‘Following my visit to your school on 29 January 2020, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to confirm the inspection findings. The findings do not change the overall effectiveness judgement of outstanding from the last section 5 inspection.
‘This is an outstandingly effective school in which the expectation that pupils achieve their best is at the heart of all priorities and decision-making. The school consistently delivers excellent achievement and exceptionally high standards in English, mathematics and science. There is a committed and very talented team of staff led by an inspirational and very hardworking headteacher.’
‘This is an excellent school. Teaching and learning are very good and, as a result, pupils make very good gains in their learning. Standards at the end of Year 6 are very high. Overall achievement is excellent. Relationships throughout the school and pupils’ personal development are excellent. Overall leadership and management are excellent. The school gives excellent value for money.’
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‘The Overall effectiveness of the Catholic Life of St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas is outstanding.
Through the commitment of everybody within the community and the drive, vision and inspirational leadership qualities of the Headteacher the school lives out its Catholic mission very well.
The school has a welcoming environment and all within it are very proud of the school.