Ofsted and Diocesan Inspections

Ofsted inspection  9th January 2018.

St Cuthbert’s was inspected in the short inspection cycle.  The school is graded as a good school and a full copy of the inspection letter can be viewed here.  Quotes from the letter include:

‘You, your staff and the governors all display a passionate commitment to meeting the needs of the pupils…..The school does much to help younger children quickly acquire language and the curriculum effectively promotes childrens rights and an understanding of British values. Aspirations are high for every pupil and this is typified through the bright futuresinitiative…..’

Diocesan inspection May 2018.

A full copy of the report can be viewed here. Quotes from report:- ‘It is a very welcoming family community, helping pupils to develop their faith in a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment.’  ‘There is an outstanding understanding of the school’s mission as staff and pupils share its purpose and actively participate in developing and supporting it. ‘The headteacher has set a very high standard for Collective Worship ………..the abundant prayerful and reflective opportunities offered contribute to the deep spiritual formation of pupils and staff.’  The school was graded as outstanding in May 2018.

Click on the links to see the full report

Final Inspection Letter January 2018

The report of the catholic life of the school and religious education can be viewed here: Diocesan Inspection Report May 2018

School performance tables can be found at :‘School Performance Tables’

2019 Key Stage 2 SATs Results (Results not published for 2020 as the SATs did not take place owing to COVID 19 pandemic implications countrywide)

Cohort of 27 pupils 1 child = 3.7% Attainment:


Reading attainment                     =    85% Expected      44% Greater Depth

Reading average ‘scaled score’  =  106.8


Writing attainment                       =     89% Expected     26% Greater Depth


Maths attainment                        =      89% Expected     30% Greater Depth

Maths average ‘scaled score’     =  106.5


Combined Reading, Writing & Maths = 85%  Expected    22% Greater Depth


Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling =      89% Expected    44% Greater Depth

GPS average ‘scaled score’    = 108.9



Reading progress score =  2.9

Writing progress score   =  1.5

Maths progress score    =   2.0

2017 Floor Standards In 2018, a school will be above floor standards if:

  • at least 65% of pupils meet the expected standard in English reading, writing and mathematics
  • the school achieves sufficient progress scores in all three subjects. At least -5 in English reading, -5 in mathematics and -7 in English writing

St Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary School is above Floor Standards and is not considered a coasting school.

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