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The Moran Trophy

'Catholic schools are established by the Church for Catholic children and young people, who, through baptism, have a right to an education in the Catholic faith. Catholic schools in their various forms are built on the foundations laid by previous generations of parents and clergy. We have inhertited this rich tradition of Catholic schools from them and are committed to handing it on to future generations.'


Our Catholic Schools - Their Identity and Purpose


The Moran Trophy is awarded termly to a child in the school that has made outstanding progress.


The trophy is named after the Moran family.


Tommy Moran became an 'observer' on the Governing Body in 2012. He then went onto become a Foundation Governor. He was part of the first Governing Body. He worked tirelessly in those early days and helped to build the foundations of this wonderful school. In his time on the Governing Body, he was part of the panel that appointed Mrs Rutherford, our first ever Deputy Headteacher and Mr Doherty as Headteacher.


Abigail, his daughter, joined with the first intake of children in September 2012. One of our founder children, the reason for our being. Beth then joined in 2014 and Meghan followed in 2015 – a ‘Holy Family’ family!

Sarah helped set up the initial PSA in Oct 2012 as Vice Chair. Sadly, this ceased in 2013 but as fundraising still needed to be done it got done through Sarah’s determination and considerable hard work. She was then asked to restart the Friends of Holy Family Association again a year later and was Chair until Easter 2017.

This trophy is to be a termly reminder of the commitment made by the Moran family - a commitment to make Holy Family School an outstanding Catholic school, a jewel within the community.


They Moran family have moved on and they have handed the baton onto all of us - children, parents, staff and governors.





Dion - Spring Term 2024 Winner 






I am so delighted to present the Moran trophy to this child this morning. The Moran trophy is for a child who has made exceptional progress and this child has done that and more so. How far they have progressed in reading, writing and maths is remarkable and when I show their work to Mr Doherty, Mrs Rutherford and their past teachers, everyone is equally as impressed as me.


Entering into Year 4, this child was a bit reluctant to share answers and ideas in class. Fast forward two terms and he is answering questions in all lessons, sharing his great ideas in group discussions and the quality of the work he has produced has increased massively. If you walk into our 4 Damien classroom, you will see this child working extremely hard, independently and striving to progress and because of their hard work and dedication, they are excelling. Progress does not happen by magic, it requires hard work and his determination and resilience is truly remarkable and an example to all of us.


To say this child has excelled is an understatement and he should be so incredibly proud of his achievements because he would not be receiving this trophy this morning if it was not for his hard work, at school and at home, and his incredible attitude to learning. He came into Year 4, believed he could achieve excellence and did it. I am incredibly proud of him, his family are so proud of him and all the adults in our school are proud of him. Now I can’t wait to see what he will go on to achieve in the summer term as I know this is just the beginning. So the child I would like to present the Moran trophy to this morning is … Dion.


Miss McDaid - Year 4 Teacher

March 2024







Summer Term 2017 - Archie (Year 2)


Autumn Term 2017 - Ben (Year 2)


Spring Term 2018 - Pinelope (Year 5)


Summer Term 2018 - Charlie (Year 1)


Autumn Term 2018 - Ali (Year 6)


Spring Term 2019 - Nevayah (Year 3)


Summer Term 2019 - Gina (Year 4)


Autumn Term 2019 - Lizzie (Year 5)


Spring Term 2020 - George (Year 3) 


Autumn Term 2020 - Orla (Year 6)


Spring Term 2021 - Paria (Year 6)


Summer Term 2021 - Elliot (Year 6)


Autumn Term 2021 - Jojo (Year 4)


Spring Term 2022 - Alena (Reception) 


Summer Term 2022 - Hannah (Year 4)


Autumn Term 2022 - Sade (Year 6) 


Spring Term 2023 - Luigi (Year 4)


Summer Term 2023 - Oliwier (Year 6)


Autumn Term 2023 - Maika (Year 6) 


Spring Term 2024 - Dion (Year 4)