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 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 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 that year. The GCSE results of 2015 confirm a high Value Added figure of 1.030 and place the school in the top 10%. In November 2013 the Sunday Times published its list of the top 500 state schools and BHF was placed at number 472. The school stayed in this table in 2014 and 2015.