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We are Ofsted Outstanding!

13th December 17

Following our recent Ofsted Inspection,  we are pleased to announce that we have been judged as “Outstanding” in all areas inspected.

Laura Flannery, Headteacher of St Anthony’s School for Girls commented “We are exceptionally proud to be recognised as an Outstanding School. We have worked closely with our parents, staff, Governors, and sister school, St Anthony’s School for Boys, to provide a high quality education in a nurturing family community. To be recognised as outstanding is a tremendous achievement for all involved including our pupils, teachers and parents.”

We achieved Outstanding in all 5 inspected areas and below is a summary of the key findings.

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management is Outstanding
    “The headteacher has secured and sustained high quality teaching…The school provides an exciting and motivating curriculum.  Specialist teachers, visits and visitors, together with the wide range of extra-curricular activities enhance pupils’ learning immensely”
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is Outstanding
    “The quality of teaching is outstanding and leads to rapid progress in all subjects.  Teachers provide tailored activities to challenge pupils in their thinking and learning.”
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare are Outstanding
    “The curriculum inspires pupils to want to find out more.  It promotes pupils’ achievements and personal development strongly.  Pupils are well prepared for their next steps in education…The headteacher has fostered excellent partnerships with staff, pupils and parents.  All are united in their quest for excellence and feel immensely proud of being part of St Anthony’s School.”
  • Outcomes for pupils are Outstanding
    “…current pupils make strong and sustained progress in almost all subjects.  Assessments are used precisely to identify children’s next steps.  Children learn new skills at a rapid rate.”
  • Early Years Provision is Outstanding
    “…Children’s individual needs, abilities and interests are understood exceptionally well by the teacher. Continual assessment of what children understand means that activities are tailored precisely to build on what they know and can do.”

For a copy of the full report click here