Abbey Catholic Primary School
Abbey Catholic Primary School


Ofsted Inspection

Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in January 2024. This ungraded inspection confirmed that our school remained good, whilst recognising that the school may have been graded as outstanding had it been a graded inspection.

Here are some comments from the Inspection Report:

  • Pupils thrive at this happy school. Frequently referred to as the ‘Abbey family’.
  • Teachers use ‘big questions’ to challenge pupils to reflect more deeply on their learning and to work like a historian or to problem-solve like a mathematician.
  • Pupils learn how to care for their physical and mental health. The school provides strong emotional and well-being support for staff, pupils and families.
  • The school engages well with parents, who are extremely positive about the education, nurture and wider support pupils receive.
  • Pupils develop their talents and interests through participating in a wide range of clubs and activities. They are eager to take on positions of responsibility such as play leaders, mental health ambassadors and school councillors.
  • Pupils behave well. They are polite and respectful. In lessons, pupils listen well and focus on the work given to them. They enjoy the excellent range of activities on offer to keep them active during lunchtimes and they play well together.
  • The school monitors pupils’ attendance carefully. It has robust systems in place to make sure it responds quickly to any absences. As a result, pupils’ attendance at school is high.

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

Catholic Schools Inspection

Our last Catholic School Inspection was in October 2023, when we were delighted to hear our religious education provision classed as outstanding in all nine areas of the schedule

Here is the summary of key findings:

  • Leaders and governors have created a caring, nurturing, and thriving family school with strong relationships and pastoral support for pupils and staff.
  • The whole school community actively lives out Catholic life and mission.
  • Catholic social teaching is outstanding, resulting in pupils who excel in their knowledge and understanding of living out the Catholic faith.
  • Teachers use excellent questioning that deepens pupils’ understanding of religious education.
  • Prayer and liturgy are central to school life, offering inclusive, joyful celebrations of faith.

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: