Monday, 14 May 2012


During Holy Week St Marie’s School had its RE Inspection. We then had an anxious Easter break as we waited for the written report and find out the grade that we would be given. I am very pleased to say that the wait was worthwhile as we have passed the inspection and received the grade ‘OUTSTANDING.’ This has been achieved by the hard work of our headteacher and all the staff, both teaching and non teaching.

The following extract from the report will give you a flavour of the whole report. ‘St Marie’s is an outstanding Catholic school. Under the leadership of the dedicated head teacher and inspired by the gospel values , the well being of each child is central to the work of the school and the staff demonstrate a clear sense of service. The Religious Education curriculum enables children to make meaningful connections between their faith and life and, combined with the outstanding collective worship, they are enabled to give witness to their beliefs. This process is positively influenced and progressed by the support and guidance of the Parish Priest. St Marie’s School has an affirming relationship with the parish of St Marie and St Joseph which is influential in the lives of the children and parents. ‘

My sincere thanks go to the staff of both our primary schools. I am proud to be associated with St Marie’s and St Joseph’s because they are both excellent schools. Well done!

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