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Inspection Outcomes

Our most RE inspection in February 2019 said that...

  • The newly appointed headteacher provides exceptional leadership of the Catholic Life of the school. She inspires the whole community to live out the school’s mission. As a result, all of the staff and governors are deeply committed to improving the Catholic Life of the school.
  • The development of Catholic Life, Religious Education and Collective Worship is given the highest priority by the school’s leaders. It is at the forefront of all development, including the school improvement plan and staff performance management.
  • The commitment of the parish priest and the headteacher ensure that the school and parish work very well together for the benefit of all.
  • Pupils enter the school with a very limited knowledge in Religious Education but quickly make good progress. Consistently effective teaching means that pupils leave the school with a sound understanding of the Catholic Faith. They understand how their learning influences the way they should live their lives.
  • The entire life of the school is built on a secure foundation of prayer. This allows pupils, staff and parents to experience increasingly meaningful Collective Worship.

Our most recent Ofsted in February 2024 said that....  

  • The school is a haven of calm at the heart of its local community.
  • Leaders have created a friendly and welcoming place for pupils to live out the school’s ethos.
  • Pupils feel safe and are highly positive about their experiences.
  • Wider opportunities for pupils in the school and beyond are plentiful. This includes a variety of lunchtime and after-school clubs, as well as representing the school in a range of sporting activities.
  • The school has high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.
  • Pupils are keen to do well in all aspects of school life. They are calm in classrooms and are considerate in their conversations with each other.
  • High ambition for all, particularly pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), is a golden thread through the curriculum.
  • The school is determined that every pupil will learn to read, regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
  • Leaders at all levels are aware of what the school needs to improve. They are relentless and reflective in their drive for improvement.

 Our most recent Quality Mark in March 2022 said that....

  • The building is used creatively so that all available teaching spaces are maximised.
  • The outdoor learning environment creates a stimulating learning environment for the Early Years.
  • The school has a positive ethos and friendly atmosphere.
  • The school functions in a calm and ordered manner, where learning is fun for the pupils.
  • The approach to mathematics, English and the wider curriculum opportunities offered to the pupils are a key strength
  • Intervention programmes that have taken place have had a positive impact upon learning.