Tuesday, 10 January 2017


Recently St Marie's School had a visit from the OFSTED Inspectors.  It is always a tense time for everyone in the school community as the inspectors look at every aspect of the education that the children in our care receive to assess whether we are up to standard.  I am delighted to say that not only did OFSTED find that everything was in order but they judged us to be:


This is fantastic news for our our school and community.  The hard work of our teaching staff, governors, teaching assistants, ancillary staff and pupils has been recognised.  Congratulations to all who have contributed to us receiving this wonderful result.  

The full report can be read on the school's website www.stmariesrcp.co.uk but here are a few quotes from the document.

'The headteacher has realised her aspiration of ensuring that the school provides an excellent education for all pupils, irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points'. 

'Teaching and learning is very well managed. Leaders’ expectations of teachers and teaching assistants are high. All staff work hard and successfully. There is a clear ‘St Marie’s way’ of doing things. Highly effective teaching is based on consistently applied principles from Nursery through to Year 6'. 

'An increasing majority of children start this school having spoken very little or no English. Provision to support these pupils is outstanding and so they learn English quickly. By the time pupils leave at the end of Year 6, they have typically made excellent progress across all subjects from low starting points'. 

'St Marie’s is a school where pupils love to attend, are very well cared for and are very happy'. 

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