ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

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OFSTED AND RE INSPECTIONS                   

OFSTED said....

This is a good school.  

  • The school is a happy and vibrant place to be. Staff and pupils are very welcoming and clearly proud of their school.
  • The leadership has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last visit.
  • Parents and carers recognise the effort made to celebrate the unique qualities of every pupil.
  • Pupils have a clear understanding of what is expected of them and are extremely motivated by the curriculum; this has resulted in improved outcomes for pupils and teaching that is consistently good.
  • Pupils of all ages, especially those with special needs and /or disabilities, show extremely high levels of enthusiasm and engagement.
  • Every parent who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, would recommend the school.
  • Pupils value the opportunities to work with staff, who support their social and emotional needs.
  • A particular strength of the school is the promotion of respect and tolerance across a wide range of cultures.
  • Pupils say they feel safe in the school and every parent who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, agreed.

Click here for the November 2018 OFSTED Report                                                                        

The Diocese said...

This is a good Catholic school with some outstanding elements because:  

  • All pupils have opportunities to take on responsibilities and participate in the Catholic life of the school. Some pupils are beginning to help in the process of evaluating the distinctive nature of the school. The work of the Chaplaincy group is a strength of the school.
  • Pupils spiritual and moral development is outstanding.
  • Pupils are motivated to do well and nearly all pupils enjoy their Religious Education lessons.
  • Opportunities are provided for pupils to participate in the prayer life of the school. Most pupils are offered opportunities to lead prayer and worship.
  • Leaders and Governors are committed to the Catholic life of the school and carry out monitoring activities. The close connection between the school and the parish priest (who is the link governor for RE) is a strength of the school.
  • Staff are enthusiastic and skilled, with the majority of teaching seen being at least good.

Click here for the full Diocesan Report April 2014