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We had an Ofsted Inspection carried out at St Mary and St Chad CE First School on 26th and 27th September 2023.  I am delighted to tell you that the school continues to be judged as a "Good School" which is a confirmation of the hard work and high expectations that staff and governors have for all our children.  The report confirms many aspects of our school that we greatly value.

This is highlighted by the following quotes –


  • Pupils feel lucky to be part of this ‘happy and caring’ community, where ‘everybody feels included'
  • Pupils achieve well, with success measured not only by how well they do in their learning, but also in what they achieve outside of lessons.
  • Pupils to show positive attitudes to their learning and demonstrate good behaviour, both in and out of the classroom.
  • There is a calm and respectful culture, and pupils understand the importance of being kind and helpful. Staff demonstrate these values, and this helps pupils to understand the importance of positive relationships.
  • The school uses ‘faith and spirituality’ to promote the importance of being good citizens. Pupils say that learning about other cultures and religions helps them to understand the world around them.
  • Children in the early years are provided with high-quality learning experiences, delivered by well-trained staff. Children show that they are ready for formal learning and demonstrate that they can concentrate for long periods. They also learn how to play with and care for each other. These traits are seen as important to their successful journey through the school.


The full report can be read below or by following the link to the Ofsted website