The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Ofsted Report

Our school has been assessed in Oct 2023 under the revised Ofsted framework and has been awarded a Good rating with Outstanding features. This is a significant achievement, considering the changes in evaluation criteria since our last inspection in June 2011.


Here are some extracts from the report;

  • Through exceptionally strong leadership, leaders and managers have ensured that pupils are now making outstanding progress.
  • Parents and carers are hugely supportive of the school, even running sessions to enhance the curriculum
  • Her Majesty’s Inspector reported that the way the school looks after its pupils is ‘second to none’.
  • There is strong evidence, from the school’s excellent tracking systems, that pupils of all abilities are making accelerated progress.
  • In the Reception Year, they make outstanding progress and continue to do so throughout the school; this applies to all groups, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, so that achievement overall is outstanding.
  • Governors, senior leaders and staff are passionate about continuing to make improvements and school data show the performance of pupils is securely set to rise further.


We commissioned an external review during the summer of 2015.  This helps school leaders to ensure they continue to have an accurate self-evaluation of where the school is in relation to more recent requirements than the Ofsted report which was written in 2011. 


Some extracts from the 2015 external review are:

  • The Headteacher, ably supported by other senior leaders, is dedicated to securing high-quality learning and achievement within a supportive ethos.
  • Monitoring by senior and subject leaders is thorough and accurate.
  • Continuing professional development of staff at all levels is a strength of the school.
  • The school contributes significantly to the improvement of other schools.
  • The new curriculum is becoming well embedded, and leaders seek to ensure that mastery is fully developed.
  • Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning and they are polite and courteous. Pupils value the responsibilities they are given.
  • There are many strengths in teaching.  Lessons are characterised by very positive relationships, skilful questioning, adept checking by teachers of any misconceptions and effective differentiation.
  • Pupils are confident to choose from the many resources available to them, to support their learning, and they readily help each other.
  • Many pupils make progress above expectations, and the school is aware of the small number of areas where pupils need to make greater progress.


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