Our last Ofsted inspection took place in June 2017, and the findings concluded that St. Mary of the Angels continues to be a good school.

Comments in the Inspection Report recognised the partnership between school and home as a huge strength:

  • Parents, pupils and the local authority talk very highly of the school and its friendly and inclusive approach.
  • All parents said that their children are happy at school and that communication is good.
  • Leaders recognise the need for pupils to develop resilience and independence in order to be successful and persevere with their learning.
It also confirmed that the school offers a good level of education in all areas inspected including Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Pupil Welfare, Teaching and Learning and Standards Achieved:

  • The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
  • Many strengths were identified in the previous inspection and these remain as strengths of the school. Internal assessment information shows that pupils continue to make good progress across the school, particularly in reading and mathematics. This is because pupils receive good teaching.
  • Leaders have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and development needs.
  • Leaders and governors have sustained a very clear vision for learning, and have high expectations of staff and pupils.
You can read the full report in the dark blue box above:

Section 48 RE Inspection

At St Mary’s we are equally proud of our Catholic Mission. Our last Section 48 RE Inspection in February 2018 rated the school to be outstanding.

Comments included:

  • Pupils fully appreciate and play an active role in the Catholic Life and mission of the school. They feel that St Mary of the Angels is a very special school because it helps them to recognise their duty to others in the world and to treat them as Jesus would want them to.
  • Behaviour throughout the school is always excellent. Pupils show a deep respect for themselves and others. They collaborate exceptionally well during lesson times, each giving others time to speak and share their opinions.
  • Pupils love their school. They are very proud to be members of St Mary of the Angels school and express pride in their own identities and beliefs.
  • Almost all pupils make good progress and many pupils make outstanding progress in each key stage.
  • The majority of teaching is outstanding because teachers’ planning takes into account the pupils’ current knowledge and builds upon this. Assessment is used well to build upon prior learning in order to consolidate and extend pupils’ knowledge. Teaching is never less than consistently good and often outstanding.
You can read the full report in the dark blue box above:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.