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The holy family catholic school was built in 1963, started taking pupils in 1964 and the official opening was may 1965.

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The holy family catholic school was built in 1963, started taking pupils in 1964 and the official opening was may 1965.

The school was opened to provide catholic schooling for the local community. Bradford was the location of secondary schools. Holy Family school began as a secondary modern; students took their 13+ exams and then went on to Bradford grammar.

The site was originally a farm, the main buildings of the school were the main block and the practical block but by the end of the 1960s the Ryan block was built as more students were being taken in and they stayed on for longer. When the school first opened the students would leave at the age of 14 but now they stayed on till 16. When the sixth form was introduced the bungalow was built. Before the bungalow was built the building there were the farm building. The trees and buildings around the bungalow today are original.

In September 1999 the school acquired a language college status under the DFEE technology college initiative. As a result there is much

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