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Inspections

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Ofsted Interim Inspection

In a letter dated 12 July 2010 we were informed that Ofsted's interim inspection shows that our 'outstanding' performance has been sustained and that our next full inspection can be deferred.

Our next inspection will therefore not take place any earlier than September 2011.

For more information read the letter from Ofsted here:

Ofsted Inspection 2007

Our last full Ofsted inspection was in June 2007, when we were delighted to be judged as 'an Outstanding School'.

We are delighted that Ofsted reported:

  • The school is outstanding in its effectiveness. Every pupil is valued and encouraged to reach for their best.
  • Expectations are high amongst all staff and the pupils. Work is extremely well matched to pupils' needs.
  • Leadership and management are outstanding.
  • Teaching and learning are outstanding.
  • The personal development of the pupils is first rate. There is complete racial harmony in school and behaviour is superb.
  • The school has an enviable tradition of outstanding achievement and well above average standards.
  • The pupils recognise the high quality of teaching in the school. They are unanimous in their opinion that lessons are often inspirational in giving them opportunities to discover new things and learn a lot.

You can read the full report below:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

 

Religious Education Inspection

In May 2013 we had a Religious Education Inspection by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The inspector judged that our school had remained outstanding since our previous RE inspection in June 2007 and noted how the school has continued to improve.

Below you can see some comments from the inspection report:

  • The Catholic ethos is very obvious in all of the school's work.
  • The children are proud to be part of a Catholic community.
  • Parents agree wholeheartedly that there are many opportunities for both children and themselves to be involved in the catholic life of the school.
  • The Governing Body are a supportive and challenging influence within the school community.
  • The school provides an outstanding Catholic life which is greatly appreciated and beneficial to all.
  • The school is rightly proud of the quality of their RE lessons; nothing but good or better is acceptable.
  • Children were enthusiastic and engaged in their learning.
  • A variety of creative teaching styles were used.
  • An outstanding aspect of the school is the extent to which pupils contribute to and benefit from the Catholic Life of the school.
  • These outstanding aspects have been used as exemplars for the purpose of a survey identifying best practice in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

You can read the full report below: