RE Inspection

St.Mary’s is a ‘Good’ overall, with many outstanding features – being judged ‘Outstanding’ in 6 of the 9 judgement areas. The report stated that – From the moment you enter St Mary’s, it is apparent that this is a school truly committed to the Catholic tradition and ethos with vibrant displays and prayerful spaces. Provision for the Catholic Life of the school has the highest priority with the school’s mission statement ‘work, play, pray together’permeating throughout school ensuring that Christ is truly at the centre of all that takes place at St Mary’s.” St. Mary’s is a very warm and welcoming community in which all share the headteacher’s clear and passionate vision for the school.  Caring relationships, a strong pastoral care system and the principles of Catholic education underpin the school’s work as a community of faith and learning.   Catholic Life of the school is outstanding because the mission statement is at the heart of the work of the school and is clearly put into action each day by both staff and pupils, providing the whole community with opportunities to develop and grow in faith together.   The report also recognised how everyone involved in the life of St. Mary’s contributed to our successes; Staff and pupils were praised for their very positive relationships, Governors were praised for being fully involved in the life of the school and being fully committed to ensuring that the Catholic ethos underpins all aspects of school life, Parents were also praised for being fully supportive of the school and value the impact that the Catholic Life of the school has on their children.

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