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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.





Alena - Spring Term 2022 Winner 



Alena is our worthy winner of the Moran Trophy and is also the youngest person to ever win this award. The progress Alena has made so far during her time at Holy Family is absolutely phenomenal, both academically and socially. When Alena first started with us she only knew a few words of English yet despite this initial setback, Alena strives to achieve personal excellence every day and has shown great determination and perseverance. Watching Alena’s confidence grow as she has become more familiar with the English language has been wonderful. She is eager to learn and will frequently ask questions to deepen her understanding, especially when she discovers new vocabulary. When completing work, Alena always takes great care to ensure it is of the highest possible standard and she has created some amazing pieces of work using beautiful handwriting and detailed illustrations. Alena is also an extremely kind friend to everyone in our class. If she notices someone is alone, she will invite them to play with her, if they are upset, she will comfort them and if they are finding something tricky, she is always the first person ready to help them by demonstrating what to do. Alena has beautiful manners and always tries her best in everything that she does. She always comes to school with a huge smile on her face and brightens everyone’s day and I know she is going to continue to make outstanding progress and achieve her full potential. Well done Alena!


Miss Kelly - April 2022



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)