Inspections

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St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School was last inspected in April 2017 when we were judged to be good in all aspects.

Some comments from the Inspection Report include:

  • St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School remains a vibrant, purposeful place in which to learn, underpinned by its strong, distinctive Catholic ethos.
  • The vision and passion for improving the learning experiences of every individual pupil is very evident.
  • The early years lead the way in ensuring that children get off to a strong start. The language –rich environment and excellent support from adults ensures that children’s speaking and listening skills develop quickly.
  • The school is rightly proud of its Catholic ethos. Its mission statement, 'As one family working together to be the best that we can be we live, love and learn with Jesus', underpins all that you do.
  • Staff and pupils are happy and proud of their school.
  • Pupils show positive attitudes to their learning. They are extremely polite and well-mannered and their conduct around the school is excellent.
  • Parents particularly value the commitment shown by the staff and the school’s caring ethos. Many also said they appreciate the support they are given to support their children’s learning.
  • Parents agree that their children are safe in school and children say they feel safe.
  • All groups of pupils make strong rates of progress towards meeting the expected outcomes.

You can read the full report below:

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Religious Education Inspection

Our school was inspected in July 2018 when we were delighted to be judged outstanding in all areas.

Some comments from the Inspection Report include:

  • The quality of the Catholic Life of the school is outstanding.
  • St Augustine’s is a happy school where staff are continually developed spiritually, morally and professionally by the senior leaders and the parish priest.
  • All staff are fully committed to the mission of the school. They are exemplary role models of mutual respect and forgiveness for pupils.
  • Pupils are proud of St Augustine’s school and they love being part of this diverse community. They say they are well cared for, feel safe and are part of a big family.
  • The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. They are quick to appreciate everything, including the immense care that is provided by all school staff.
  • Teachers are inspirational. They are good role models who share their own vocations with the pupils. All the teachers had excellent Religious Education subject knowledge. This enables pupils to approach lessons with great interest, passion and enthusiasm.
  • Pupils have an obvious love for learning and they demonstrate a readiness to learn about Jesus and to participate in planned activities with enthusiasm.
  • The pupils are culturally very diverse and bring a richness of their own to the school. Gospel values and the CSPP virtues are reflected in the openness, trust, tolerance and respect that are key features of St Augustine’s school community.
  • Staff and pupils live, work and learn in a faith filled Catholic environment where everyone feels the love of God.
  • The headteacher, deputy headteacher and the new Religious Education subject leader are deeply committed to the school’s mission. They provide support and challenge in all aspects of Catholic Life.
  • The school environment greatly enhances the school’s mission and Catholic identity.
  • Both pupils and staff know that they have a vocation to serve and respect each other.
  • Pupils actively lead and participate in the Catholic Life of the school.
  • All the pupils’ Religious Education books are a cause for celebration.
  • Celebration of achievement and effort are a focus for all the staff.
  • There is a genuine enthusiasm for Collective Worship, reflected in the quality of the school singing. The prayer service was a sacred experience and the spiritual council who led it were outstanding.

You can read the full report below: