Welcome to Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College
Welcome to our school website and to a new school year. We are proud of our Catholic ethos and care and support for pupils. From September 2013 there will be 1080 pupils on roll, including 120 students in the newly established Sixth Form.
Blessed Thomas Holford is an exceptional school with a proud list of achievements:
- 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.
- Over 90% of Year 13 students secured a place to study at university.
- Our GCSE results in 2013 are equally outstanding with 99% of our pupils achieved 5+ A*-C grades and 85% achieving 5+ A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics – results that are among the best in the country.
Our aim in the next two years is that we reach the landmark of 100% pass rate in all areas. The school’s expertise is in great demand and we are proud that the neighbouring schools we have supported have seen a significant rise in their results too.
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. There is a waiting list for places.
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.
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