Inspection Reports

Holy Family RC Primary School was inspected on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 in accordance with the Section 48 requirement of the Education Act 2005. A copy of the full report is available below

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Our last Ofsted Inspection took place on 1st & 2nd December 2015.

The full Ofsted report is available to read at

Quotes from 2015 Section 5 Ofsted Report

"Pupils enter school with a spring in their step and a smile on their face because they feel very safe and enjoy their learning.

Exceptional attitudes to learning, excellent conduct, plus respectful and caring relationships are the hallmark of pupils in this successful school.

Teachers are relentless in their drive to help pupils succeed as readers and mathematicians through the successful teaching of basic skills.

Strong leadership from the headteacher, supported by a reinvigorated governing body, is setting a clear course towards rapid improvement.

Without exception, teachers and other adults are highly skilled in ensuring every classroom is a calm haven in which all pupils can thrive. Excellent relationships, based on mutual respect and good humour, foster pupils’ desire to work hard and succeed.

Getting something wrong or struggling with new ideas does not hold any fear or difficulties for the teachers at Holy Family. Their strong subject knowledge means they can tackle any muddled thinking quickly and spot gaps in pupils’ prior learning. Teachers are willing, and able, to put their plans on hold and go back a few steps to ensure everyone has grasped new learning.

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils know they are valued and valuable members of the school community.

Pupils’ personal development is a shining example of success because their time at school ensures they are well-rounded youngsters who can work as part of a team, accept the views of their classmates and take feedback about their work on board. Their excellent manners, breathtaking attitudes to learning and their willingness to keep going even when they do not get it right first time is setting them up very well for future success in their adult life. They are keen to make a contribution to the school. They approach additional responsibilities seriously and maturely. Pupils who act as representatives for the school council, chaplaincy or eco-school wear their green, blue and purple sweatshirts with pride."

Ofsted 2015