About Us

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, who is also the SENCO, teachers and teaching assistants. There is a Nursery on site catering for 3—4 year olds.

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 Churchq. 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.

Mission statement

“United in God’s love through learning and play we nurture hearts and minds as we welcome all into our family.

The School Badge

The Holy Family School Badge is actually the Mercy Shield which has been a symbol of mercy since the thirteenth century. 

The red bars symbolise courage; the white cross symbolises purity. 

The Mercy Shield was adopted by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy founded by Mother Catherine McAuley in 1831.