Section 48 Inspection and Report

Catholic schools, as part of the mission of the Church, are challenged by the gospel to promote the dignity of their pupils and to develop their gifts to the full.

The Catholic community recognises the importance of school self-evaluation as a continuous process that is complemented from time to time by external inspection - the Section 48 inspection. The inspection should be understood in the context of self-evaluation and will include, as well as the provision and standards achieved in curriculum Religious Education, the broad Catholic life of the school.

The purpose of inspection is to assist the school in its continuing work of self-evaluation through the identification of particular strengths, of areas requiring further improvement, and of progress made since the last inspection. The arrangements for the Section 48 Inspections (Education Act 2005) enable the Church to assess systematically the work of Catholic schools. They also provide an opportunity to support, challenge, evaluate and promote this vital work in the mission of the Church.

Please click on the link below to see our latest Section 48 (RE) inspection.

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