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

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: