Open Evening 2023

Our Open Evening for 2024/2025 admissions was held on Thursday 28th September.

If you were unable to attend please book onto one of our Open Mornings throughout October to come and see our school in action.

You can book a timeslot by clicking here or scanning the code below. Spaces are limited, please book one slot per family. 

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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.


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.

The school’s Catholic ethos and ASPIRE values underpin all that we do. We are a member of the Aquinas Trust of Catholic Schools in Waltham Forest and work closely with our partner primary schools to provide the best possible Catholic education for all our young people. We are inspired by the words of St Oscar Romero: “Aspire not to have more, but to be more”.

We aim to educate the whole person, to develop each student’s academic potential as well as nurturing their creativity, spirituality, character and resilience. 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, both in their school, and in their wider community.

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 210 students into Year 7 for the academic year 2024/2025.

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

Admissions Policy 

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

How to Apply Online - eAdmissions Guide



For our Sixth Form Prospectus and Admissions please click here.