St Bernard's Catholic Primary School

  1. Key Information
  2. Inspection Reports




St. Bernard's Catholic Primary School had our last Ofsted inspection in October 2022, when we were were judged to be a good school once again.

Comments in the Inspection Report included:

  • Leaders are ambitious for all pupils at St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School. The school
    motto, ‘one family, following Christ, learning together, making a difference’, is central to
    the school’s work. Pupils are happy and safe. They enjoy coming to school.
  • Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils are caring and respectful of
    each other. They engage fully in their learning. At social times pupils play well together.
    Incidents of poor behaviour or bullying are rare. Pupils trust that staff will swiftly address
    any concerns that they have.
  • Leaders have created an ambitious curriculum for pupils. Learning is carefully sequenced
    so that pupils build up knowledge over time. Teachers present new learning well. Subject
    leaders make sure that teachers regularly recap on pupils’ prior learning. This helps pupils
    to remember things they have learned before. Teachers have high expectations of pupils.
    They receive frequent support and training from leaders to strengthen their subject

You can read the full report below: 

Ofsted inspection report - October 2022 


Section 48 Inspection 


In March 2016, the school had a Section 48 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 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.