OFSTED inspection June 2016

Inspections

Our school was inspected in the summer term by both OFSTED inspectors and diocesan inspectors. We have now received the quality assured and final versions.

Here are some of the headlines from the OFSTED report.

The visit was the first short inspection carried out since your predecessor school was judged to be good in May 2011. This school continues to be good.

The school is .... a vibrant learning environment where pupils are cared for, encouraged to excel and where everyone works closely together as a team. As a result, pupils work hard, behave well and make consistently good progress.

... the school goes from strength to strength. 

Safeguarding is effective. There is a clear culture of vigilance in the school in respect of all aspects of safeguarding. ... Pupils I met during my visit told me unanimously that they felt very safe in your school. They say that bullying, including name-calling, is very rare indeed, because everyone stays good friends. If bullying does happen, staff sort it out quickly.

Pupils enjoy coming to school to learn, and attendance remains above the national average. As well as pupils’ good attitudes to learning, pupils behave well around the school. They are polite to visitors and are very caring to each other, and respect greatly those who hold beliefs that are different to their own.

and from the R.E. report

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy is a welcoming, inclusive community where its Catholic identity and mission is celebrated and lived out on a day-to-day basis.

The quality of provision for the Catholic Life of the school - outstanding