COVENTRY’S St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School is celebrating after being judged ‘Good’ across four areas by Ofsted and ‘Outstanding’ in the personal development category after being deemed ‘requiring improvement’ in 2018.
The inspectors’ report said pupils spoke positively about their school and about how much they love to attend.
It added parents and carers were overwhelmingly positive about the school, citing that staff were approachable, the children’s behaviour was good and they had a positive attitude to learning.
Both leaders and teachers at the school are also praised by Ofsted for having a clear vision for the school, being well-trained and adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of pupils.
The school became part of the Romero Catholic Academy in 2015 and the Academy’s board of directors has worked with the school’s leaders, governors and staff to improve standards.
The result marks another success for Romero after its secondary school, Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, which was rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted when it became part of the Academy, and has also recently been judged as ‘Good’.
Principal Mark McLoughlin said: “To receive a Good rating from Ofsted is testament to the fantastic team of staff at St Patrick’s who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this.
“It is also wonderful to achieve Outstanding in the personal development category in recognition of our core ethos of developing the whole child and recognising their strengths and talents.”
He added the school ‘went the extra mile’ for children, providing enriching experiences and a variety of after school sports clubs and activities.
Helen Quinn, CEO of Romero Catholic Academy, said everyone was delighted with the report which highlighted the school’s strengths and demonstrated how it was cherished by pupils, parents and carers alike.
“It also recognises leaders and teachers for going above and beyond in what they do to provide high quality education to pupils.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in this much-deserved achievement.”