to start their degree courses at university, or to begin high quality employment. We seek to instil in each of our students the belief that they should have a strong concern for others and that they should seek to do good in their school and in their wider community.

The school has very close partnerships with our parishes and with parents (including through an active PTA) all of which helps to reinforce this Catholic. In school there is a very great emphasis on extra-curricular activities and all students are offered every opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through after school clubs in an array of different fields including sport, music and drama.

The achievements of our students and staff were highly praised in our most recent Ofsted report and the school has won numerous awards for the quality of academic outcomes we achieve. The following extract from that report summarises the main points in our Ofsted report of 2014:

“Pupils’ and students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strong feature of the school’s work. This contributes hugely to the sustained good results at the end of Year 11 and to mature young people in the sixth form.

Teaching over time is mostly good and some of it is outstanding. It is underpinned by a strong approach through which teachers and students share a love of learning and this secures good progress for all learners.

Senior leaders, staff and governors are totally committed to the common goal of providing high quality education.

Pupils behave well, underpinned by a common approach which stresses responsibility and kindness towards others as well as towards oneself.”

We are fortunate to have a thriving sixth form and from September 2015 this will be housed in brand new accommodation. We accept applications to our sixth form from our own Yr 11 students and also from students from other schools across the borough and beyond, who would like to experience their sixth form education in a school based sixth form with a Catholic ethos.

We hope you find our website both informative and interesting. If you have any questions about our school then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dr Andy Stone

Latest News

New Prefect Team

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BT Sports Trip

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Parliamentary Reception

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Ice Hockey Success

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Shining Success

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Student Vs Staff Sport

Before our Easter break, the staff and sixth formers had their annual matches in Netball and Footbal...

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Jack Petchey Winner

Jack Petchey Award Winner Each term we nominate a student to win  the Jack Petchey Award. These are...

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Netball News

Year 8 Netball On Wednesday night, the Holy Family year 8 netball team played two games, utilising t...

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St. Patrick's Party

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Upcoming Events

26th June

Year 10 Exams begin

30th June

Governor' Visit Day

30th June


Our details...
Walthamstow House Site

Years 7,8, 12 and 13.

1 Shernhall Street London E17 3EA

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 0482

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs Lazarus or Mrs Thorogood


Wiseman House Site

Years 9,10 and 11.

34 Shernhall Street London E17 9RT

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 3587

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs McGeehan or Mrs Pike.