St Bernard's Catholic Primary School

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  2. Inspection Reports




St. Bernard's Catholic Primary School had our last Ofsted inspection in January 2017, when we were were judged to be a good school once again.

Comments in the Inspection Report included:

  • 'Children look forward to school every morning due to the school's wonderful, caring, nurturing and positive culture'   
  • 'Good relationships exist in all classes and pupils have positive attitudes to learning and want to succeed''  
  • 'Pupils from different backgrounds and beliefs work and play together harmoniously'  
  • 'The curriculum is enriched well with a variety of cubs, visits and visitors. This adds to pupils' enjoyment of school'  
  • 'You have instilled in staff a strong sense of respect and support for each other' 

You can read the full report below: 

Ofsted inspection report - January 2017


Section 48 RE Inspection 


In March 2016, the school had a Section 48 RE Inspection which identified the religious life of the school and its educational provision to be good. 

Comments in the Inspection Report included: 

  • An outstanding quality of Catholic life drives the ethos of the school and is reflected
    in its values, priorities and day to day activities, as well as in the attitudes and
    relationships of pupils and staff.
  • The quality and provision of collective worship is good, both promoting and
    reinforcing Catholic life and teaching.
  • The quality of provision in RE is good. Teaching in RE is good with some
    outstanding practice, and pupils make excellent progress in their knowledge and
    understanding of RE.
  • Leadership at all levels is very good and outstanding in its commitment to Catholic
    life. A range of monitoring activities informs and underpins improvement planning
    and development in Catholic life and RE.
  • In terms of Catholic life, collective worship and RE, St Bernard’s is a very good
    school with strong leadership.

You can read the full report below:

Section 48 RE report - July 2017 


Parent View 

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.