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At the time of his trial in 1539, Blessed Hugh, the last Benedictine Abbot of Reading Abbey, gave witness to the importance of ‘true teaching’. True teaching in faith and true intellectual formation continue to go hand in hand in our school.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is an oversubscribed, high performing, co-educational school of 950 pupils, located in West Reading. The school, which includes a thriving Sixth Form, was graded as “Good” by OFSTED in 2017 and “Outstanding” by the Diocese of Portsmouth in 2018. We were pleased to be the best performing co-educational secondary school in Reading in terms of student progress, in 2019.

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