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Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.


Westminster Diocese Inspection January 2016


The school was inspected on 20th January 2016​. Please find below their findings


Well Done Everyone!


The Catholic Life of St Mary’s Priory Schools was judged to be ‘Outstanding’

Westminster’s Chief Inspector says ‘it is a delight …….to see the ways in which you enrich the educational experience for the 

pupils in such a  rigorous, challenging and exciting way’.

The inspectors found that our ‘commitment and contribution to the Common Good and social justice is outstanding’

'St Mary’s Priory’s community is a community for life’


Florence Collins


March 2016 

The school was inspected on 25th and 26th October 2014 and was judged to be a Good school. Please see below their findings.


The Ofsted inspections which took place on the 25th and 26th September judged our schools to be ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features. The Ofsted framework was upgraded yet again this September and a judgement of ‘good’ is a great achievement.

The inspectors recognised the progress and improvements that have been made since our last inspection.

The Early Years’ Provision is recognised as ‘outstanding’. This, together with ‘good’ teaching throughout both schools, leads the children to make excellent progress and attainment in upper juniors.

It was similarly noted that the ‘behaviour and safety’ along with support for the children’s ‘spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’ are also great strengths.


The inspectors agreed with the priority we had already set; to challenge our more able children. Our governors, who are adept at holding leaders to account, are very proactive in ensuring St Mary’s Priory Schools continue to succeed.

Leaders had put in place plans to address our ‘barriers to outstanding’ and though this was recognised by Ofsted the judgement of ‘outstanding’ will not be given until we have achieved these targets which we are well on the way to doing.

It is reassuring to see that the inspections recognised that the welfare and wellbeing of the children is of the highest priority, resulting in children who feel both happy and safe. They acknowledged how enthusiastic our children are to learn, how courteous and respectful they are both to each other and   adults and how very close we are to attaining ‘outstanding’ overall.

With so much to celebrate I wish once again to congratulate everyone involved in our community.