Section 48

All Catholic dioceses use Section 48 Inspections (Education Act 2005) to enable the Church to assess systematically the work of Catholic schools. 

The purpose of inspection is to assist the school in its continuing work of self-evaluation through the identification of particular strengths, of areas requiring further improvement, and of progress made since the last inspection.

Our last Section 48 report was in March 2014. The full report can be viewed here.


"The quality of Catholic Education at St. Joseph’s is outstanding in every respect. The Governance and management of the school by the Governing Body is exemplary and the impact is found in the unswerving sense of Catholic mission permeating the school community. The implication of this judgement is that the fundamental qualities and key attributes of this outstanding provision are worth disseminating beyond the school."

‘Outstanding in all categories’.