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RE Inspections

Inspection and Section 48 is the RE Inspection that is carried out in schools that have a religious character.


The purpose of inspection is to assist the school in its continuing work of self-evaluation through the identification of particular strengths, of areas requiring further improvement, and of progress made since the last inspection. Inspection understood in the context of self-evaluation, must include the broad Catholic Life of the school, Religious Education and Collective Worship.


RE and Catholic Life Inspections take place every 5 years with an interim monitoring visit on the third year to ensure that all previous judgements are still sound and to review progress.


Our latest inspection took place on March 1st 2022, and we are proud to say that the school was judged to be outstanding in all aspects. 

The report states that:

"St Mary’s is a genuine worshipping community. Prayer is fundamental to the daily routine of school life and is recognised by pupils as a valuable part of what they do". 
In addition, they comment that; "The school’s Catholic identity is extremely strong and Pastoral care is exceptional".
The full report can be found by clicking on the link below:

Section 48 Inspection 2022 


Here are links to our two previous inspections where the school was also judged to be outstanding.


Section 48 Inspection 2015


Section 48 Mid-Term Review 2019


An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic schools. - Pope Francis