Inspections

The school was last inspected in July 2011.

We were delighted to have been judged as outstanding.

Some of the comments in the report:

  • Our Lady of Fatima is an outstanding school which has improved significantly since its previous inspection and ensures that its pupils achieve exceptionally well.
  • It provides its pupils with high-quality care, guidance and support and a curriculum that meets their needs and interests extremely well.
  • One of the school's many strengths is the outstanding progress made by pupils in their personal and social development.
  • Pupils are tolerant, feel exceptionally safe, and blossom into confident individuals who demonstrate impeccable manners and behaviour and excellent skills in working either independently or within groups. The strong work ethic in all classes results from pupils' clear understanding of the targets that they are expected to attain.
  • A further key factor in the school's success is its outstanding partnership with parents and carers, based on excellent channels of communication.

Ofsted recommended that to make our school even better we should:

Eliminate inconsistencies in the quality of teaching by disseminating existing good and outstanding practice to ensure that all teaching is good or better by:

  • fine tuning teachers' use of assessment so that they always provide achievable challenges for all their pupils;
  • ensuring that assessments in the Early Years Foundation Stage are recorded more regularly;
  • ensuring that teachers focus sharply on the impact of their teaching on pupils' learning when evaluating their lessons.

You can read the full report below:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

Religious Education Inspection

The Religious Education aspect of the school was inspected under the new Catholic School Inspection Framework in November 2022 which superseded the Section 48 Inspection from 1st September 2022 and Our Lady of Fatima is one of the first Catholic Schools to experience this more stringent inspection.

We are delighted that Our Lady of Fatima secured a ‘Good’ judgement for overall effectiveness, with Outstanding grades for Catholic Life and Collective Worship

Below are some of the key areas that the inspectors highlighted about our school:

Our Lady of Fatima staff are excellent role models, promoting the mission and Catholic life of the school. Teachers use excellent questioning skills that deepen pupils’ understanding of Religious
Education. Pupils are respectful, kind, courteous, and enthusiastic about learning about their faith. Senior leaders are inspirational in driving the vision and mission of the school forward in a
caring and inclusive manner. The school's physical environment promotes the Catholic faith and ethos of the school, encouraging and developing prayer.

You can read the full report below:

The school had a monitoring visit in January 2020. You can read the report from this visit below:

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