Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust currently consists of five schools;

  • St John Plessington Catholic College
  • St Mary’s Catholic College
  • Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School
  • St Bernards Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Three of our schools are rated outstanding by Ofsted and are also Teaching Schools and have developed a reputation as schools which can bring about rapid and sustained education improvement. HFCMAT has been developed with the intent to raise standards of achievement for all its students.

“Students’ enjoyment of learning and commitment to their studies are reflected in their above-average attendance and high academic achievement.” – Ofsted


St John Plessington Catholic College


St John Plessington Catholic College is an Outstanding Voluntary Aided Catholic 11-18 College. We serve the population of the Wirral and are oversubscribed in all year groups with 1450 pupils.We have received many accolades over the years including in 2010/2011 the Times Educational Supplement “OUTSTANDING SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR” award.We have achieved the status of a High Performing Specialist School and as a National Support School, a Leading Edge School and as a National Leader of Education we provide service and support to other schools in the local area and the wider region.In May 2013 we received our second Outstanding OFSTED judgement (previously Outstanding in 2007) and was delighted to have been awarded best Mathematics Dept in the Times Educational Supplement awards of 2013.


St Mary’s Catholic College


Our students are the best advertisement for what we achieve at St Mary’s. They will tell you that we are ambitious and we settle for nothing less than the best. This is drawn from our Mission as a Catholic college: “To Love and Serve Christ Within Us All.”


St Bernards RC Primary School


We are very proud of our school and what we offer. St Bernard’s is a place where faith, values, learning & creativity come together as one. We are passionate about new learning and are committed to giving the best experience possible to our children and families. Teachers work hard to create exciting and innovative lessons and you will see more of this on our class blogs.


Our Lady Of Pity Primary School


Welcome to our great school! And a great school it is, not only because of the recognition it receives but because the children at the school achieve great things. I am privileged to be the Principal of a school which has an extraordinary staff team who work seamlessly with massively committed parents. The very high standards we achieve in all areas emerge very naturally from this effective partnership. As with all effective organisations, the school evolves and develops its philosophies and practices over time and continues its never ending quest for child centred education. Please also see the policies that help shape our ideals for more information. Visitors to our school invariably comment on the ethos of the school (“warm and welcoming” and “respectful”) and the manner in which the pupils are engaged in their learning. Our pupils smile a lot even when the very best outcomes are asked of them.


St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School


We are an above average sized, two form Primary school with approximately 400 children on roll, plus an additional 26 places in Nursery. We have a very good staff to pupil ratio, employing teachers, teaching assistants, support staff as well as buying in the services of specialists, for example sports coaches. The School accepts pupils from Nursery through to Year Six before they transfer to secondary education. This means that the children can be with us for a total of eight years, during which time we endeavour to bring out the best in each and every child in terms of their social, educational and physical development. As a Catholic School, Christ is at the center of all we do. Our curriculum, Mission Statement, values and beliefs all flow from this center point of God, so that the children grow, learn, achieve and develop spiritually as well as academically. Please click on the badge below to see our school Mission Statement.


SJP Teaching School Alliance


The SJP Teaching School Alliance covers the North West region. We are a growing alliance of schools whose collaborative and effective partnership is underpinned by our commitment to constantly improve outcomes for all of our children.


Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Welcome to Ignite Teaching School Alliance. Ignite TSA launched in March 2014 and has embarked on an exciting journey to grow and share its own practice and passion for teaching, learning and leadership in schools. Ignite TSA is based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and is currently a large collaborative of 31 primary schools working together to improve outcomes for all our children.


Deep Learning Teaching School Alliance

Deep Learning Teaching School Alliance, designated in March 2014, is formed around the core principles of teaching to mastery as expounded by the most respected educational researchers. Jerome Bruner, pivotal amongst these great pedagogical minds, is central to our approach. Tasked with developing a school-led system of continual improvement, the Deep Learning Alliance works in partnership with other Teaching Schools to offer and develop training, school-based support and research, to benefit all stakeholders, enriching and improving provision and outcomes for children and young people across the North West of England and beyond.

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Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust
Old Chester Road
CH63 7LF
Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516
Email: office@hfcmat.com