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​​​​​Headteacher's Welcome

Mr John Casey BA (Hons), PGCE, MA

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School - an SSAT Leading Edge school and best GCSE Outcomes Award in 2015-16.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is an oversubscribed, high performing, co-educational school of 870 pupils which includes a thriving Sixth Form of 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 2014 the school was designated a high performing school by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust - a "Leading Edge" school.   In 2015, its Value Added figure for this was 1,023,  against a national average of 1,000. This placed the school in the top 17% of schools in England using the Raiseonline measure in that year.  OFSTED outstanding schools typically have a Value Added figure of 1.020.   In recognition of this, the SSAT presented the school with a best GCSE expected outcomes Award in 2016.  Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School has been on the Sunday Times published list of the top 500 state schools in 2013, 2014 and 2015.   Blessed Hugh Faringdon has also been the Reading Secondary School of the Year for Sport in 2014 and in 2015 - in part a recognition of the excellence that exists in rugby at the school - we hold the RFU "Gold" standard and enthusiastically take part in their "All Schools" programme.

​October 13th 2016


Good news

League tables out today confirm BHF in the top 20% of schools with a Progress score of 0.20 – the best of all the non selective schools in Reading.

Head teacher Mr John Casey said "Congratulations to students and staff for all their hard work in 2016 which clearly paid off in such a spectacular fashion.  I am very proud of everyone and these results did not happen by chance - they happened because of the serious effort, determination and commitment of everyone in the school.   Long may this continue".





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