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Ofsted Inspection (October 2022) and Diocesan Section 48 Inspection (March 2019)

The most recent Ofsted Inspection was in October 2022. the inspection found SWOY to be a GOOD school, with 5 out of 6 areas as OUTSTANDING:

The full report can be read by following the link

Pupils are very happy and safe at this school. They care about each other and treat each other with the utmost kindness and respect.

Pupils are taught to respect each others differences. ……they behave exceptionally well. 

Leaders aim for excellence. Teachers….give clear explanations and connect new subject content to what pupils have already been taught. 

The teaching of phonics is well organised and well delivered. 

Pupils consistently show excellent attitudes to learning…..pupils are supported to develop positive character traits, such as resilience and determination.  Pupils with SEND receive highly effective support. 

Staff share leaders’ commitment to doing the best for families and pupils….the school offers exceptional levels of pastoral care. 

In March 2019, an inspection on behalf of the Diocese (Section 48) concluded that the "school provides an Outstanding Catholic education for the children of the school, and parish community".

Reports can be found on the Ofsted website or below:

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  • Ofsted 2022

    Published 23/04/24

    The school's latest inspection was in October 2022. The Inspection Report can be found here, and the school was graded as GOOD, with 4 out of 5 areas as OUTSTANDING!

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  • Diocesan Section 48 Inspection - March 2019

    Published 04/06/19

    All faith schools are inspected under Section 48, to evaluate the Catholic life of the school. This report gives an independent view of the ethos and character of our school, and highlights the sense of community and importance of partnerships:

    The mission statement is central to school life and is evident in the excellent relationships between staff, pupils, parents and governors.  There is a strong sense of community, with parents and pupils describing the school as a family.  Parents know they are welcome in school and appreciate the care and support the school offers.

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