Abbey Catholic Primary School
Abbey Catholic Primary School


Ofsted Inspection

Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2018, when we were delighted to be judged as a good school in all areas.

Here are some comments from the Inspection Report:

  • A warm, caring ethos pervades the school.
  • The headteacher, senior leaders and governors care deeply about the personal development and welfare of each and every pupil.
  • This is a happy school where staff promote positive attitudes and pupils care for one another.
  • Senior leaders are highly reflective. They know exactly where further improvements are needed.
  • Pupils behave well around school. In class, they work hard and cooperate well together. They enjoy coming to school.
  • The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.
  • The range of visits to different places of worship, such as the synagogue and mosque, help [pupils] to develop understanding and respect for those who have a different faith from their own.

You can read the full report below:


Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted’s Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you’ll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

Ofsted Parent View

RE Inspection

Our last RE Inspection was in December 2017, when we were delighted to hear our religious education provision classed as outstanding.

Here are some comments from the Inspection Report:

  • The Catholic life and collective worship are outstanding.
  • Pupils are faithful, knowledgeable and honest. They take a lead in promoting the mission of the school.
  • Relationships and behaviour and the level of care for all in the school are outstanding.
  • Leadership at all levels is outstanding.
  • The pupils’ response to all aspects of faith is sincere, thoughtful and mature.
  • The RE curriculum is inspirational; it is designed to enhance the pupils’ skills and provide experiences to strengthen the depth of their spiritual thinking.

You can read the full report below:

Mental Health Award

In May 2020 The Abbey was assessed for our Mental Health provision in school. We are proud to have achieved the silver award.

Some of the comments in the report include:

  • Pupil voice has been given a variety of platforms and children are driving changes forward.
  • The curriculum has been re planned and Mental Health and wellbeing is fully integrated into everyday life.
  • There is a good program of mentoring where school works with puils and parents to ensure the right support is in place.
  • Governors are supportive and Mental Health is very much on the agenda when decisions are made in school.

You can read the full report below:

Basic Skills Inspection

Inspection reports in relation to the Basic Skills Quality Mark can be read below: