Dear Parents and Carers,
We have now received the final report following the Ofsted visit in late January. You can view the full report here:
As you will see Ofsted now rate the school as good in every category. For ‘personal development and welfare’ they rate us as outstanding. I believe that it presents a very fair and insightful view of the school.
Within the report you will see that the inspection team refer to the highly positive views of parents about the school. I would like to personally thank all of those parents and carers who took the time to fill out Parent View (over 400) and/or provide a textual response (250). You can see the full Parent View statistics here: Parent View Results. I was moved by many of the very supportive comments made and that 97% of parents and carers who responded said that they would recommend Cardinal Newman Catholic School to another parent.
We are very proud of our school – our staff, governors, parents and students – and the hard work and fantastic support everyone puts in to make our school such a great place. We strive for the highest quality of learning and teaching that inspires us all to discover and develop our God-given gifts and talents and I am delighted that our school has been recognised for its achievements over the last few years.
Please be assured that we will never take your support for granted and I promise that we will continue to work hard to make Cardinal Newman not just a good school but one of the best in the country. This report represents a milestone on our journey not the destination.
Dr James Kilmartin