Our School

Ofsted and R.E. Inspections
 

The School's last full Ofsted Inspection took place in May 2013.  Our last Section 48 R.E. Inspection was in May2019.

Here are some of the main findings that Ofsted and the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle noted about St. Cuthbert’s.

 

St Cuthbert’s is an extremely warm and welcoming, fully inclusive school with a Catholic ethos that is tangible and at the heart of the school. The school mission statement is a lived experience which all strive to achieve.

 

R.E. Section 48 Report, May 2019


Very strong relationships are a strength of the school and all staff know pupils and their families very well. There is a true sense of family at every level.
 

 

R.E. Section 48 Report, May 2019


The pupils of St Cuthbert’s are happy and well-mannered; they have a deep sense of belonging to the school family of St Cuthbert’s. This sense of family is nurtured from their earliest days in school. One heartfelt response by a pupil summed this up saying, ‘We may be different ages, different classes, different genders or different religions – but we are part of one big family’.
 

 

R.E. Section 48 Report, May 2019


The school makes every effort to engage with parents and carers who have a very good understanding of the school’s mission and are very supportive of it. They are very proud of the school and hold it in very high regard. The sense of family is a strength of the school. As one parent commented, ‘Each child is seen as an individual, nurtured and encouraged to be the best they can be’.

 

R.E. Section 48 Report, May 2019

 


“The headteacher's ambitious vision and outstanding leadership have transformed the school since its previous inspection.”

Ofsted Report, May 2013


 

“St Cuthbert’s is an outstanding Catholic school. As soon as you enter the school it is very clear that the prime purpose is Catholic education:  helping children to develop their faith to understand  that  God  loves  them.  It is a welcoming place where everyone is loved and respected and the love of learning is evident in all aspects of the school.”

R.E. Section 48 Report, September 2013


 

“Teaching is outstanding. Teachers and teaching assistants work at a high level to meet the needs of every pupil.”


Ofsted Report, May 2013


 

“Pupils make excellent progress, regardless of their starting points, because they are eager to learn and work hard, and their teachers make sure they find success in every lesson.”
 


Ofsted Report, May 2013


 

"Pupils make an outstanding contribution to the Catholic Life and take a leading role in activities which promote the school’s ethos within the school and wider community."

R.E. Section 48 Report, September 2013


 

“Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They show consideration and respect for each other from the earliest age. They work hard in lessons because learning is so much fun.”

Ofsted Report, May 2013


 

“The Catholic Life of the school is outstanding. Governors, senior leaders and staff have high expectations and a shared vision with regard to the Catholic mission and ethos of the school.   The provision for Collective Worship is outstanding, it is central to the life of the school and a key part of every school celebration.”


 

R.E. Section 48 Report, September 2013


 

Parents may be interested to download the full reports of inspections below.

 

 


R.E. Inspection Report May 2019

St Cuthbert's OFSTED 2013

R.E. Inspection Report 2013