Open Evening & Prospectus

Open Evening 2021

The Holy Family Catholic School Open Evening for Yr 6 parents and pupils is planned for THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2021.

There will be a Headteachers presentation at 6pm and 7pm in the Walthamstow Site school hall. 


 Our website is also full of information about the life of the school, our curriculum, exams results and our Catholic Ethos. We hope you will get a feel for Holy Family through this platform.

This year we are also offering school tours in small groups (max 10 plus guide) by appointment only. These tours will take place at 9.15am on the 30th September, 7th and 15th October 2021, and will give parents an opportunity to see the facilities of the school and to speak with the Headteacher.

If you would like to book a tour please telephone the school office on 0208 520 0482 Ext 202.

Please be advised that only one adult may accompany a Yr 6 pupil. 






Open Evening 2020

See the video below to hear from some of our new year 7s and how they have found their first few weeks at Holy Family.



When students join Holy Family we believe that they start a seven year journey with us, right from year 7 all the way through to year 13. See the video below to hear from two students who have just completed their journey with us and are now heading to Oxford and Cambridge to start their degrees. 


Take a tour of the subjects we deliver at Key Stage 3 and hear all about the topics students will be studying when they join us in year 7. 


Art 0:12 History 8:16 Music 22:37 Technology 35:09 PSHE 49:20
Drama 3:07 Computing & ICT 9:58 PE 24:00 SEN 42:44  
English 5:57 Maths 14:02 RE 27:10 Chaplain 43:27
Geography 7:43 MFL 16:25 Science 32:45 Extra-Curricular 45:34


Brentwood Diocese Catholic Schools Newsletter 2020



Holy Family Catholic School is the only Catholic secondary school in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The school is a mixed, comprehensive, specialist school catering for the needs of boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 19.

Holy Family seeks at all times to foster the growth of students’ understanding and appreciation of their faith.

By naming Holy Family as a preference, it is assumed that parents/carers wish their child to receive a Catholic education and support the aims and ethos of the school as described in the school prospectus. The Governing Body of Holy Family Catholic School intends to admit 240 students into Year 7 for the academic year 2021/2022.

From September 2021 all year 7 students will receive a free Chromebook to aid in their learning. 

If you are a practising Roman Catholic please ask your parish priest for a completed Certificate of Practice. 

Admissions Policy (Year 7 Intake September 2021) 

Click here for a definition of 'Certificate of Catholic Practice'

Click here for a Certificate of Catholic Practice Form

Click here to view the reference form for other Christian Traditions

Waltham Forest Application Documents

Waltham Forest Starting Secondary School 2021

How to Apply Online - eAdmissions Guide

LBWF Application Form (CAF) 


For our Sixth Form Prospectus and Admissions please click here.