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Results, 2023

In a year when national attainment declined, we are proud to have bucked the trend at GCSE, where core attainment has improved, as well as seeing our Sixth Form students off to university and other settings, including the Universities of Oxford and Durham. We are proud of our students, and our staff, for their resilience during such a challenging few years, and this year's results are a testimony to their commitment. 

Welcome from the Headmaster

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. What we seek are happy children, flourishing.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is an oversubscribed, high performing, co-educational school of 1018 students, located in West Reading. The school, which includes a thriving Sixth Form, was graded as “Good” by OFSTED in 2017. We have recently been reinspected and eagerly await the opportunity to share our latest (September 2023) report with you, as soon as it is published. We were also pleased to be the best performing co-educational secondary school in Reading in terms of student progress, in 2019.

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