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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Recent reviews & visits to our school

During our most recent inspection, Ofsted inspectors acknowledged:

"This is a friendly and welcoming school. Relationships are positive. Pupils are happy and enjoy learning. Pupils benefit from a broad curriculum that develops their interests and their curiosity. Pupils make good progress. They are well-prepared for the next stage of their education."
Ofsted July 2022

"Leaders have carefully considered how the curriculum supports pupils to gain the important knowledge and understanding they need to achieve well from the Reception Year to Year 6. Pupils make good progress across the full range of subjects."
Ofsted July 2022

"Leaders ensure that the curriculum is suitably adapted so that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) learn and achieve well alongside
their peers."

Ofsted July 2022

"Children in the Reception class learn the routines and behaviours that enable them to be successful in school. Staff are skilful in their use of questions to develop children’s thinking and their play. Children are well-prepared for key stage 1."
Ofsted July 2022

"Parents and carers feel they are part of a caring school community in which their children flourish." Ofsted July 2022

Other visitors have commented:

 “In lessons pupils displayed a desire to work hard and to keep up. They collaborated well with each other on their learning tasks. LA review February 2022

"Pupils engaged well in the lessons and are expected to work hard. Well-structured lessons ensured pupils kept up."  LA review February 2022

"Pupils show enthusiasm for their learning during discussions. Pupils show a love a reading, even those who find it difficult.”  
LA review February 2022

“SEND provision is high quality, reflecting a recent focus on this. There are many examples where the curriculum is being differentiated appropriately to meet the differing needs of learners and as a result pupils are able to access the curriculum and engage with their learning well.” LA review January 2020

“Strong and impactful leadership has ensured that the school has made clear progress and is securing very effective practice in Early Years”.
LA review January 2020

And the children…

"Pupils’ personal development is supported well through the curriculum and the wider opportunities that are available, such as sport and music. Pupils learn to keep themselves and others safe, including online." Ofsted July 2022

"Pupils behave well. They are polite and respectful. Pupils feel safe. They are confident that adults will help them sort out any worries they may have."
Ofsted July 2022

"Pupils learn about different cultures, their traditions and beliefs. Pupils learn to respect each other’s differences and celebrate diversity."  Ofsted July 2022

“Pupils feel that their ideas are valued and as a result they have a deep sense of belonging to the school and of service to others.” Diocesan Inspection May 2019