WELCOME TO HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and I hope that the information contained within this website will assist you.
Holy Family is a school where we all work together to give the best possible start in school life for each child. Our Mission Statement below is at the heart of all we do.
‘Living, Loving and Learning Together’
We learn this in sign language so that even our very youngest pupils can understand what is important to us as a school, and what an important part they play.
As a Catholic school we place God at the centre of our lives, and we delight in the achievements of our pupils, however big or small. We take pride in promoting Christian values and principles, and helping pupils to realise that they are unique and special.
Criteria for Catholic Practice
If you would like your child to attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School, please see full details of our admission arrangements.
All applications are welcome.
Applications for a place in our Early Years Foundation Stage for a September start, need to be made to Essex County Council. You will need to liaise directly with Essex. As well as applying to Essex you will need to provide the following (where applicable)
- A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
- A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate
- A Certificate of Catholic Practice
-A Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
These documents must be supplied to the school by the deadline. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all documents are complete and submitted. Any missing or post deadline submissions will affect the ranking of the application.
For applicants who are catholic in faith
The Catholic Certificate of Practice (CCP) will only be available from your Parish Priest. Please see him directly. This form MUST be returned to Holy Family School by the deadline stated in our letter. The CCP is essential as it allows us to correctly prioritise applications in line with our admissions policy, as do the Baptismal certificates.
Please ensure that only current forms are used for both the Catholic Certificate of Practice and the Supplementary Information Form (SIF). See 2022 SIF above with the Admissions policy..
The SIF and CCP must reach the school office by the deadline stated in our letter.
For applicants who are Christian in faith
Please obtain a letter from your minister of faith supporting your application to Holy Family and submit it to the school office, along with the Supplementary Information Form (SIF), and any baptismal certificates by the date stated in the letter we will send to you. A supporting letter from the Minister of Faith is essential and it helps the ranking of the application.
For applicants who are of other faiths
Please obtain a letter from your minister of faith supporting your application to Holy Family, and submit it to the school office along with the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) by the date stated in the letter we will send to you. A supporting letter from the Minister of Faith is essential and it helps the ranking of the application.
For all other applicants
Please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below and return it to our school office by the stated deadline. Any letter that you write to support your application should also be submitted to us with your SIF.
All mid year admissions applications need to be made directly to Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Mrs Buet, our Admissions Officer, can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
A Supplementary Information Form for mid-year applications can be found below.
Please supply this form with a copy of Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate and Certificate of Catholic Practice if applicable. This will enable us to determine ranked admission for our waiting list.
We warmly welcome visits to our school. Your son/daughter is most welcome to come too.
Our EYFS Rationale
Admissions for September 2022
Please have a look at the current Foundation class webpage to see typical daily life at Holy Family.