Inspections

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Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in November 2018, when the school was judged to require improvements.

Some strengths noted in the report include:

  • Pupils are keen, enthusiastic learners. They are polite, respectful and welcoming to all.
  • Pupils say that they are happy, feel safe and are well looked after. The majority of parents and carers agree.
  • Pupils achieve well in phonics and reading. As a result of better teaching, outcomes in mathematics are improving.
  • A wide range of curriculum experiences, including those beyond lessons, help to ensure that pupils enjoy school and attend regularly.

You can read our Ofsted inspection reports below:

Parent View

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Religious Inspection

Our last Religious (Section 48) Inspection was in July 2019, when we were judged to be a good Catholic school overall.

Summary of the key findings for parents and pupils: this is a good Catholic school because:

  • The mission of the school, following the words of Blessed John Henry Newman, ‘Shine as to be a light to others,’ is known and understood by pupils, staff and governors. It directs their thoughts and actions in all areas of school life.
  • Staff and governors ensure that pupils learn and grow in a nurturing and caring environment, where they are valued and developed spiritually and morally.
  • The support of the priest chaplain has a profound effect on the Catholic Life of the school community. His living witness of faith in Jesus Christ is an inspiration to pupils and staff.
  • Religious Education is appreciated by pupils and staff as an important subject. Pupils are generally very interested in their work and have a good subject knowledge. They understand that their learning in Religious Education influences the way that they should live.
  • Collective Worship is a cherished and regular part of school life. Meaningful and varied experiences of prayer are planned and provided by staff, the priest chaplain and, increasingly, by pupils.

You can read the full report below: