As you will see the school has been judged as good with outstanding features. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the Staff, teaching and support and our Governors who have worked tirelessly to achieve this realistic outcome under the New Framework.
The inspection team enjoyed visiting the school and were very impressed by the children who are specifically mentioned in the report “Pupils display impeccable manners without any adult prompting…” and whilst they were in lessons their attitude to learning was also praised, “Pupils want to learn new things and relish the opportunities that teachers provide for them to learn in a variety of ways.”
The inspection team acknowledged the huge amount of work done by the senior leaders of the school and the outstanding governance which supports them.
“Governance is outstanding. Governors provide outstanding support and challenge to school leaders because they are extremely knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of the school.” Such essential support and challenge allows the school to evaluate itself accurately allowing further improvements to be made. “The headteacher, senior leaders and governors have a clear vision for the school based on an accurate view of its strengths and weaknesses.” The Governors were particularly pleased with the feedback of our Headteacher, “The New Headteacher has successfully maintained the strengths of the school” and “He is leading the school with dedication and enthusiasm. “the inspectors felt excited about the future potential of the school.
The inspection also identified the “good subject knowledge” of all the teachers and that the quality of teaching is consistently good and in many cases better “The overall quality of teaching is good and there are some aspects that are outstanding” with an exciting curriculum designed to make to bring the learning alive, “The curriculum provides pupils with a variety of interesting and exciting experiences in a range of subjects”.
In speaking to senior leaders and governors at the end of the inspection, although the Ofsted team described the school as a strong “good” judgement, they have identified a few areas in which the school can make further progress. The Headteacher and Governing body will continue to strive to improve the school still further, to provide our children with an outstanding and exciting education.
We are very proud of all the children for their hard work, excellent behaviour and willingness to do the very best they can and extremely grateful to you, the parents who have always provided that essential support to this very good school.
Below are our most recent Ofsted and Diocesan inspection reports. Please click on the links to open the documents.
If you would like to find out further information about the school, please click on the link below for the Department of Education School Performance Tables
As a Catholic school we are subject to a Section 48 inspection led by the Archdiocese of Birmingham Education Service. The report takes the form of a letter to the school outlining their findings.