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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Section 48 Inspection

Our latest Diocesan Section 48 Inspection took place in November 2023. We were judged to be 'outstanding' in every category. Here are some of the wonderful things the inspectors said about our school: 


"The mission statement is fully lived out by the whole school community. (School is) a welcoming community that permeates love and kindness to all. A beautiful, calm, purposeful environment that nurtures, values and enhances faith"


"Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School is a caring, happy school where pupils feel loved and safe. The mission statement ‘we recognise Christ in everyone, as we grow together in faith and love to serve our community’, is lived out by pupils, staff, parents and governors who work together to create a safe and caring learning environment. Pupils are proud to be part of the community and could speak to inspectors eloquently about its uniqueness where everyone is valued, ‘cares and loves each other"


"Pupils recognise the call to help those in need and refer to the teachings of Jesus, making links to their own lives and their personal responsibility to help others. Pupils shared their understanding about the importance of being respectful to all and were able to link this to their own school values. Behaviour is exemplary and the interactions between the whole school community were evident during inspection"


"The mission statement is linked to everything that happens at Our Lady and St Patrick’s school. It is well established and reviewed regularly by all stakeholders. Consequently, it has a significant impact on the life of this outstanding school which is a beacon of love and support within a deprived community"


"The school has a very strong Catholic identity, built on strong Catholic values and tradition. Staff feel appreciated and cared for and contribute to and participate in activities which enhance the Catholic life and mission of the school. There is a strong culture of welcome to all members of the community and staff have worked hard to establish trusting relationships with parents and carers. The school goes the extra mile to create this supportive ethos....This culture of welcome also ensures that those families from different faiths and backgrounds feel well received and respected"


"The staff are a close, strong team who are exemplary role models for the pupils. The school has a sense of calmness and safety which is felt by many who visit and work there. The school environment is remarkable, and bears witness to the school’s distinctive Catholic character"


Please read the full report, which is published below: