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.

We were last inspected in March 2019. The school was judged to be 'outstanding' in all areas. The full report can be read here.


It says:

"Pupils’ contribution to the Catholic Life of the school is outstanding.

Teaching in the wider curriculum strongly supports the Catholic Life of the school.

A majority of the teaching is outstanding but is never less than consistently good.

Attitudes to learning and engagement in RE was of an extremely high standard in all lessons observed. Pupils were passionate about the subject and concentrated extremely well. Pupils showed a deep understanding of bible stories, how they might link to one another and to the life and traditions of Christians.

Pupil engagement in Collective Worship is excellent. The pupils act with reverence and join in community prayers appropriately and with confidence."

The previous Section 48 report was in March 2014. That report can be viewed here.