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2019 Ofsted inspection

St Catherine's rated "Good" across the board

We are proud to share that St Catherine’s College received an excellent report from the government’s school inspection department, Ofsted on 20 November 2019.

The education watchdog has judged the school ‘good’ across all four of the main inspection categories; quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management.

The Ofsted report describes our pupils as ‘incredibly supportive’ of the changes we have made following Solomon's arrival last year.

Headteacher Solomon Berhane said:

“Over the past 18 months we have been determined to put the school on a pathway to outstanding, the highest mark Ofsted can award.  This report confirms we’ve made a significant step in the right direction, but we are determined to keep pressing forward.

“I am of course very pleased that the inspectors have recognised that this is a good school with pupils that feel ‘safe, happy and optimistic’.  They also highlighted the excellent behaviour and the ‘calm and purposeful’ atmosphere in our classrooms.”

The report highlights our rapid improvements of the school, which have created a ‘culture of high ambition and success’, ‘powerful team camaraderie’, interesting lessons that ‘engage and challenge’ and an environment that pupils feel safe and happy in.

Solomon added:

“I am immensely grateful to the wider St Catherine’s community, especially our pupils, for their support and continued hard work.

“An Ofsted inspection is a tough process for everyone and for pupils to demonstrate how proud they are to be members of the school is very humbling.

“Finally, I would like to make absolutely clear, there will be no resting on laurels.  We are committed to providing the very best possible education for all our students so that they can achieve their God-given potential.


The full Ofsted report has been shared with all parents and carers and can also be viewed on our Ofsted and Exams page under the Our School tab. 

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