Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“ achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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RE Inspection

In addition to an Ofsted inspection, Catholic schools are also inspected by their Diocese. This will make judgements on the Catholic ethos of the school, Collective Worship and standards in Religious Education. The inspection takes place over two days.

The Rosary School was last inspected by Clifton Diocese in March 2017. Below is a summary of the comments made, and a link to the full inspection report

This is a good school because:

  • It is an open and welcoming school where pupils and their families, from all faiths and none, are warmly invited and integrated. The school leaders and governors have the promotion and nurturing of the school’s Catholic life and mission as their first care and priority, and are employing effective processes to monitor and plan for improvement, making fruitful use of outside resources, advice, and diocesan training.
  • The pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent. They demonstrate care and respect for each other, and their positive attitude to learning results in good progress.
  • The quality of teaching across the school is good, resulting in good learning and achievement over time. Where there are weaker areas of inconsistent practice, the school is taking well planned and effective action to improve the impact of teaching strategies on better learning.

What the school should do to improve further

  • Raise the quality of teachers’ formative marking ‐ so that it demands real intellectual effort from the pupils, resulting in more challenging independent learning, and reflective, extended writing.
  • To distribute leadership roles more effectively, especially that of the RE subject leader, but also providing an adult with responsibility for guiding and encouraging the blossoming chaplaincy team in their first steps.
  • To develop class teachers’ confidence in handing over more ownership of collective worship to the pupils ‐ so that they can initiate, organise and present liturgies themselves, and so become more actively involved in the Catholic life of the school.

Mrs Savory was particularly heartened to read the inspectors' comments about the children; they are a credit to the school and their families. 

In response to the development points highlighted in the report, please note that Mrs O'Doherty was our R.E subject leader prior to going on her maternity leave and Mrs Savory has been overseeing R.E in her absence. The role of the subject leader will be developed further once Mrs O'Doherty returns to school. In addition, another member of staff will be identified to support the Chaplaincy team as they continue to grow in their role. We will continue to strive to deliver high quality teaching and learning in R.E, as in other core subjects and areas of the curriculum.

Click here to read the full report for March 2017


Download previous reports:

Rosary School Diocesan Inspection Report 2012