Welcome to our school website

Blessed Thomas Holford is an exceptional school with a strong desire for success. We are proud of our Catholic ethos, care and support for pupils.

  • Our June 2013 Ofsted report judged the school to be outstanding in every area for the second time.  We are one of a select group of schools to have been judged by Ofsted as outstanding in every area of school life twice in succession.
  • Our new Sixth Form delivered its first set of A Level results in 2013 and we are very proud to have achieved a 100% pass rate with 47% A*-B grades.
  • Our GCSE results are equally outstanding with 85% achieving 5+ A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics – results that are among the best in the country.
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See our results compared to schools nationally.
Blessed Thomas Holford is in the top category for overall results, English, Mathematics and Science.

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Our success is based on ensuring every child is known, high expectations of everything we do and a relentless focus on outstanding teaching.  Not surprisingly, our academic results and standards have ensured the school has been highly popular with parents for a number of years and the school is significantly oversubscribed every year with a waiting list for places.

We have very high expectations of our Sixth Form students and provide considerable guidance and support to ensure they get in to the best universities in the country. Over the next few years we hope to fulfil our mission of Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Above all we expect a great deal of hard work from our pupils and know everything derives from this one important quality. From the moment a pupil enters our school we want them to feel a sense of achievement and belonging as this is very important to their future success and well being as learners and as people.

As you look through this website I hope you will get a flavour of the ambitious, forward looking, successful and happy community that is Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College.

J Cornally

National Leader in Education