Diocesan Inspection Report

St Mary’s is an Outstanding Catholic School because:


‘SpiritCESuality and prayer are firmly embedded throughout the school community, the sense of reverence and reflection that is practised by pupils, staff and governors is wonderful.’ 

‘Pupils act with a sense of responsibility, know the importance of making choices based on Catholic values, respect their differences and behave impeccably.’ 

‘Pupils, staff and governors in St Mary’s appreciate and value its Catholic Life, participating with enthusiasm and pride in its many liturgies and celebrations.’ 

‘How well pupils achieve and enjoy their learning in Religious Education is outstanding.’

Pupils show great pride and respect for their written work which is evident from their beautiful Religious Education books which show coverage, breadth and a variety of recorded activities.’   

‘Parents expressed overwhelming support for the school’s work, as one stated: ‘’The value of the education at St Mary’s is priceless.  Our children are surrounded by caring educators who help them to be drawn to Christ.’’ ‘

‘The knowledgeable and effective Governing Body has an excellent understanding of St Mary’s.’

‘The Religious Education Leader has excellent knowledge; is passionate and has committed spiritual purpose.’

‘The Headteacher works tirelessly to achieve her vision of high quality child-centred learning, steeped in the spiritual atmosphere of Catholic Life and Church Teachings.’

‘High quality leadership underpins the success of St Mary’s; it ensures that the Catholic ethos is reflected in all aspects of school life.’ 


Diocesan Inspection Report November 2017