Judged ‘Good’ in 2017
[Section 8, Ofsted]
Judged ‘Outstanding’ in 2018
[Section 48, Diocesan inspection]

Latest News

Blessed Hugh Faringon Catholic School is now closed for the majority of pupils due to the Government directive that all schools must close due to COVID-19. Separate arrangements have been made for keyworker and vulnerable students.  At this point in time we have not been given any indication of when the school will reopen. 

Further updates will be placed on our website and sent via Groupcall messages to parents.  Learning will continue remotely via Office 365 and Show My Homework. Pupils will be able to contact their teachers through this platform.

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Welcome to the website of Blessed Hugh Faringdon school!

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 850 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.  The school is outward-focussed, having received the International School Award in 2019. It has been designated a high performing school by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust since 2004. BHF, as we call it, has been on the Sunday Times published list of the top 500 state schools and has also been the Reading Secondary School of the Year for Sport, in part recognising excellence in rugby, where we hold the RFU "Gold" standard and enthusiastically take part in their "All Schools" programme.

At the heart of our school is a belief in the unique, God-given dignity of the individual. Don't just take my word for it - come and see us in action! Call or email for a tour of the school.  I look forward to meeting you.

Simon Uttley

Easter with our Bishop

Follow the Easter Triduum – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter – live from Portsmouth Cathedral
Live streaming from https://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/

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