St John Henry Newman Catholic School celebrates Ofsted grade

Pupils, staff and governors at a school celebrate after being rated ‘good’ in its recent Ofsted report.

St John Henry Newman Catholic School in Carlisle was found to be a ‘good school’ following an inspection on May 24-25, 2022.

John McAuley, Director, was delighted with the outcome of the two-day inspection and said: “To receive a ‘Good’ rating in all areas of the inspection is great news.

“This is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and talents of all the staff, administrators and students of St John Henry Newman Catholic School.

“The latest report from Ofsted highlights much of the positive work going on at school and is a true reflection of the outcomes and experiences we expect from our pupils.

“It is pleasing that the inspection team recognized that the leaders have created a well-designed and ambitious program and share an ambitious vision for our school, working together to ensure that all pupils and students benefit from a range opportunities to learn to become eloquent and responsible citizens.

“I am delighted that the inspection team found that our students are proud of their school and enjoy coming here to learn.

“Students said they feel safe at school and know there is always someone they can talk to if they have any worries or concerns.

“The report noted that the school has a strong sense of community, where staff and students work well together.

“Personal development, behavior and well-being are rated as good.

“We are proud that our students benefit from our effective protection and the report underlines the school’s focus on the well-being and safety of all pupils and students.

“The report also recognizes a well-planned program of independent career education, advice and guidance for all our students.

“This includes a wide range of professional experiences and the opportunity to learn about the learning and professional paths related to the students’ courses.

“It helps to raise the aspirations of our students and prepare them for further education, training or employment.”

Amanda Yellowley, Governors Chair, said: “St John Henry Newman Catholic School has overcome many challenges over the past few years, including the devastating flooding of our former downtown site, which makes this success of this particularly poignant inspection.

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