The school was inspected in February 2016 and inspectors made the following comments about our school:

 

St Francis is an OUTSTANDING school

 

Outcomes for pupils
The extent to which pupils contribute to and benefit from the Catholic life of the school
 Outstanding
Leaders and Managers
How well leaders, governors and managers promote, monitor and evaluate the provision for the Catholic life of the school and plan and implement improvement to outcomes for pupils
 Outstanding
Provision
The quality of teaching and how purposeful learning is in Religious Education
 Outstanding

 

St Francis school is outstanding at all levels. It is a model of inclusion…

The leadership of the Headteacher is outstanding…

The links with the parish are one of the many strengths of the school….

Pupils were able to articulate their awareness of and the value of prayer. It is a way of life for them.

Standards pupils achieve in Religious Education are very high and continue the upward trend of the last three years.

Leaders, governors and managers at all levels demonstrate a deep commitment to the Catholic Life of the school.

The quality of teaching is never less that good and is often outstanding.

The quality of Collective Worship provided by the school is outstanding. It is an integral part of everyday life and enhances and strengthens the spiritual and caring ethos of the school.

For further information please read our full report below:

Section 48 Inspection Report – February 2016