Holy Family School is a voluntary aided Roman Catholic School, opened by the Sisters of Mercy in 1965. It is situated in Kents Hill Road, South Benfleet, a suburban area of S.E. Essex and backs onto an area of extensive countryside. There are good facilities for shopping and convenient rail and bus links to Southend, Basildon and London. The school is within easy reach of the A13, A127 and A130.
The school is divided into seven classes and staffed by a Headteacher, a Deputy Headteacher, a SENCO (3 days per week), six full time teachers, two part-time teachers and seventeen teaching assistants. There is an Early Learning Centre on site catering for 3—4 year olds. This setting is overseen by the governors of the school, although it has its own admissions code. Attendance at the ELC does not form any part of the school’s admission code.
The school has a fully equipped P.E. hall, a kitchen where meals are prepared daily, a large field used for play and games and a heated outdoor swimming pool. A qualified instructor is employed part-time for swimming instruction. Parents are requested to make a donation towards swimming pool costs.
At age eleven, the children may move on to either of the two Catholic Schools in Southend, St. Thomas More High School for the boys or St. Bernard’s High School for the girls, selective schools in Southend or local comprehensives.
Close links are maintained between Church and School. Our priests celebrate whole school Masses regularly. They also celebrate liturgical and reconciliation services at appropriate times during the year and make frequent visits to the school. In the summer term, children from Key Stage 2 occasionally walk to morning Mass at Holy Family Church. At least twice termly, Sunday (10.00am) Mass at Holy Family Church is designated as a school/family Mass and we would encourage all families to support these occasions.
We aim to keep the presence of Christ before us in all our activities, to educate the children to their full potential in the light of the Gospel and to build up the Parish Community.