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​​​​Headteacher's Welcome

Mr John Casey BA (Hons), PGCE, MA

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School - an SSAT Leading Edge school.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is an oversubscribed, high performing, co-educational school of 860 pupils which includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 130 students. Graded as "Good" by OFSTED in 2012 and "Good with outstanding features" by the Diocese of Portsmouth in 2013, the school is located in West Reading and has been congratulated on its success by Education Ministers. In 2013, 72% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C inc English and Maths and 100% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C. Its Value Added figure for this was 1,043.3, against a national average of 1,000. This placed the school in the top 2% of schools in England using the Raiseonline measure. In November 2013 the Sunday Times published its list of the top 500 state schools and BHF was placed at number 472.

​School Mission Statement


We will encourage all to recognise and develop their full potential.


We will be open and fair in our dealings with others.


We will recognise that each individual is created in the image of God.


We will give all the opportunity to understand their faith and God.


We will learn and teach with enthusiasm, excitement and energy.


We will recognise the individual and provide support for all.


We will provide a safe and secure Christian environment.


We will be a celebratory community accepting and trusting in the will of God.


We will show courtesy and good manners in all that we do.


We value the unconditional acceptance of each individual.


We will be open to our responsibilities and links in the wider community.


We value lives of service, sacrifice and community.



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