Catholic Schools Inspection 

Catholic schools receive a separate inspection on behalf of the Bishops, now called a Catholic Schools Inspection (previously section 48.)

A new inspection framework has been introduced and Holy Family was one of the first schools in the Diocese of Westminster to be inspected under this revised and more rigorous framework. Governors, senior leaders and staff are very pleased with the outcome of our recent inspection.

Catholic Life and Mission - 'Outstanding'

Religious Education - 'Good'

Collective Worship - 'Outstanding'

Overall Outcome - 'Good'

Here are some highlights from the report.

Catholic Life and Mission

‘Pupils feel safe and secure at Holy Family.’

‘They explained that they felt their voices are heard, their opinions are valued, and they make change happen.’

‘The visitor is left in no doubt that this is a loving Catholic school that prides itself on a genuine, warm welcome.’

‘Staff provide the highest levels of pastoral care; there is a deep commitment to the most vulnerable.’

Religious Education

‘Pupils enjoy their religious education lessons.’

‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND, achieve well.’

‘They can speak with confidence about what they have learned, take pride in their work and make sure it is well presented.’

Collective Worship 

‘Prayer is central to life in Holy Family.’ 

‘Worship is thoughtfully planned, and music chosen enhances the experience for all. Prayer spaces are carefully prepared so pupils are left in no doubt about the importance of worship in the daily life of this school.’

‘…prayer in Holy Family is an engaging, creative experience for all.’

Catholic Schools Inspectorate inspection report

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