Please see below our inspection reports.
Our most recent Ofsted was 27th November 2018, with a monitoring visit on 7th May 2019
Our most recent Diocese Validation was 5th and 13th June 2019
In our Ofsted Report, these were some of the strengths that were listed:
- Leaders responded decisively to a dip in standards in 2017. The development of writing has been a success. Pupils are taught specific skills in writing and use these to produce texts that are elegant and matched to the needs of the audience.
- Teaching is good. Staff set work at the right level of difficulty for pupils. Disadvantaged pupils, the most able and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported.
- Pupils behave well and feel safe in school. This means that classrooms are calm and purposeful. Behaviour is good overall.
- Pupils make strong progress in a range of subjects. The curriculum is broad and interesting and promotes a love of learning. Pupils’ progress in the foundation subjects and science matches that in English.
- Pupils who are taught the school’s new mathematics curriculum make strong progress.
Diocese of Portsmouth Validation Report
In our Section 48 report, these were some of the strengths listed by the validators.
- Teachers and support staff effectively model Gospel values and positive relationships are evident in the classroom.
- • In the last two years, there has been significant staff turbulence. The RE leader has provided timely support to new members of staff and has been key in helping teachers consolidate good teaching so that evidence in the pupils’ RE books show standards are improving.
- • The pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and they demonstrate positive attitudes towards RE and their learning. All work hard and take pride in their work.
- • In all areas covered by the parental survey, with the exception of those referred to above, a large majority (at least 65%) of those responding either strongly or moderately agreed with the given statement.
- • The recent commitment of the governors in supporting staff and parents to ensure the school provides a secure learning environment.
- • The support of the parish priest in leading liturgies.
- • Pupils’ understanding of their role as disciples of Christ is being effectively nurtured.
- • The opportunity for pupils to lead prayer in their classroom and as prayer partners is being developed.